One of the things that annoy me the most about the Internet is that so many times I get a form sent to me that is a PDF file. And I get instructed that I need to fill out the form and return it. But I didn’t have any way to edit pdf files to be able to fill out the form and return it. And that would get very annoying – I would print out the form, fill it out by hand, then scan it with my scanner into my computer as a jpg and then email it back to wherever it needed to go.
What I didn’t know until recently was that I needed a pdf editor software to be able to do that. Apparently that software is not something that comes auto-installed on computers when you first buy them.
I think that should be a standard software program installed on every new computer. The ability to do a pdf conversion from word to pdf and from pdf to word seems to be something that everyone that uses the Internet is going to need to be able to do.
The key to smart investing is to diversify your investments. As the old wise adage goes “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” It’s long been known that when the stock market goes down, precious metals go up. Right now the stock market is down, so gold and silver is rising again. I remember back in the 80′s when that happened too. People were taking their silver and gold wedding gifts to the local dealers and trading them in for cash because they could get more for them than they had been worth when they were brand new! Beautiful jewelry and household items being sold for its weight value to be melted down. Rather sad, I think.
I’d rather invest in a gold IRA where you buy gold coins and put them in a special IRA gold account. Or similarly invest in gold 401k and put them in a 401k gold account. In the long term, the value will increase and help out your retirement plans. I just recently learned how to put gold in an IRA and which coins can legally be put into an American IRA or 401K plan. If you would like to learn more about how to do that, check out the goldcoinsgain.com website – it is full of information that can help you.
We got a phone call from Aunt Ellen this morning. She’s invited us to come spend a few days with her at her camp on the lake. I spent a lot of boyhood summers down on that lake, and so I jumped at the chance to go again. There is great fishing and boating, and I like the remote location. Even though her camp has all of the modern conveniences, it is decorated with a rustic charm that gives you the “feel” of being in the wilderness, which I love!
Aunt Ellen cautioned us not to arrive before she does because she is going to have to disarm her new Home Security Surveillance System before we go in. If she doesn’t go in ahead of us, her Home Security system will call the police on us, and no one wants that! She said that she gets charged for false police alarms! And we certainly don’t want to have to try to explain to the police that we were invited relatives! After all, with the recent news story about that poor guy getting arrested for trying to get into his own house is enough to make anyone nervous!
Aunt Ellen had been talking about getting one of the new Home Security Systems installed at her camp because she was concerned that there had been so many break-ins in that area that she was afraid that her camp was going to be hit pretty soon. I think it was a wise decision to make.
My sister Sara was asking me for help in creating her own blog. She’s been reading a lot of other people’s blogs and she thinks it would be fun to do her own, too. She wants to use her blog to put her short stories and poems on. So I told her that if she would come over tomorrow I’ll help her to buy a domain name that is to her liking. I’m not sure what domain name she is going to want.
After we get her domain name bought, we are going to try to set up a hosting account with a green web hosting company. According to the webhostinggeeks.com website, there are several web hosting companies that are making an active attempt to reduce their carbon footprint, and give back to the environment. I’m sure that Sara would like to do business with one of them; she is always lecturing me about making sure that I am not polluting, and am recycling.
One of the things I like about their website is that you can count on them to give good reviews and ratings of the many different web hosting companies. And I like the fact that they have a really informative blog, too.
Posted by J L on July 22, 2009
Posted in Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • Life • Travel
My wife keeps telling me that she would like to take a vacation this fall. She doesn’t want to go too far away, someplace close enough to drive would be fine with her. With the price of airfare, and the worsening customer service and long lines at security, a place close enough to drive to sounds good to me! She’s thinking about making a reservation at one of the nicer Myrtle Beach Hotels for a long weekend. There are a lot of Myrtle Beach Accomodations to choose from, and there is a lot more to do at Myrtle Beach than just play golf.
I was looking at the website my wife showed me about the Myrtle Beach Accomodation she is interested in – The Myrtle Beach Horizon. The pictures of the suites looked very enticing, and the activities it listed, such as the Fish and Chips cruise and the Freestyle Music Park sounded like a lot of fun! And going to the Dixie Stampede and the Legends in Concert shows would be a blast. Maybe I’d like to stretch it out to a whole week, and not just a week-end!