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Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Let's Take a Trip to Gutenburg!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: FamiliesAgain Freebies

Actually I'm not talking about Gutenberg, Germany, nor even about the famous Gutenberg Bible. I'm talking about Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg was started in 1971 and now encourages the free distibution of good reading material through ebooks. You wouldn't believe how many famous works of literature that you can actually get for free. Project Gutenberg has thousands and thousands of titles that you can download free of charge. Just click on the banner above to see all of the great titles that you can get! I just downloaded a G. A. Henty book that would cost me around $20 to buy from a book distributer that sells his works. Of course it's not going to have the pretty binding, and you will have to either print it out and put it in a notebook, or read it off of your computer. But, if you aren't bothered by that then this is the place for you! I love it and plan on using it for a lot of homeschooling this year. For all of you homeschoolers out there, it's amazing how many resources that you can find on the internet that are free of charge. I wonder how much I will actually spend this year for homeschool? Hmmm?!? I'll have to let you know!


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Posted by tink38570 at 11:26 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:30 PM CDT
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Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Do You Want to Get Some Free Money?
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: General

Swagbucks is a great way to get free money. I've already earned enough Swagbucks to buy $20 in Amazon gift cards. And most of the bucks I've gotten just by searching the internet using their searchbar. But that's not the only way to get bucks and Amazon gift cards aren't the only things that you can buy with your bucks. Click on the button below to find out what all the rage is about. I know you'll love it once you get started!

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Posted by tink38570 at 11:43 PM CDT
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Monday, 12 July 2010
Okay, So You've Decided to Homeschool - More Freebies!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Homeschool Helps

So you've decided to homeschool, but how do you do it? What curriculum do you use? How do you schedule? The Old Schoolhouse has more freebies to help you along. Check them out.

Product Reviews Digital Supplement 


The first is a great ebook on everything you need to know about choosing curriculum and getting started. Check it out by clicking on the banner above.

See some curriculum that you like, but would like to try it out first? Download the Homeschool Freebie Directory by clicking on the banner above and see all of the Freebies that this great ebook by The Old Schoolhouse can give you. Have fun!

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Posted by tink38570 at 11:47 PM CDT
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Sunday, 11 July 2010
Thursday's Child - Compassion International
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Compassion International


Lately I have been focusing so much on our summer day camps that I haven't written much about Compassion International. So, today, I wanted to post a video that spotlights child poverty. That is Compassion's goal -
"Releasing Children from Poverty in Jesus' Name". It's a short but very eye opening video. It really made me think.


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Posted by tink38570 at 11:11 PM CDT
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Saturday, 10 July 2010
Men's Monday Meme - It's Vacation Time - Or at least I wish!
Mood:  down
Topic: Men's Monday Meme


Yep, I'm still down. Computer problem has not been fixed and I am discouraged. I have been hopping around between my wife's laptop and my son's laptop and it is not fun. Not only that, but you won't believe how many things that you have stored on your laptop. For example, I am going to have to go to another Men's Monday Meme post to retrieve one of the meme logo's and then save it on to one of my small zip drives and then put it in this post. Then later, I'm going to have to hope that I remember my Mr. Linky password because it was programmed into my laptop to remember. ARGHHH!!! To much stuff! I hate this.

All of this mess makes me think about just getting away for a vacation. I had some wonderful vacations when I was younger. I don't know if I could pick out a favorite. I remember going to Massachusetts when I was 12 or 13. We toured a battleship and a submarine ~ I got stuck in the seatbelt in the parking lot of the battleship ~ good memories Smile. I recall touring Plymouth and Cape Cod ~ I ate my first seafood at a restaurant there ~ hey, I was from central Pennsylvania, not a very seafood eating place! One of my favorite memories was going to the Boston Aquarium and then touring Boston itself. I grew up loving history and still do today.

Other favorite vacations were to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Gettysburg (as you can see we were a history loving family), driving the Blue Ridge parkway, touring Mackinac Island, and, of course, our trips to Florida and Disney World before we actually moved there.

I could go on for days about our vacations growing up. I loved them and I'm sure I will write many more posts about them. I have a lot of great memories. We've created some great memories with our kids as well. I love vacations.

That leads me to the question of the week:

What about you? Do you have some great vacation memories from growing up? Or, perhaps you've taken some pretty fun vacations with your own wife and kids. Tell us about your favorite vacations memory.

Don't forget the rules for the meme:

  1. This is a man's meme, so the answers must be the answers from a man. Either the man can answer on his blog, or a wife can interview her husband for her blog. However, if the wife puts it on her blog, she must stay true to what her husband said.
  2. You are encouraged to put one of the Men's Monday Meme buttons found to the left on your blog. Just copy the code below the button of your choice. The more folks who link, the more readers you may have to visit your blog.
  3. You may answer the question any time during the week up through next Monday. After you answer the question, add the address to your post to the Mr.Linky below. If you could, please only add the direct link to the post to make it easier for readers to find the entry.
  4. My answer along with a new question will be posted next Monday. The new Mr. Linky will be added at midnight Monday night or sometime within the next couple of days after that Wink.

And here's the new Mr. Linky:

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Posted by tink38570 at 10:55 PM CDT
Updated: Saturday, 10 July 2010 11:08 PM CDT
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