Helpful tips for October . . .

Some are short . . . some are lengthy, but all have a little merit to a lot or a lot of merit to a few. Enjoy the tips and stop by again. More will be posted. Financial learning starts early: *The road to fiscal grooming begins by setting the household standard. If certain chores must be completed by the child, or certain grades are expected on report cards, then be specific. Communicate those expectations. The choice to pay an allowance for these household requirements is every family’s personal decision. But it is important for parents to contemplate ‘bonus’ payments. Surpassing normal expectations may feel wonderful, but getting rewarded for those outstanding successes is doubly […]

Update on Cell phone tips!

Go to SNOPES at Not all of the techniques from my previous post work. Sorry, friends. I should have checked this closer before I posted. Thanks, Juliet for finding this link for me. However, the FREE 411 will work. Also, I know that there is an additional Free 411 service, check the comments section in the earlier post. The PIN access will work on Samsung, AT & T, and Motorla phones. Whether the phone company will shut down your phone or not depends on your service provider. So check with them. Also, if you’re in Texas and check the back of your DL, there is a 1-800 phone number that will provide road-side assistance, […]

5 Cool cell phone tips . . .

Here are some handy cell phone tips. Nope, they are not mine, just one of the cool things someone sent to me. Great tips to print and put in the glove box of your car. These are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. FIRST ~ Emergency The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile; network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out. SECOND ~ Have […]

How to Fold a Shirt

I’d love to take credit for this, but alas as this woman is speaking a foreign language (and for those who know me well, it’s pretty obvious that English is all I can manage) I’ll guess you realize that I didn’t come up with this idea. However, this is a cool thing to learn. Now, maybe this woman works in a clothing store. Maybe she has sixteen kids. Or maybe she simply wanted to find a faster way to fold a shirt. What I can tell you is this technique works. Just this fast. Enjoy! And just imagine what you can do with all that time you save. Oh, and disclaimer time — I do […]

Made me laugh

A recent article brought this blog to mind: ‘If women ruled the world. . .’ All right, all right, I’m not insinuating that women can’t drive. Far from it. I tool around in a full-sized van, 6600 pounds, thank you very much and I can park the puppy in a rat hole. Do remember, I’m from Texas and things are bigger here than in other parts of the world — rat holes included. But gals are normally handling a number of things while trying to park and I think it’s only fair we should get a bigger parking spot. There would be a little ‘bill’ equality . . . Tools would be simpler. Now, you’re […]