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Going Public With My Financials

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Over my years as a self-employed, I have always had some kind of work on the side that I have maintained. When I started in Photography, that was my side business. I started earning a few hundred extra dollars each month from side photography jobs and that continued to grow fast. When I started designing websites, it was a side business but in 2005 I made it my full-time business. …

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Things I’m Into (July 2017)

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It’s been a hot month in Modesto, CA so we decided to retreat to the mountains to escape the heat. We tent camped a few weeks ago for six nights at beautiful Lake Alpine. Our trip started out a bit rough having woke up to a burglarized trailer that contained all of our camping gear. You can’t let stuff like that get you down. Love this place. A post shared …

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FoundersCard Review

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I have now been a Founders Card member for three years and it keeps paying off every year I renew. Everything in my original review still stands and I keep taking advantage of offers when I need them. Since writing this review in 2005, I still enjoy my Founders Card. I have added a few updates to the review below. Keep in mind that I did not write this review …

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Our Stuff Got Stolen But It Was NBD

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Life is a series of situations unfolding and I believe that the way we react to those situations is what defines our quality of life. Last Sunday we had planned to load up our food into an already loaded trailer and head off for six days of tent camping. What we found was a cut lock and 80% of our stuff missing. Now we don’t pack light. I rented a …

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Things I’m Into (June 2017)

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I am a Bon vivant of technology. That’s really just a fancy way of saying that I like tech and do what I can to obtain it. I enjoy experiencing new technology or refined versions of existing tech. I love talking about it and sharing it with others. During a meeting earlier today I was asked about why I had a PC laptop instead of a Mac which is what …

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How to Build a Shiplap Photo Wall Backdrop DIY

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Shiplap is all the craze so when my wife asked me to help her build a backdrop for a photo booth, we thought, “why not shiplap it!” Shiplapping something is not really hard, it just involves cutting and painting the wood. Some hardware stores even have premade shiplap boards, but they are expensive. I wanted to keep this project as cheap as possible, so I used 2x4s and fence boards. …

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Fallacy of Control

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We like to believe that we are in control and have some sort of say in the way things will turn out on a day-to-day basis. Many of us get frustrated when things do not go our way and we do whatever we can to try and change the situation to produce the outcome we were hoping for. I have come to realize that the more I add in my …