Thursday, March 17, 2011

Switching Phone Service To Save Money

Cutting back on some of my bills means that I am going to be changing over our telephone service to Tracfones only. I already have one that I have been really lax about learning how to use it. So I am concentrating on familiarizing myself with it. My husband is researching which one he wants to buy. He is leaning toward the Tracfone with internet access. As he is into the programming and design of our sites, as well as some others, and feels he needs it for the mobile work he has to do.

For us to have two of these phones is a lot less than what we pay our telephone company monthly. Since we have the satellite  for internet  there is no sense in keeping the land line any longer. We have been using the email addresses from our dial-up account and paying for that even though we are not using the dial-up. I am kind of excited about this change in our life.

Neither my husband nor I are telephone people. We hardly ever talk to anyone outside of our families. My father is 91 and I call him but not really often. He is usually outside when I call during the day. I find it easier to visit him if he is home. My husband's father is also 91 and he cannot talk on the telephone because he is very hard of hearing. He can hear if you are there in person, but that is with his hearing aid in. So neither one of us spend much time on a telephone anyway.

The big thing was to change our email addresses. I made a list and I know that I am missing some of the places I need to change my address at. If I can get it through the biggies I will be glad. Biggies like Paypal - that was the MOST important one, and it is done already with no problem that I can see! And Amazon is second, along with Google. I figure if I can get them done, the rest will not be so bad. Trouble is........there are soooo many!

Copyright © 2011 Kathleen G. Lupole
All Photographs Copyright © 2011 Kathleen G. Lupole

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Time

This morning at Peaceful Forest Homestead
Since the winter looks like it is really fading away, though slowly, I am glad to see the end. I am so ready to start my spring cleaning and seed starting. Depending on where you live, you probably already are enjoying springtime. Here we still have large piles of snow and cold temperatures.

Trade Books for Free - PaperBack Swap.

Choose one chore to work on this week if it is a big one. For me, it going to be organizing my books that I am selling on Bonanza. I had them organized already and then I did a stupid thing. I took a whole box of them and listed them in my Paperbackswap club. What happened to me by doing that was something I never considered before because it never happened before. As I listed them, they got taken immediately by being books that were on someone else's wish list. Before I finished I was supposed to send out over a dozen books. I had to contact them and tell them to cancel about six of them. Usually, I don't think it happens that way.

Springtime brings change through our lives as it is time for new life in the natural world. It is also the time of year when everyone makes plans and gets started on their goals for the year. So get going and start doing!

Copyright © 2011 Kathleen G. Lupole
All Photographs Copyright © 2011  Kathleen G. Lupole