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I find it pretty amazing that you can now use the Internet 24/7 for tutoring needs in just about every subject that is out there these days. My niece needs some help with her Algebra 1 class and has found a great website of tutorvista.com. She tells me that you can get monthly tutoring services for under $100 a month through them and that she is very happy with what they have been providing her with since she signed up with them.

Next year she will be dealing with Algebra 2 issues and will most likely be turning to them for Algebra 2 help as well. She has turned a lot of her friends and class mates. They provide you with a free demo for the first time users and that has been a good selling point for many to take advantage of.

I remember back in the day, when I used to be able to assist her with some of her class work, but I’m afraid that Algebra just isn’t something that I’m all that up to speed in these days, so I’m glad to see that she has found help online!

 

 

 

Awesome Photo

I heard from my niece yesterday. She sent me a nice email filling me in on the status on her attempt to get her parents to consent to allow her to start wearing contact lenses. She really has her heart set on this and I hope that she can get her folks to agree and soon, poor thing can’t seem to think of anything else and really needs to move on.

She usually sends me some pretty awesome pictures or videos with her emails. This picture was included in yesterday’s email. Pretty awesome, if you ask me.

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A Supportive Uncle – That Would Be Me

My niece and I spent some time together last week. She is a good kid and I like spending as much time with her as I can and I’ve enjoyed watching her grow into the lovely young lady that she has turned out to be. Right now she is battling it out with her parents about getting contact lenses. She has been wearing glasses since she was 7 and she is tired of wearing them day in and day out. Now that she is 14 she thinks that she is ready for all that it entails to wear contact lenses. Several of her friends are wearing them and peer pressure can be a hard thing to deal with these days. They are always in such a hurry to grow up.

I was with her when she picked out her first pair of eye glasses. Her parents were both unable to take off from work so I volunteered to take her to pick up her prescription and take her next door to pick out her new lens and frames. She did a great job, stayed within a reasonable price range and came out looking like the princess that she was (and still is in my eyes) the glasses were pink and very girlie like!

Anyway, if she can convince her folks to let her give the contacts a try I’ll do my best to support their decision and who knows, maybe I’ll be the one to take her to get her first fitting. After that I’m sure that they will be purchasing the replacements online where you can get great deals on all types of eye wear.

Golf & Fishing

I come from a family that has always enjoyed a good game of golf. Golf has always been a good way for the whole family to spend good quality time together. It’s  something that gets us up off of our butts and gives us some exercise along with a few laughs throughout the day from time to time. We have met a lot of great people on the courses that we have played on that we have become good friends with and we all enjoy getting together with a good amount of them throughout the years.

I’ve heard that there are plans being made out there for some of us to get together some time in the early fall to stay at one of the Myrtle Beach Accommodations that have great golf packages at some pretty awesome courses that they are so well known for. The Prince Resort has a good reputation and is located right on the water, I like that. There are so many Myrtle Beach Resorts these days, the Internet will most definitely be helpful in finding the right Myrtle Beach Accomodations that will have all the things that we are looking for.

I’m hoping that which ever Myrtle Beach Resort that is decided on is in the North Myrtle Beach are. The Prince Resort is located in that part which is so serene and right on the ocean.  I’ve always like the north side best and try to find my accommodations there when ever I go to Myrtle Beach. Some good memories from that place.

I’m curious as to who all will be attending this event. People’s lives are pretty screwed up right now due to the economy. But with a little bit of planning we just might have a good turn out. I’m looking forward to it. Now if I could get some fishing in as well I’d be in heaven!

Finally A Contract

My brother and his wife have had their house on the market for well over a year now. It has been a very slow and painful process for them. I can’t imagine going through all of what it takes to live in a house while it is up for sale and constantly being shown, and trying to raise a family in it as well.

The good news is that they finally have a contract on the darn thing and it looks like they will actually be making a couple of bucks when all is said and done. Not near enough profit though, but something is better than nothing these days. I hope that the contract goes through with out any outrageous hitches that are well known for rearing their heads at times like this. We will see……..