I Found a Really Pretty Place for Mom and Me

Coming from a tiny, almost unknown town in my state, I was worried about what it would be like to live in a bigger city. Obviously, my town is not unknown. It is definitely on the map, but even when I mention the name to people who live elsewhere in my state, most of them have never heard of it. That's because it's in a very rural area. But I needed to move someplace bigger. So, I saved my money and decided that a life living in one of the Asheville NC apartments that I would find would be a smart move. I needed to be close to where all the action is.

My mom is 85 years old, and I take care of her part-time. She does not need full time help, so that means that I have the ability to go out and work. But there were no jobs nearby in my town. So, that is one important reason that I need to live in Asheville. Not only that, but my mom does need a lot of medical care, and we do not even have a hospital in the rural place we are living. We don't have any sort of ambulance service either, and that is not good for people who need help in the middle of the night. It is a 1 hour drive to the nearest large city.

Mom stayed behind on the day that I went out apartment hunting. She said that she trusted my judgment and would be happy with whatever I picked out. I found a place that has a wonderful balcony with a mountain view. The place has two bedrooms. There is a swimming pool outside, and it is heated. Mom can even bring her cherished dog of 11 years to this new place. She will really enjoy what I picked out.

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A Fire Pit for Our Yard

My husband has wanted a fire pit for the longest time. We have looked at some at the local stores, but he just could not find one that he liked well enough. He told me the biggest problem was that he did not know enough about them. That made sense to me since we had never owned a pit before, nor did we have any experience with one at a family member's or friend's house. I decided to go online to see if I could find a website that would help him make up his mind on exactly what he wanted.

I was able to find a site that could have been customized just for him. He already knew why he wanted one, and this site explained the different aspects of fire pits, which made him understand finally which one he wanted to have. He knew that he wanted it to be in the yard. We have a huge backyard, and he wanted the kids to be able to pull lawn chairs up around it even once the weather started to get cooler. It would also be great for spring nights that were not quite warm enough too.

He did not know there was so much to know about fire pits, and this site gave him the education that he didn't know that he needed. He finally decided that he wanted to get a wood fire pit, because part of the appeal was to actually smell the burning wood. Since we used to go camping a lot, that was my first choice too since that smell brings back so many good memories of when we were first married. He also read about the different rules, which he didn't even know some towns had for fire pits. Since he was able to get all of this information, it did not take him long to finally pick out the one that he wanted.

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I Can Take Part in the Fun Now, Too

Having never been in a state where hunting is a common part of life, I really never thought much about weapons. But I ended up meeting my boyfriend, who lives in a state where it is common, and he is an avid hunter. He is the one who got me comfortable being around guns and knowing exactly how to use all the right gun accessories as well. I have found that I really enjoy the sporting aspect of target shooting. It is a lot of fun!

When I was just a young girl, I remember that most of the other kids in the neighborhood had BB guns. These were actually hand-held, and they would use them for target practice most often. Some of the other kids would shoot street lights and other things they shouldn't have been shooting out, but luckily, those kids were a minority. One day, one of the boys asked me if I wanted to try to hit the target they had set up, so I decided to do it. I remember instantly thinking it was great fun, and I was a great shot, too!

The first time that my current boyfriend had me try out his weapon for target practice, I was not nervous at all. He made sure to give me a thorough lesson before we got started. He reminded me that safety is important. No swinging the gun around aimlessly. Always make sure that you are on firm footing. Things like that are so important. After that, he gave me some tips on how to hit the rings on the target more easily. As soon as I pulled the trigger, I suddenly felt myself smile. That feeling of fun when we were using BB guns as kids came back to me immediately. Now, when he goes out hunting, I can come with him and have something to do as well.

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E-Sports Needs More Personality to Succeed

Some of the earliest e-sports in the United States became popular and were founded because of Madden NFL games. Without Madden we might have never been able to establish e-sports on the level that we have finally be able to achieve and it's thanks to Madden 16 connected franchise that gamers are finally able to achieve the notoriety and sponsorships that they deserve. I remember my parents thinking that I was out of my mind for wanting to become a professional gamer; something back then that was most likely unachievable. Now? It doesn't seem like such a far fetched idea but how does one become a professional gamer in a society that hasn't completely embraced the idea of gamers being sports-like figures in culture? America might be behind the times when compared to the likes of South Korea whose E-sports matches can fill entire stadiums and have even built stadiums for hosting the matches themselves. We're not there yet but we're close. So close.

It's going to take another generation or two of gamers growing up and establishing themselves within the community in order to do so. It's going to take the likes of Twitch and Youtube to continue promoting gamers in their very special way for us to achieve that. For now the most popular gaming commentaters and players are generally only viewed via live streams with live, ticketed matches being a much more rare thing. At least here, that is. Hopefully games likes HoTS and League of Legends will continue being able to push the envelope on what it means to play games competitively so we'll finally achieve something akin to what South Korea has for their gamers. It's going to take a lot more work and a lot more success with personalities who can capture the attention of the sport for it to become a reality.

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Thinking About the Practicality of a Web Site

I have been thinking about how practical it would be for me to start up my own web page to earn money on the side. Obviously the theory works like this. You start up a web page, people buy stuff and you make a whole lot of money without doing too much to earn. In fact there are going to be a lot of other things in the way, you are not going to get to that point so easily. I was trying to figure out if this guy Alex Shelton is going to be much of a help to me. He has something called MOBE or my online business education and this is the sort of thing that he claims that he can teach you. Of course the big thing you need to know is how to get a good marketing plan together. The web page is merely a tool and it has a purpose, which is to show people what you want them to buy. Unless you can get people to the site so that they can have a look at the merchandise, then the web page is not going to serve it's purpose. That is a key concept. You simply can not make money on the web unless you can let the buying public know where to find you. In fact the stuff that you are going to sell is important too. You have to think about competition. You are going to have real problems if you sell the exact same stuff that hundreds of established sites already sell. It takes a lot of capital to sell a wide range of expensive goods too. However you have to be able to figure out the shipping and how to do that. It is probably better to get a fulfillment service to handle that part of it.

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