Thursday, October 28, 2010

Unit 3 blog

Hi everyone,
        I've been an online student for 6 semesters at Kaplan University, it has it's ups and downs at times. I like that I can work at my own pace from day to day. My downsides to working online is I'm at the mercy of the Internet, there may be times when the Internet may go down for minutes, hours or days. At one point we lost our phone line due to weather bringing down trees onto the phone lines, making it impossible to do my work.   When I have my up and down Internet I would then loose my test that I was in the middle of taking.
        Most of the work posted is self explanatory, but at times it could mean one thing to me, but when I turned in my work, it comes back incorrect for my misunderstanding.
        For me I don't have time to do my school work and convert with classmates too. I go in do my classwork and then log off. I'm sure there are others that have a full plate and do all they can do just to keep up with school, home and work.

       I wish all of you luck at Kaplan,
Tara

Monday, October 25, 2010

My military family support

We are a growing family with 2 grandchildren and another one on the way.  I am married to my husband for almost 24 years, and has served in the Army for 18 years.  I'm very lucky to have a man like this.  He sometimes has to put the army first when he's called out, but he is very dedicated to his family too.  We have 2 daughters and we have one granddaughter and one grandson.My  husband was not around to see his grandson be born or to even see for his first 9 months  of life, but to see them together most of the time makes up for all that he has missed.  I have always supported my husband for his choices he has made to stay in the army. He's very supportive of me taking my college courses and within a year I will graduate and have a job I can enjoy working at.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Broken sewing machine

Had a bad day my sewing machine is toast,  this is my 3rd sewing machine and now I can't afford to purchase a new one, and I am still making my fleece blankets.  I have no idea what to do, a new machine that will handle the amount of fleece I sew will cost $641.00.  If anyone has an idea I'm up for suggestions.