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I Got My Summer Refund Check!

  It’s my favorite time of the semester you know the one where free money is involved?! My semester started a week ago and my refund posted shortly after. If you’ve been reading my blog or watching my YouTube channel, then you know I am a champion for scholarships and free money. This past year my employer decided to pay for doctoral degrees in full which greatly assisted in my debt free journey. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video “I Got My Summer Refund Check” where I am sitting in my office with my hand under my chin with a smile while looking at the camera. Although my schooling is paid for, I still have several scholarships that provide some overage. My goal is to not only obtain my doctorate degree for free but to make money while doing it! This summer I received two scholarships for $500 each for a total of $1000! One scholarship was given to me by the university without me having to apply while the other is for my work with a local community college.  With

Surviving My First Winter Storm

(This is a photo of my apartment steps covered in snow.)

 

Day two of the Winter Zombie Apocalypse and I’m still without power. It’s now been over 48 hours and yesterday morning I decided to come to what’s called a Warming Center. After waking up at and it being ONE degree yesterday morning I said no ma’am I got’s TO GO ! But basically the Warming Center is a place where you can warm up, charge your devices, and have hot food. The one I’m at is actually a senior citizen center and it’s pretty nice. I brought a comforter with me and everything I’d need to stay the night. Based on the update from my apartment complex it looks like I’ll be here another night or two as the power still has not come back on. Overall, my experience has been okay at the Warming Center. I have eaten good thanx to the locals who have brought in Chick-fil-A, pizza, lasagna, desserts, chips, chili, and gourmet grilled cheese. Someone even brought in heaters. Lord, it felt so good to eat something hot. I am so thankful, I might not be in my warm apartment but I am safe which is all that matters. I’m documenting my time here and hopefully I’ll have a video for you this Saturday. Recently, I did a video on Adult Daily Living Skills: Winter Safety Tips and I would say that I prepared pretty well but I honestly did not expect the power to go out. So always expect the unexpected! I also forgot about my battery bank for my cellphone and by the time I found it I couldn’t charge it up. Other than that I would say I was as prepared as I could be. My biggest worry now is all of my groceries that will most likely have to be thrown out and considering I just went grocery shopping last week Ms. Duggan is not too thrilled about that. 

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