Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Free College...and other stuff

Had the random privilege of getting to go inside the Potter's Mansion outside of Fair Grove yesterday. There was some furniture that needed picking up, and well, I was the lucky one ;).

It's such a beautiful structure, and has gorgeous views out of every window (plus four incredible porches). It's not huge, but it is so elegant that one can't help but wish he could raise his family there. Too bad I couldn't find any pictures of the interior.

Maybe if I get a pay raise at work, I'll just buy it and have you all over.

It'd need to be a significant pay raise


I am trying to get the last of my school figured out. I only need four credits, and, in working with an advisor, I found about the FEMA courses that are offered free of charge. These are independent study courses provided by the Emergency Management Insitute to help prepare local officials for emergencies.

Now, colleges like Thomas Edison (TESC) and Fredrick Community College (FCC) are offering credits for those courses. (pretty much 1 credit per course) TESC will give credit for up to 25 courses, and FCC will give credit for up to 30. FCC also allows you to use them as the cornerstone for their A.A.S. in Emergency Management.

There's no charge for the courses (and you gotta admit, when it comes to electives, "Radiological Emergency Management" has gotta beat "Underwater Basket Weaving" .)

FCC charges $60 per course to transfer the courses into credits. For TESC there is no charge to transfer them, however you would have to choose one of their enrollment options if you planned on graduating... the least expensive one is going to cost at least $2455, which is fine when you are taking other course inorder to complete a degree.

Anyhow, free college courses. Hard to beat, huh?


So hold on, we're headed for a better life - Keith Urban

Friday, May 1, 2009

rainy day livin'

...Chilling at the House of Mud. Watching it rain.   Thinking about what life'll be like in a couple of years. Still rocking the whole headachy/Dizzy/Naseau deal from yesterday.  But at least I can concentrate enough to study.  Good stuff.

Tracy Chapman. Enjoy...


In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. 

Psalms 31:1-4