Posts by DreamN 9
March 02, 2016
Well, last Tuesday, I got laid off from my job in the oil field. I had a premonition a long time ago that it was going to happen, so although it is a bit stressful, it is also a relief. I think the manager giving me the news was actually more sad about it than I was. He told me that he was grateful that I was taking it so well. In the days following, I’ve had a few funny things happen...Waking up in the middle of the night from a dream where I was stressing out over something relating to
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February 29, 2016
The Keene Sluice Box was my next step up in my prospecting experience. Having a sluice box saves lots of time. I’m retired, so I havea lot of time, don’t get me wrong, I love using my gold pan alongside a nice stream, enjoying the peace and quiet and the fresh air. The advantage of a sluice box is that you can let it do your panning for you while you dig or dredge more material. It’s almost like having a partner with you in your prospecting venture. I normally use my Keene Sl
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Welcome To The World Of Gold Prospecting! I've been an outdoorsman for most of my life. Hunting and fishing are still things that I enjoy, but once my sons were raised and out on their own, coupled with the expense of it, I've found that my interest has tapered off.My Dad prospected as a hobby, and I loved going with him.... Whenever he let me. He was kind of a loner, and mostly went by himself. He mostly made his own equipment, and looking back on it, I'm not sure he did things right, but he s
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February 09, 2016
I haven't been a member here for very long, but one thing that I've noticed is that there is a lot of uncertainty about what niche to choose. This really isn't something that other members here can answer, because we don't know you as well you know you. LOL! YOU know what you are the most excited about....what it is that gives you a "tingle" when you think about it. What is it that you can talk about for hours on end without getting bored with it? What is it that you could write about free
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February 05, 2016
I think sometimes, our current society has crippled us somewhat, in regards to achieving success. It's so easy to fall into a rut of complacency, and the fear of what people might think of our failures, of our being different than the rest of society, stops us from achieving our utmost potential because we won't try to step outside the bounds of what's "normal." When I was in The Marine Corps in the 70's, there were men who hated being in the military, but they were afraid to get out into the
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February 04, 2016
The Wealthy Affiliate is your opportunity to get out of the "normal" lifestyle that all of us fall into...our expected lifestyle. Be bold, be determined, be persistent, be fearless, and you will be successful. Dennis
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January 30, 2016
An undeniable fact of life, is that once we’ve worked most of our lives at a nine to five job, putting everything we have into being successful and getting recognition and promotions within the business that we are working for and devoted to, we notice a few unsettling things as we reach the “finish” line that is known as retirement.I’m an old goat! We come to realize that when we retire, our health insurance will no longer be supplemented by our employer and if we want
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January 14, 2016
When I first got out of The Marine Corps back in 1977, I was waiting to start school and offered to go on an exploratory mission for my parents who were close to retirement in Colorado. They were thinking about retiring in Montana, so I offered to travel up there and check out the area for them. I found a 10 acre piece of virgin forest ground near Polson Montana, overlooking beautiful Flathead Lake and Turtle Lake. I was given permission to camp out on the property for a few days, so I pitch
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January 11, 2016
If someone had asked me a year ago if I would ever have my own website, I would have laughed at them. When I got out of the Marine Corps in 1977, I went to work for IBM in Boulder Colorado building copy machines on a 90 day temporary basis. They liked me and offered me a full time job with their company, but I refused because I couldn't see myself building copy machines all my life, even though they told me I could get into computers also, and they would pay for all my schooling. My thought
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