About FKelso
Joined June 2018
Hi, all! I am glad to be joining your community. I am 80 years old and have lived in Alaska since 1969. I love it here...would not live anywhere else. I've had a varied, active, and interesting life (at least to me...lol.) I lived in Connecticut until I was 9; then moved to Colorado, where I spent 20+ years. Started playing music professionally in Colorado (first played banjo; then added electric bass; arthritis has caused me to give up the banjo, but I still play bass.) Our group got a job playing music in Alaska, first in Fairbanks, then in Kodiak. I met and married a man in Kodiak; much later we separated. We had plans to build a house on land we had under Homesite Claim on Spruce Island. After our separation I went there and with the help of a friend, built the house where I lived for the next 20 years. I am a writer; have had four books published and will have the fifth within a couple of weeks. I am retired, except for a very part-time jewelry and gift business, and need to supplement my meager Social Security.
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Money I would be happy earning
$10,000 per month
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$50,000 per month
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
As much as needed
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
$10,000 per month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$50,000 per month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
As much as needed
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churchbells8 Premium
you and me both. sign churchbells8
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DillonHenry Premium
Best of luck attaining your goals.
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Marc1001 Premium
Those are some lofty goals to start. Nothing wrong with that as long as you know it will take time to get there. Set yourself a schedule to prioritize your goals. Let me know how I can help.
Marc
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Carson Premium
Great to see that you've added some goals Fran!

Working towards achieving these goals will happen as you take action on the lesson tasks here at WA. Ask questions when you have them, and take your time. This is not a race, and your time investment will have you up and running before you know it!

You're going to do just great!

Carson
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FKelso Premium
Yep, Marc, you are right. It will take time, and I just hope I live long enough...lol...If I can keep my level of belief high and keep moving toward my goal, I can get there!
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Fran,

I'm so very pleased to meet you. Just read your helpful comment about sitespeed.

You seem to be a very energetic person. You have indeed a really interesting life! Wow, you have been a professional music artist and you are also an author! What kind of books do you write?

Your website looks great! Fran, I must say you are a very talented person. I love cats. Don't have one myself, but as a child I had a cat. My parents still have got a cat. It's the most cute and friendly one.

All the best,
see you around in the community!
:-) Pernilla
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FKelso Premium
What nice comments! Thanks for the encouragement, Pernilla.

Books -- all nonfiction. There's one I wrote on my website, about my cat, Carlos. I've written a book on wild & edible plants in Alaska, and one called "Alaskan Attitudes," which is about building a house and living in a fairly remote place, with 3 cats and a dog for company. I wrote one other about the house-building adventure.

Now I am writing posts about cats. Will have to check out your website(s) and see what you are up to.

Best to you, too
Fran
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Pernilla Premium
Hello again Fran,

Thank you for telling about your books. Fantastic, you have got such a maker-spirit.

I have chosen a healthy living niche. You find my website link when you visit my profile page. I'd love to help people living a healthy and happy life. I believe, when you have a purpose in life, you'll automatically be healthier and for sure happier. You are a proof of that, I think.
:-)
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Fran, And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training.
If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 430+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me PM anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
Robert
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FKelso Premium
Thanks, Robert --Yep, I do my share of asking questions. My current one is about Twitter and Pinterest. Not sure how to deal with them. So glad katkatskitchen is doing a training on pinterest next week. Moving forward.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Fran and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.

I actually have a 10 video course of videos I can send to you but would need an email address.
if you want the videos then give me an email address with Private Message.
Enjoy your day.
Robert
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EstherP1 Premium
Interesting life. I've been just across the borders of both Mexico and Canada, but no further into the interiors. My grandson lived in Denali for a couple years. He is an adventurer at heart. He married several years ago and now he and his wife go somewhere each anniversary. I've also been a musician since I was 9 years old. Took piano, play mediocore. Started voice at 14, loved it continued until just a couple years ago - - and like so many parts of the body it "ain't the same as it used to wuz". At least at 83 I'm still able to learn. And, this is a tremendous place to do it. Bless you and much success here.
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FKelso Premium
Hey, hey, glad to meet another "old fart" who is brave enough to try this WA business. Yep, if nothing else, this place should keep our minds alert and engaged. Good luck to you. Will be watching for you across the "campus."
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Sly67 Premium
Welcome I really like your story! I am trying to learn guitar it really hurts my fingers. I am a singer and very musically inclined I play by ear and am able to figure songs out. I wish my life would have went a different direction when younger.hope to chat soon. I'm kinda lost some trying to build my site. Hopefully it gets easier soon.
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FKelso Premium
Keep up the practice on the guitar. Yep, it will hurt your fingers until you get some calluses built up. Then it won't hurt any more. It is part of the dues you have to pay. I had the same problem when I was learning to play banjo. And, you know, your life can go many different directions. Here I am 80 and still changing directions...WA is a brand-new venture for me. You can do whatever you want...just believe in yourself and in the possibility. I get lost now and then, building my site, too, but I've found that if I do the lessons one step at a time and don't continue until all previous steps are completed, eventually I figure it out. Remember to ask questions. People here are so helpful. You can do it!
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Johnpavich Premium
Wow fkelso you look darn good for 80"s I went Alaska years ago in our honeymoon by cruise ship very nice place will go again soon. Sorry to hear of the arthritis my mother had it and I have a bit I take 2 capsules of turmeric with every meal and it really helps with stiffness and pain as I use my hands a lot .welcome to wa all the best !!!
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FKelso Premium
Was just rereading posts, and came across yours. Yep, I, too, take turmeric, but only two a day. I also use CBD oil which helps my pain a great deal, and I play electric bass, which seems to help with keeping my hands more limber. There's some good stuff out there these days to help us.
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Johnpavich Premium
Wow base guitar also ! What is cbd oil , some kind of cod liver oil ?
Also don't eat any of the night shade plants tomatoes, potatoes, squash, whole wheat bread, etc it's the lectins that they have that put tiny holes in your stomach lining and cause all the problems, all the best !
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FKelso Premium
Yep, got your "don't eat" list. CBD oil is the medical oil derived from cannabis. Look it up -- it is absolutely excellent for all kinds of things. Thanks for the reply. Will keep watching your progress.
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Johnpavich Premium
Ok well u know canada is legalizing pot Oct. 17 th so everyone's going to be gone in canada ha ha will check out the oil I assume u eat it or put it on salads ?
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FKelso Premium
Sent your reply to the wrong person...lol...no, you don't use the oil on salads. You take it like a tincture...about 1/3 of a stopper-full from an ounce bottle...take it under the tongue, once a day. Okay, now back to WA. I am going to watch the video on adding links one more time.
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