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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PMindra Premium
Hi, Fran.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate Community.

I look forward to learning, sharing, serving and earning alongside with you as we all move forward here.

Kindest regards from Canada.

Paul.
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FKelso Premium
Thanks, Paul. Looking forward to the rest of the journey.
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PMindra Premium
Cheers.
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SueKolman1 Premium
So nice to meet you FKelso. That is quite the interesting profile! I hop you will be able to do more than just supplement your s.s. Thank you for the follow and I'm adding you to my network as well. Best of Luck! I hope to see you around the community!
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FKelso Premium
Thanks, Sue. I have high hopes for my website. We will see.
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1Summer Premium
Hello FKelso, enjoyed reading your profile...might is intentionally left blank no reason in particular...anyway welcome to WA and thank for your following and I am following you back.

It's funny because I was a watching a video about Alaska just yesterday as a matter of fact, it looks really beautiful, though I don't exactly cherish those overcast days when the sun is hiding behind the clouds.

Ok, have a wonderful weekend and make a happy day for yourself!
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FKelso Premium
Thank you -- I have had a happy day! Did a small bazaar here in Gustavus, which is a very small community, and made $1,000. I am very pleased.

If you can't handle rain or snow, Alaska is not the place for you. If you like natural beauty you can't beat it. The weather here can get nasty, but it's kind of like the experience of the pregnant woman who, swears after she gives birth, that she will never do that again, but she does.

Alaska is the kind of place that might really depress you one day because of the weather, but the next day it is so astoundingly beautiful that you forget all about your distress the day before.

Fran
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1Summer Premium
Hi Fran,

Wow, I love the way you describe it! It snowed yesterday and this morning, it's been overcast and cold, I grew up in this weather.

It was never a problem when I was kid.

Now, frankly I don't mind the cold, you can always wear extra layers, but the snow is getting a little difficult to negotiate! The overcast days do depress me and I have to make an extra extra extra effort to shrug it off!

I'm very happy for you that you made $1000.00 bucks today, that is fantastic, good for you!

I've literally spent 2 full days trying to figure out a problem a problem that I had been ignoring with my sitemap for the last several weeks or so because of one thing or another...but I am so happy to say that with help from SiteSupport and one of Marion Black's tutorials, I did it! I finally got it right!!! hahaha :)

I was literally upset with myself because I had a hard time figuring this out, it just wouldn't sink in, I just could not focus, and felt that my last two days were a waste. But yeeeh I got it, I fixed it and it's a great feeling!! (a little proud of myself for that, hehehe)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend Fran! :)
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FKelso Premium
So glad you got it figured out. Boy, do I understand! However, the important thing is that you stuck with it until you got it worked out. It feels so good afterward, doesn't it? Hang in there...
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1Summer Premium
Yes, it does feel good, like a heavy weight was lifted from my shoulders!

Happy Thanksgiving Fran!!

Cheers! :)
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FKelso Premium
Same to you.

Grins
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DonnieNorton Premium
Sorry for taking so long to reply and thanks so much for the follow. I am currently bedridden with a broken leg. I wish you all the best in your journey here at WA. If I can help in any way please don't be afraid to ask.
Live Long and Prosper.
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FKelso Premium
Broken legs are not fun. Hope you recover quickly. Can you get to your laptop while in bed? You could be learning stuff...

More important that you do whatever is necessary to heal. Best to you.

Fran
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Fran ... thank you for the follow. I had a favorite cousin who felt the same way about Alaska. He grew up in Holladay, Utah when it was still so rural, his parents house did not have running water to it.

After a short stint in the Army he went to Hawaii and got involved in new home building. He bought a sheet rocking business and moved it to Alaska, where the business became very successful.

Has Alaska changed much since you first located there?

I wish you the best on your WA journey.
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FKelso Premium
Let's see -- it's been 49 years, and, yes, I have seen many changes. For example, several years ago, Safeway came to Kodiak. They had their grand opening at midnight. Their huge parking lot was full and every spot on the street that could be considered a parking place was also filled. Leave it to Alaskans to celebrate a new store at midnight!

Fortunately, some places here change slowly, but the changes still come. I am glad I've been here so long, yet it is still the place I wish I'd come many years earlier. Oh, well, at least I'm here now.

Good luck to you, too, as you climb the WA mountain.
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