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Connie Klemme (MomTech)

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 I'm Connie and this passage from my favorite book is what inspires me:

"For equipment she had youth, curiosity, a steel-strong frame; one brown lady's-cloth, ...and a gay, adventuresome spirit that was never to die, only a trackless waste from which she had to retrace her steps, painfully. But always, to her, red and green cabbages were to be Jade and Burgandy, chrysoprase and porphyry. Life has no weapons against a woman like that."- from the book So Big. 

 

So that's who I am or who I inspire to be.  But, what do I do ? What do I write about?: I am a mom. I was formerly in upper/middle management in both the private sector and public sector. I have many years in information technology and a few years in retail management. Out of the blue I decided to try something different in 2004 and set out to get a license to sell Real Estate and quit my stressful job a few years later. Since then I have continued to contract and subcontract for a handful of companies when there is work on a technical project that interest me. I sell a house or two here and there and keep a close eye on the market.  For the most part I am a mom. I'd love to be a stay at home mom full time but I let's face it. I like to spend money so even though we worked hard at keeping our budget within the means of just one of our incomes,  I gotta make some money so we can enjoy life not just exist. I do my best to keep it all balanced but sometimes..."balance" doesn't mean quite what I want it to mean.  Sometimes balanced simply means…I am up and moving and everybody had clean socks, brushed teeth and food for lunch today it doesn’t mean the morning was smooth with a quite cup of coffee and singing birds and my children politely helped one another get out the door.  Either way,  I'm still standing and their still breathing so all in all…it’s good. I selected the name momtech because in addition to having a technical background, as a mom I am always repairing toys and helping the boys fix or build things. So while I have not yet blogged about how to repair a robot, RC helicopter or any of the various other toys we've fixed throughout the years...it is what I do.  Life is too expensive not to learn how to repair stuff that breaks and stuff breaks often when you not only have boys but you buy things at yard sales, thrift store, clearance sections and so on.   When I can figure out how to tell one of those stories in some interesting way then I'll add it on here and it will be a true momtech topic. Until then...it's a collection of things that I know a bit about and feel worthwhile to share. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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    House For Sale: First Impression Matters!!

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    Pumpkin Bread from scratch

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    Crockpot Fajitas

    3 years ago

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    Quick and Easy Chicken Enchiladas

    3 years ago

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    The Critical Interview Question

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    Coke Cake

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    Ground Beef Texas Hash

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    Thinking of Home School?

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  • Home Buyer's Checklist
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    Home Buyer's Checklist

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    RV vacation, Narrow Gauge railroad and nature!

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  • An excuse is a reason stuffed with a lie
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    An excuse is a reason stuffed with a lie

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  • Just say Thank you-and stop there
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