Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | By: Mary Wright

Joke of the Day: Church Restoration Project

Thought you all would like this


Church Restoration Project

There was a tradesman, a painter named Jack, who was very interested in making a dollar where he could. So he often would thin down his paint to make it go a wee bit further. As it happened, he got away with this for some time. Eventually the local church decided to do a big restoration project. Jack put in a painting bid and, because his price was so competitive, he got the job. And so he started, erecting the trestles and putting up the planks, and buying the paint and thinning it down with turpentine.

Jack was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly done, when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder. The sky opened and the rain poured down, washing the thin paint from all over the church and knocking Jack off the scaffold to land on the lawn.

Jack was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he fell on his knees and cried, "Oh, God! Forgive me! What should I do?"

And from the thunder, a mighty Voice spoke, "Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!"

80 Free Swagbucks Points!

Have you heard of  Swagbucks?  Swagbucks is a site, where you can earn plenty of prizes, along with gift cards and more!

If you use Swagbucks instead of Google when searching the web, you can start winning “swagbucks”. Cash in your “swagbucks” for gift cards.  The gift card section includes cards for flowers, games, Starbucks, Amazon, and other stores!  I prefer to use my points for the $5 Amazon gift cards.  It only costs 450 points, although some people might need the cash, and opt to use the $5 Paypal for 700 points.

You can get 80 Free Swagbucks when you sign up, and it's good until April 8th!
  • Go here to sign up for your Free Swagbucks account
  • When signing up… on the blue bar (where it says ‘SwagCode’), enter code: HelpJapan (make sure you enter it correctly, it's case sensitive!)
  • With the promo code, you will earn 30 points for signing up, and 50 points for the promo code!
Make sure you hurry!  This promo code ends 11:00am PDT on 4/8!

There's many ways to earn swagbucks!  Here's some suggestions:
  • Use Swagbucks for all of your internet searches.  Use it even for the visits you make all the time (Walmart, Target, Twitter...you never know when you will earn Swagbucks!
  • Install the Swagbucks toolbar...you can search, and earn swag codes through it.
  • Follow Swagbucks on Twitter, and watch for the codes in his posts!
  • Follow Swagbucks on Facebook, even more codes sometimes!
  • Play the games!  I usually get somewhere around 2 points every 2-3 games I play, and have fun!
  • Get 50 Free Swagbucks on your Birthday!
  • My favorite -- watch the videos!  10 videos usually equals 3 points...learn things while earning! Cooking, exercise, movie trailers, and more!
  • Invite your friends to join Swagbucks!  You get matching points for the points that they earn while searching!

Free E-book - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

A lot of us grew up with classic stories...either our favorites, to read as we fell asleep, or assigned in class, and even though we "hated" it then, it stuck in our memory, and now, we realize that it's a classic, and one that we would read again.

Some of us had the classics read to us by our parents, some of us just read it through Cliffs Notes, but eventually, we remember, and sometimes even want to share it with the next generations.

Amazon has Little Women free now, the "Kindle" edition, along with a lot of other classic stories, such as Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père, Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift...so many, i could fill a blog, just with the books. *laughs*

Here's the link: Amazon's free Little Women on e-book 

Hope you enjoy!

Freebie -- $5 coupon from Kohls (and more!)

I found this wonderful project, on how to make hair clips and hair bands. One of the links included how to sign up for Kohl's emails, and you would recieve a $5 coupon, and then 10% off of future purchase. I signed up, now am waiting for the other...

Anyway, here's the link, thought I would share...and check out the clips and hairbands! I might make a couple of clips for myself! They are cute!

Kohl's Coupon and More!

And just to show, here's the hairband that she made!