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About acarey50

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  1. If you somehow sold the Hyundai, fronted what was needed to cover the delta on the loan, let's call it $5K from what you have said, how long do you think the Honda with 220K miles on it will last? How much in repair bills are you willing to put in to the Honda before deciding it is actually cheaper to replace it? When you do replace it, how much would you be paying for the replacement car, what type of car (how old, mileage, etc.)? At this point, if you actually look at the variables, you may well be a lot better off just keeping the Hyundai and planning to drive it until it hits the 200K mark. If you have the $5K to throw at the difference as implied in the earlier posts, why not look to refinance the Hyundai if you can find more favorable terms, use the $5K to bring down the balance owed and have what should be, in theory, a much more reliable vehicle for your daughter for a much longer time.
  2. Definitely worthwhile. Our local league requires the head coach to have at least a D I believe to coach at what we call the Signature level (basically a step below club, more an advanced rec that plays against other local leagues signature teams) and they require I think the C to coach within the club level. I got the F a few years back as they also required everyone to take the basic class to head coach the rec teams. Only took up a few hours on a Saturday morning (was before it was offered online) and I thought it was well worth it as a relative soccer newbie.
  3. Not universally implemented yet in the leagues around here - they do not have it yet in CSL (one of the Southern California club leagues), though they are enforcing the no headers rule (well, most of the refs are). Some of the other club leagues are enforcing the build out rule. Not sure what they are doing in the rec level, as my son that age is only 5, so no goalies, etc., but I'm pretty sure it will be implemented by next season if they are not already doing it this year.
  4. My 11 year olds basketball team did a fun pregame chant that was just the kids - they;d all circle around one player who would lead themand build up to a loud Comanches (the team name) chant. The kids really liked it and got fired up with it. For soccer (which has a number of the same kids on the team) they do a team chant before the game. I also really like when after high fiving the opponent after the game, having the team line up and clap and thank the opposing team's parents for coming to the game then come back to our side and do the high fives. Some teams at both my 11 and 9 year old levels do this and I think it is a very nice gesture.
  5. I think playing her one half per game is about right. If she has really embraced it, give her that opportunity. If you can get 2 or 3 other girls to be willing to give it a go, have them play the other half game (ie one girl plays the half in a game, then a different girl the next game, etc.) For reference, my now 9 year old that I mentioned above, as an 8 year old last season usually played half a game at goalie, then for the other half was part of the field rotation, usually playing one of the defender spots (he's just more naturally inclined to be a defensive player). This year he moved up to the club level and the plan going in was for him to play a similar split - however the other kid that would play goalie broke his thumb at the beginning of summer so my 9 year old is now essentially the full time goalie for our regular season. He still practices all of the field stuff and will get back to playing in the field after our regular season, but it's working for the team for now and he is loving it.
  6. Good thought.... thanks for the idea. I can present it this way for when they are playing out back.
  7. Tons of good info here. Any good links or resources for goalies? My 9 year old has truly fallen in love with playing goalie, so I am trying to make sure I am encouraging the right habits, and as he is constantly asking me to help him practice more, I want to be sure I am teaching the right stuff. Through our team, in addition to the usual team practices we have, he can attend two goalie training sessions per week which are led by a coach that is/was the goalie trainer for several local high schools colleges. He's given me a few things to keep encouraging as there is only so much that 2 hours a week will get, and his focus is on fundamentals (footwork, positioning, hand positioning, how to dive properly, etc). He also recommended videos from the St. Louis Goalkeeping Academy, though he said much of their stuff is a bit too advanced for him now, it will give an idea of the things to be doing. I've spent time looking at their site/videos as well as some other youtube videos (Keepernation and a few others seem to be highly rated and good) and have bought myself two goalkeeping books to read so I can be a better resource for my kid. As a dad, it is awesome seeing your kid really have a passion for something (for my older son, it is basketball, but I have a background there and can coach him, not so much with being a goalkeeper), and I want to do what I can to help keep that going for him.
  8. There's ways to do it where you can set up a table with the ranges and percentages, so that if these things change over time or are different by rep you can more easily change/customize them, but in a pinch the nested IF formula should work.
  9. Lots of good advice here. I've got 3 boys - 11, 9 and 5 and while there are times that they get along amazingly, which are the moments I cherish, there are times that they are like cats and dogs. Regarding the discipline, you need to find something that works for them - Yelling is not the way (and I am very guilty of this), so finding the punishment that actually affects them is. Not physical, but something like take away all electronics, or having friends over, etc. Easier said than done, but find a chore or activity that will require them to work together as a team, and until they accomplish that without arguing, they don't get X back.... whether that is an electronic, video games, able to watch a favorite TV show, etc. And sometimes, you can do nothing more than separate them - put them in separate rooms and no interaction until they can both be nice to one another.
  10. A few prunes usually does the trick.
  11. I'm a fan of the Bath Sheets at Costco - they are a bit larger than normal bath towels, I find that they dry very well, soft enough without being too soft where it feels like it is just pushing moisture around and not doing anything. They usually have them in about 4 colors. I believe this is the item, although it is cheaper in the stores, as the website indicates, as they sell them individually, not as pairs. IIRC, usually about $10 each in the store.
  12. Why not both? Best way to resolve a cat fight is with some munching.
  13. Make sure that your date fields are formatted as dates in Excel. If they aren't, Word can have some trouble picking up that they are dates and will display them as numbers. See if you are lucky and the solution is as simple as that.
  14. If you build the If statement to return something such as "Not a Holiday" instead of the null value, will your WORKDAY formula work correctly? Another work around would be to conditionally format the row that your IF statement is in so that if it returns 1/1/1904 (which I believe is the 0 value for date fields), the font is the same color as the cell fill so it appears blank, thus not displaying a value that confuses your coworkers. Did some googling and it appears there is no way for Excel to return a truly empty cell as the result of a formula, as it does have the formula in there.