After having little to no experience with such softwares as excel spreadsheet and financial reports, I had my eyes opened to how difficult it can be to get calculations, columns, and sizing just to name a few, to get in the correct presentable way that I wanted. The biggest challenge I had was putting everything into the correct format with saving and inserting the spreadsheet as a jpeg file to be viewed inside of my page. What I was really pleased with though was that I did learn a lot about software, saving certain files, and how to use microsoft excel spreadsheet. But, in the future I would do a lot more homework on a higher quality software to use for designing my spending report.

Brett Neffendorf


My Biggest Dreams

November 22, 2008

Since I was in Elementary School, I have always dreamed of road tripping to Saskatchewan Canada to hunt the great plains, valleys, and waters of the Canada provinces. Waterfowl hunting in the Saskatchewan area of Canada is absolutely amazing, and from the moment I was introduced to Waterfowl hunting by my dad, my eyes have been opened and my mind has been fascinated by the hunting opportunities up North. Although there are many dreams that can be filled for a hunter like myself up North, the expenses to hunt in another country can be extraordinary. The gas, licenses, tags, ammunition, housing, and food just to name a few things, can put a hole in anyones pocket. But, it may just be worth it if you can save up the correct way!

Another dream I have always had is to move to the great state of Montana to open up my own hunting Ranch. I have always had a warm spot in my heart for the land of Montana and the opportunities for hunting and ranching in a rich outdoor community state. Although the work is very few and far between in a state like Montana, the living expenses are very low, and the biggest issue for finances is just to find your way to the state!

Although every working American would like to own their own house, the dream of the perfect house for myself has to be above and beyond the dream of just owning an actual house. The mind blowing amazement of a 3 story log cabin set in the hills of Central Montana surrounded by the thick dense forest on a large 100+ acre plot is just the beginning of what I would love to set my finances for. But, even with the DREAM of a large log cabin home, it all has to be set aside until I have the finances after graduating college with a very prestigious degree that will allow me to  receive  loans, and finances for a dream house in the hills of Montana.

Uploading Pictures

November 14, 2008

I have years of uploading pictures onto websites, forums, facebook, myspace, and emails. What I did find difficult though was using the tools that has set up for uploading and inserting pictures into posts and pages. The icons to upload images were a bit different then what I have used and after uploading the pictures you are asked to insert them into the post or page which is something I had never ran into. But, overall it took me very few attempts to figure out exactly what it was I needed to do to successfully complete picture uploading here on

Receiving Research Help

November 1, 2008

After doing a bit of research on who would be my best bet for scholarly information and in depth research tips,  I decided to get in touch with OSU Librarian Jane Nichols. I briefly described my concern with not being able to find enough scholarly information and right away Jane responded with numerous links through OSU search engines to get me started. What really helped me in my search for information on Ursula M. Burns are the keywords, tips, and tactics that OSU search engines give you when attempting to find exact information. Although Ursula M. Burns has been difficult to research so far, I have yet to find anything that wasn’t helpful given to me by Jane and her insight to researching.

Brett Neffendorf