About LizC864

I am a 51 year old housewife who enjoys American Truck Simulator, Civilization V, crocheting, cryptocurrency, knitting, Minecraft, & Sims 3 ... daily, or at least as often as possible. On this site you will find info, links, screenshots, & anything else I can think of that has to do mostly with the things I just mentioned, along with some other stuff probably like links to recipes, patterns, etc. I hope you enjoy your stay & if you'd like to get in touch, I can be found as LizC864 on most social media sites like facebook, twitter, etc.

Civilization V: I was searching Steam for something I'd like because I played very few games regularly & came across Civ V. I decided to give it a try & fell in love with it. For me, Civ V is one of those games that I have to time myself while playing to make sure I actually stop or I would just play it all day. I've tried Civ VI & didn't like it at all. I'm glad they made the improvements that they did to the gameplay, but the graphics are horrible. It went from great graphics to cartoon-style graphics. Kinda like going from Legos back to the BIG Legos ... you know, the ones you get at 1st because they won't fit down your throat & you can't lose them all in 5 minutes.
Crochet: I started crocheting when I was 13 & haven't stopped since. My grandmother & I were in a store called Vaslley Fair & I was upstairs wandering around in the toy section while she shopped downstairs for household items. I passed some yarn & for some reason I just had to have it. I had no idea what I would do with it, but it was so pretty! I bought the yarn, taught myself to crochet, & the rest is history. I still crochet today every chance I get & I still have the same problem with seeing yarn & wanting it (no matter how much I already have).
Cryptocurrency is something my husband got into years before I did. I'm still relatively new at it but because I have more time & am kinda OCD at things I'm interested in, I ended up passing him. I gamble with cryptocurrency & mostly do really well. I have a strategy that seems to work more often than not. I run 5 bots, 1 for each coin I deal with & they do most of the work for me. When one stops because of a significant loss (they have limiters so that I don't lose everything), I then do a manual recovery. My strategy for this has worked very well most of the time. What I've learned is to diversify & never get too greedy & never try to get as much as you can, as fast as you can. Also, when doing a recovery, STOP as soon as you get to where you needed to go. If you keep pushing it, you'll most likely lose. The trick is to be patient & go very slowly. I also started mining recently & my PC was pulling in $700 a year with a GeForce 960 video card. I started wondering what a faster / newer video card could do on a machine that I didn't have to shut the miner down on every time I play Minecraft or do a bot recovery. I went out with the intent of buying a GeForce 1070 card, but Amazon was sold out, MicroCenter was sold out (the guy literally laughed at me when I asked for that card), & Fry's ... although they had one the day before, was sold out when I got there & that guy laughed at me too. He then explained that yes, they had quite a few in stock the day before, but some guy came in & bought every single one they had in the store. $30k worth of all the best video cards. Damn! Another miner with deeper pockets than I have got there before me! I was lucky though & there were a couple MSI GeForce 1060 cards left, so I bought one. Hubby had a spare PC I could drop it in, so we set it all up & now I'm making about $2,100/yr with both cards running. I do a little trading, but right now only in the form of re-balancing my total USD over the 5 coins. I would really like to start working with Poloniex someday, but so far I just haven't taken the time to learn it.
Knitting became a hobby a few years after crocheting. It just looked so difficult that I kept putting it off. I think I was about 16 or so by the time I got up the courage to try it & I was horrible at it. The only reason I stuck with it & kept trying was because knitted items were SO beautiful & I figured if I could crochet, I SHOULD be able to figure out knitting ... eventually ... which I did. All of my crocheted & knitted items can be found in my Etsy store. Just search for LizC864.
Minecraft: I'm not that much of a gamer. I prefer to spend my time doing things that produce something ... afghans, sweaters, scarves, hats, money ... but I have played some games from time to time. I like Civ V, GTA V, Risk, & a couple others, Sims 3 is a really big one with me, but Minecraft really got to me. I remember the kids were playing it for years before I was & they kept telling me that I just HAD to try this game. I took one look at it & started laughing at the big, blocky, 1980s-style graphics. No ... there's no way I'm playing that. It looks stupid compared to the other games on the market. Well, we had a 3-day blackout a few years back & on the 2nd day we decided to try to slide sideways (very carefully & slowly) up into town to go to Denny's & charge our damn phones. We stopped 1st at WalMart & I decided a laptop would be a nice thing to have about now, so we bought the best laptop they had available in that store & then we went to Denny's where I charged it up. I realized that downloading all of my Sims 3 games with expansion & stuff packs would take days, so I needed something else to do on there once we got home. But what to play on it to pass the time? Both kids yelled "Minecraft" simultaneously. Well, damn. Oh well, I guess it's better than just sitting in the dark staring at the wall & we had no Internet, so I needed SOMETHING to do. I downloaded & installed Minecraft. That stupid blocky looking thing. When we got home, I started playing it & I haven't stopped since. It became one of my all-time favorite games. I still play it almost every day if I can.
Sims 3:Last but not least ... Sims 3. I've been playing this game almost since it came out. I saw it & fell in love with it. I'm not even going to get into why, I'd be here all day. :) As for Sims 4 ... Ick! Se my complaint about Civ VI above but also add the fact that they REMOVED so much from the gameplay that I wish I didn't waste my money on it.