Budgets are the New Black is no longer updated, but if you’re looking for the author you can find her here. (click through on this post to access the link.) (Also, that site is currently under construction.)
Debt Balances as of the End of October 2011: *Credit Card Transfer: $0 Vegas Rental Property: $103,177.03 Ohio Rental Property: $167,070.74 Total Debt: $270,247.77 This is a difference of -$569.22 owed since last month. *The credit card transfer used to be our second mortgage for the Ohio rental. Back when the rental was still our primary residence. Breakdown of Regular
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Costumes really aren’t our thang, if you know what I mean. We’re like the scrooges of Halloween. But when we got a neighborhood invitation to a family-friendly Halloween party I decided we should at least try to play along and not be fuddy-duddies. But what to do? We don’t exactly store a collection of costumes
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The job I took on when I started homeschooling my children is a big reason my priorities have shifted away from this blog, which I miss terribly. So pardon me while I use you to air my thoughts and beliefs on what led me to this decision while also attempting to keep myself motivated to
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Debt Balances as of the End of September 2011: *Credit Card Transfer: $93.40 Vegas Rental Property: $103,446.49 Ohio Rental Property: $167,277.10 Total Debt: $270,816.99 This is a difference of -$10,380.62 owed since last month. *The credit card transfer used to be our second mortgage for the Ohio rental. Back when the rental was still our primary residence. Breakdown
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This is my son preening after one of many victory rides. He’s become rather obsessed with cycling since we moved to Monterey, and he cajoles his dad into long rides (think 20-30+ miles) up and down the coast as often as possible — at least once a week, though he’d go out more if he had
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I harbor no illusions that you all are waiting on pins and needles for my next post. Or that you even notice if I’m posting or not. But I miss you guys, I really do. I miss this blog. When I do get on I don’t even recognize the updates and I have to fumble
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Not just one rabbit, but two. Oh, and two guinea pigs as well. The cost of acquiring them was FREE: animals; cages; accessories; food pellets to start; everything. Another military family moving on. The animals needed a home, and we have a little girl who’s been wanting a pet rabbit for a very, very long
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We’ve been in this house now for three weeks and one day. It’s beginning to feel like home. But lawdy, it’s a mess. We have too much stuff. But that’s another post. We’re gradually developing a new kind of normal in a neighborhood ripe with wild banshees. Close your eyes and stab your finger outside
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We’ve moved! And are still settling in. And while I haven’t exactly been jumping on the blogging bandwagon, I do have a couple posts in draft and have even tried to publish one, but wordpress was giving me all kinds of grief so I gave up. I’ve got enough going on trying to settle into
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