I’ve been quite engaged this past week with a lot of load of this. Pun intended. And now that John’s gone, I’m looking around at the destruction left in the wake of someone preparing to be a geo-bachelor for… an as of yet undetermined amount of time, and all I want to do is take
Continue reading The Calm After the Storm
That’s Temporary DutY for you non-military folks. Military-speak for a business trip. Yea, yea… So he last went TDY, like, two months ago. But here are the numbers anyway. During his four-week TDY to Texas in August, John spent $1657.98 (excluding lodging). His reimbursement came in the next month at $2,300.45 (again, excluding lodging). A
Continue reading $ How We Fared On My Husband’s Last TDY $ — and Why We’re Using a Credit Card Again
Okay, so maybe I wanted an excuse to take a short jaunt down memory lane. But I haven’t gotten a photo of these crazy kids (aren’t they adorable?) for this year yet, though not for lack of trying. For some reason, we’ve been a little busy around here… But we’ve managed to spend some money
Continue reading How Much are Your Pumpkins Costing You?
John’s set to leave for Cali in a couple of weeks, just a few days after his *40th* birthday. Don’t you think it’d be fun to have some friends over tonight for a going-away /slash/ over-the-hill birthday party? I sure thought so. Even when someone in this family was home sick every day this week.
Continue reading I Got the Homeowner Blues.
In honor of our latest Open House, I splurged on some seasonal flowers to spruce up the front door. I say “splurge,” but I didn’t actually realize how cheap a pot of mums go for: just $5 at Home Depot. (I replanted them in a pot I already had.) Definitely a lot of bang for
Continue reading Mums make me happy. And so do Open Houses when people actually show.
What? What did you expect to see? Aw, Dunkin Donuts. They make John happy. The Alabama-South Carolina game today? Not so much. One dozen donuts (plus one fritter): ~$8.00 This includes a 20% military discount, which is huge as far as military discounts go. And one we didn’t find out about until we’d been buying
Continue reading My husband’s in love. And before he leaves me and Eastern U.S. behind, he wants to get as much of this in as possible.
Whew! Almost forgot this post in all the excitement of my guest post over at Get Rich Slowly. Man, I wish I had more traffic, even half a fraction of a fraction of GRS: the comments are so much fun! Even when it is, you know, about how you let $120,000 slip through your fingertips…
Continue reading Personal Finance Debt Balance Updates! And the credit card game: we so own you.
I walked through our saga of how we became reluctant landlords of a rental property in Las Vegas over at The Man J.D. Roth’s blog Get Rich Slowly. Go on over and check it out! (Please?) 😉 And if you found your way here for the first time from GRS — welcome! I hope you’ll
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… computer! Which was quite necessary, in the modern scheme of things. We have been putting off the wheedling from our teenage son for well over a year, but the time had come: our old desktop lasted years longer than any other computer we’ve owned and it was one step away from crashing completely. Also,
Continue reading We just shelled out $670.94 on a new…