From Bad-Ass to…… Bad

As chronicled in my 3 Month Update and Bugs, Thugs, and Hugs posts, I had some work done on my house this summer. Notice I didn’t say anything about the quality of the work. I deliberately left that descriptor out as it turns out my contractor was closer to the “should never be allowed to … Read more…

My 10 Year Plan: 2017 Update

I typically update my long-term projections each year around late spring. Due to the fact someone pressed the fast forward button on my year, I’m updating it now instead! If you’re unfamiliar with my 10 year plan series, you can catch up by reading 2015’s iteration and 2016’s post before you continue with 2017. I … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: July 2017

Disclaimer: some links may be affiliate links. They help offset the cost of keeping this blog running! Why do I do a monthly status report? I find it best to do a monthly status report for a few reasons. It helps me evaluate how I did the previous month. Did I hit a target reduction in spending … Read more…

You Suck….. and It’s Ok

Very few people can try out a new skill and be perfect from the start. Sadly for my inner type A perfectionist personality, I am not one of those people. I’ve tried a number of new activities lately and sucked at the vast majority of them. But you know what? It’s perfectly ok to suck at … Read more…

Planning for the Future

Planning for the hazy “someday” of the future is tough. It’s like peering into the mists of a foggy morning. Shapes are indistinct and intimidating until you get close enough to recognize the giant shadow is an oak tree. I’m peering into the foggy future, but I can’t make out what those looming shapes are. … Read more…