Category: money

  • My Future is Electric

    Should I use money to make my life easier? Well, maybe not my life, but my chores. There is part of me that says doing these things around the yard without the benefit of power equipment is simply another way to get some exercise. And then I’m out there in 95 degree heat and 90% […]

  • Amazon Payment Fiasco

    I’ve had my first negative experience with an Amazon purchase experience. This is an actual Amazon issue, not a problem with one of their vendors. Which is impressive, given how often I shop on Amazon and how many years I’ve been using them. The issue was resolved, but it was still a thing. Here’s what […]

  • Sitting Pretty

    I don’t get a lot of visitors, but when I do get them I feel bad about the rather poor sitting options I had for them in the office. I’ve tried multiple solutions; from a dog-slobber stained living room chair to a waiting room chair on wheels, and a few things in between. All were […]

  • New Monitors

    One more purchase from Amazon, with thanks to the Black Friday week sales. New monitors for my desk set up. I picked up two Acer monitors to replace the HP monitors I’ve been using for the last few years. I was satisfied with my 27-inch, 1920×1080 monitors and didn’t see a need or feel a […]

  • Stickler for a Deal

    One of the items that showed up in ads above my email on Black Friday was an offer for 50 custom cut stickers for $20 from StickerMule. I’m willing to waste a twenty on an experiment. I mean, hell, I did buy a half-dozen baseball caps, and that was way more than 20-bucks. Besides, I […]

  • So Many Sales

    My email has been full with pre-deals, sale previews, and early price drops for two weeks. I’m sure yours has too. So money was bound to get spent. i can only stand up to that kind of pressure for so long. My personal BLACK FRIDAY shopping spree started on Tuesday at Home Depot. All of […]

  • Topping Things Off With

    I’m very excited to tell you about something. Today my package from arrived. I’ve been waiting weeks for these things to arrive. As an added bonus they sent some of their own swag along with my stuff. I’m now the proud owner of a bag, mouse pad, notepad, and water bottle all emblazoned with […]

  • Valentine Windfall

    Happy Valentine’s Day to everybody. I woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise, my state tax refund was deposited this morning. Woot. That’s the good news. The bad news, that’s the last of the free money will be showing up in my mailbox this year.

  • Tax Refund has Arrived

    Woot! Money. Money. Money! Still waiting on the state check, but the Federal refund has been deposited. Super fast. Very exciting. Very cool. Time to payoff some of these projects.

  • Taxed and Tired

    My how the weeks scoots by… four or five days fly by and no posts get made. Well, let’s remedy that. I’ve put up the trim, blocked the hole above the electrical panel, and finished the ceiling in the closet for the craftroom project. That was yesterday’s project. We’ve decided to go with mirrored closet […]

  • Money, Money, Money

    Our state refund was deposited this morning and the federal refund showed on Wednesday. I used H&R Block again this year and filed electronically. It only took 10-days to get the refund. They had predicted a 21-day wait, but I’m not going to complain about money showing up early. There is part of me that […]

  • Good Things Come in Threes

    Lots of good stuff today. I took my work truck in to get the window fixed (it won’t go down; bad motor), the fan fixed (it’s intermittent, but I spend most of my time with no AC), and to get the 144,000 mile maintenance. I couldn’t get the necessary approvals to get two of those […]