Archive for March, 2007

Yard Work

We have a neighbor down the street who works for a lawn care company. He’s a great guy, really a friend of neighbors we have become friends with. Last weekend he came over and did a weed/feed treatment for us, for free! Well actually his payment is dinner when he is available. A great way [...]

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Broken Dishwasher No More

I’m so excited! The part for the dishwasher arrived this afternoon and we replaced it tonight. It was the pump, under warranty, thus saving us $70. We replaced it ourselves saving $70 on a service call and probably at least another $100 on labor. We are going to put that much on top of our [...]

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

A House Tag

I saw this over at The Stylish Nest and wanted to play along. I am supposed to share five things about my house so I’ll share about both houses. 1. This house we live in now is the first new home ever purchased in either of our families. That is huge. My kids made the [...]

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Starting With A Good Work Ethic

I have worked since I was 14 years old. I got a job during the summer and worked up until the week before school started. During the school year I couldn’t drive so I didn’t have a job, but several of my friends had jobs because they livedin tihe same town as the job. I [...]

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Handyman Repairs

I talked to a handyman service about the repairs that need to be done to our home. They quoted me for a minimum of two hours and said if they finish sooner, the homeowner usually has other projects for them to do. The downside to that, if it doesn’t take two hours, is I would [...]

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Using Our Credit Cards

We have one paid off credit card and another with a balance. Since the plumbing issues – at both houses – came up, we are trying really hard not to use either of the cards. I am still working on finding a handyman and figuring what is easier to fix – ie maybe a professional [...]

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Carnival Blurbs

After browsing through the most recent Carnival of Debt Reduction I found a few great articles. The one I am paying most attention to is How to Improve Your Credit Score. I haven’t looked at mine or my husbands credit reports in over a year. It’s time to order them. I don’t have any excuses [...]

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Plumbing Costs

I called a plumber that we used before we moved – and he remembered me! I barely said my first name and he said “oh yeah you live in ___” – talk about shock of shocks! I basically decided I would go with them before I called because of past experience but him remembering me [...]

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Business Cards

I need to get new business cards. I cleaned up my office a couple of weeks ago and found my stash of old ones. I started my business a few years ago and got cards right away. Of course we have moved twice since that happened and I have yet to update my cards. They [...]

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Starting The One Income Series

This week I will be posting a series on raising a family on one income. I was raised by a single mom so have lived in this situation all of my life. However I have always wanted a career, wanted to work, but various circumstances have not made that happen. I know there are a [...]

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007