Archive for September, 2007

Budgeting for things

Depending on your job in the military, you may be eligible for a reenlistment bonus (if you are enlisted and there are actually a lot of factors that come into play). My husband has a job that allows him to have such a bonus, which is alloted to us once a year for a few [...]

Sunday, September 30th, 2007


Our baby died last week. We are doing okay. My Mom was here when he passed and I am so glad she was able to be. Work is working with my husband and he will start a day job for a short time. I’m around and online kind of but dealing with money issues isn’t [...]

Friday, September 28th, 2007


When baby problems happen, life seems to take a break. It can stop for some people and it almost did for us during the past couple of weeks. We’ve had a couple of dr appointments lately and a handful of issues came up. We have another appointment in a couple of days and more answers [...]

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Faucet Pics

One of the plumbing issues was the replacement of a bathroom faucet. We bought a Moen faucet a few months ago, I did it over the phone and my renter just went to pick it up. She did send me pictures once it was done (we won’t talk about how the sink and counter clash [...]

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Great Neighbors

Just as I am complaining about the neighbors dogs barking like mad every time they are outside, my neighbor on the other side of us is mowing their – and our! – lawn. For the past few months we’ve all been sharing lawn mowing. My husband has been trying to fit in working out whenever [...]

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Neighbor Fence

The new neighbors put up a fence within the first couple of weeks of moving in. They did a decent job, even if it looks like the side we share isn’t exactly straight. My only complaint is ever since the neighbors put up their fence, their dogs bark every second of being outside! Seriously it [...]

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Work Boots for Gifts

One thing I wish would happen is my brothers and I all go in with each other on gifts for the other couples. Like my hubby and I and one brother and the wife buy something for the other brother and wife. That would make it easy because you would have someone else to share [...]

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Report on Birthday Gifts

I forgot to say the birthday gifts we picked out were a huge hit! The bike we gave our daughter, she loved it! And the Spiderman computer has been played with at least five days a week. It’s not as big of a hit as the Barbie computer, but once he gets used to it [...]

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Started Holiday Shopping

Since we might be able to be around family this year for the holiday season, I’ve already started my Christmas shopping. I usually try to start in the summer anyway, you can find great deals depending on what you are looking for. I’ve picked up a few things for my nephews – toys that are [...]

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Grocery Shopping

Have you tried The Grocery Game yet? It’s a fun website that allows you to see what stores in your area are having sales on certain items – it also tells you if you should stock up on the item or if it is just on sale for the moment. I signed up for a [...]

Friday, September 7th, 2007