Is Home Ownership Worth it?
Recently, we had a large storm come through and it took one of the big trees between our neighbor’s house and ours down. It landed on the power lines and surprisingly enough, we didn’t lose power. We called the electric company and they came out to assess the damage and decided that they needed to turn our power off because the tree had ripped our electric meters off our houses. They also told us that we needed to get an electrician in to repair the electric meters. Sigh. We got the electric meters repaired and called to have the electricity turned back on. They told us that we had to call the county to have the work inspected. We called, and then found out that we had to pull electrical permits (more money) to have the inspector come out. We took care of all that, went and paid for our permits, and are currently waiting for the inspector to come out. Thankfully, he was kind enough to call the electric company and have our power turned back on so we […]
Travel Now While You’re Young, or Save and Travel Later?
Have you seen this quote circulating the internet? I’ve seen quite a few people post it on Facebook and I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I love it because I love to travel and I’d much rather spend money on traveling than crap that will clutter up my house. On the other hand, I don’t agree with it because I don’t believe in spending money you don’t have or going into debt just to take a vacation. We’ve been kicking around the idea of traveling to Colorado for a week to visit family but the logistics and money issue has been making us hesitant. We want to be responsible but I also don’t want to regret our choices later. Here are some of the things we’ve been taking into consideration: Money has been tight because we’re a one modest income family. Every day I wake up thankful for what we have: a roof over our heads, food in our fridge and pantry, health insurance, good health, happiness, family, etc. However, each month we don’t have hundreds of […]
Diono Pacifica Review
Since Penny was born, we’ve had a few car seats: her infant car seat, and two convertible car seats. The first convertible we bought Penny she didn’t like because she couldn’t see out the windows. We bought a new one that sat her higher up and she much preferred that to the old one. As she grew, it became harder to get her in and out of the car seat due to the high sides. I grew frustrated of having to lift her in the seat and sometimes almost hit her head on the top of the car! We started researching and came across the Diono Pacifica, and fell in love. The Diono Pacifica is sleek, has low sides for easy loading, and is also very narrow, making it a great choice. We are still rear facing Penny and plan to until she is at least 4 years old. Penny is now 3 years old, about 36″ and 24 pounds. The Diono Pacifica is installed with LATCH in a 2005 Ford Freestyle. The basics: Rear facing weight range: 5-50 pounds Rear […]
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