Sick… oh so sick

Adam My Life 5 Comments

Guys, If you’ve noticed (or haven’t), I’ve been absent from the blog for a few days and most of social media and my fellow PF blogger comment threads. Sorry for the absence, I’ve been incredibly sick now for going on 2 weeks. You would think a lot of time home from work would be good for the writing but it …

How to build a garden bed

Adam DIY, Garden, My Life 6 Comments

Last week we decided to double up on our garden space. We’ve planted a massive number of trees, but we only had 2 raised beds, an 8×4 and 12×4. It’s a good bit of space for the winter garden, which is largely greens, but when we plant the more diverse summer garden, it doesn’t leave enough space for everything we wanted …

New Orleans Jazzfest

Adam My Life 2 Comments

Sorry for the lack of posts and interaction over the weekend and yesterday. Caitlin and I took a very fun (and frugal) 3 day vacation to New Orleans. It’s driving distance from Houston (6 hours) and we have family there, so a free place to stay (and a free tour guide). We went down for Jazzfest. I love festivals, good …

2015 Q1 Review

Adam My Life 7 Comments

It seemed like the time to look back at our 2015 goals post, and do a bit of review for the first quarter of the year and see how we’ve done. Just like anybody else, it’s easy to get caught up, stop tracking your progress and end up not meeting a goal. Financial Goals Saving Definite win. We’re on track with …

Vets, Tow Trucks, Busted Wheels and Emergency Funds

Adam My Life, Personal Finance 4 Comments

Well it’s been a rough month on the budget. The frugalmobile has over 150k on the odometer, over 30 MPG, and it’s ugly as can be. Unfortunately, it’s decided to fall apart. Problems abound and even with our extremely helpful and honest local mechanic, we were out $700 to fix the old sucker. Hopefully that’s the last repair bill and the faithful …