New Semester

Tuesday classes start for my new semester of school.  I’m feeling ambivalent about both of my classes.  I am taking Geography 120 – Weather and Climate and English 378 Prose Stylistics.  Science is not my favorite topic.  I enjoy the ideas in science and the possibilities.  I’m not very good at the whole scientific learning.  … Continue reading New Semester

Took the Plunge

We bought a minivan.  We found a really good deal and I like it a lot.  We signed the paperwork and got the insurance set up Monday.  We turned over a large check and got the van.  Ken cleaned out the garage so I can still park it in the garage.  There is a garage … Continue reading Took the Plunge

Tax Equity

Death and taxes.  Those are the things we are told are a certainty in life.  At some point we are all going to die - it is inevitable.  Taxes, however, seem to be a bit more questionable depending on who you are.  I know that with my small pay I pay about 25 - 28% … Continue reading Tax Equity

Money and Politics

It seems like lately all I'm doing is worrying about money and politics.  Politics are definitely driving the concern about the money situation.  Gas is nearly 3.50 a gallon.  This definitely affects my budget.  It is one of the biggest sections of my budget.  I know that as the gas leaps up in price the … Continue reading Money and Politics

Money Money Money

I’m looking at an 11% plus cut in my pay due to Governor Walker and that is on top of the 3% I already took with the furloughs.  This is significant as it will put me from making it to not making it.  I’m a public employee and proud to be serving the public.  I … Continue reading Money Money Money

Super bowl… I can’t believe this title…

Anyone who knows me knows I don't like football - with a passion I don't like it.  I'd be happy if all of the stadiums were sucked into a void somewhere and we never had to deal with another game ever.  So this is not going to be a happy go packers post - if … Continue reading Super bowl… I can’t believe this title…

Financial Fidelity

On the Talk yesterday, they were discussing financial fidelity.  This means that you are open and honest with your partner about your spending, savings, finances.  You don’t hide purchases.  Leah Remini stated that the men in their lives make them lie by being critical of their purchases.  No one makes us lie.  We lie because … Continue reading Financial Fidelity

Naughty Children

I heard on the radio how the Republicans have an agenda now that they are in control of the house.  I think that’s great.  I was hoping to hear how they were going to balance the budget, stimulate the economy, help the poor, and educate our children. No.  The Republicans think they should act like … Continue reading Naughty Children

Week of Turmoil…

It has been an interesting week for me.  I was hoping to get lots of writing and home things done.  I got some writing and some home things done but unfortunately there was also a lot of turmoil....First I was dealing with our mortgage company who didn't want to pay out from our escrow account.  … Continue reading Week of Turmoil…

Politics – again

I belong to a union.  I’m required to pay union dues for my job so if I’m going to pay for the union I figure it is best to have a say in the union.  I’m reading all the news articles and listening to the blurbs that our governor elect has been spewing out.  This … Continue reading Politics – again