Instapundit linked to an article over the weekend originally titled The Envelope Method for Household Budgets is a Bad Idea (now titled “You’re probably doing your household budget all wrong”). Since I’ve been using that method for about 10 years now with great success, I clicked through.
What I found was the most horrible piece [...]
Listed the house on Friday morning. Three showings over the weekend and we’re mulling over one offer. The two that didn’t make an offer were buyer-side problems. All the realtors said the house showed really well.
About 90% of the houses that fit our criteria are under contract. If we accept this offer, we basically [...]
That’s what I got. And yes, it’s got baby seal skin seats.
2002 Ford Excursion Limited Ultimate. I went with a V10 instead of a diesel, because for the extra $7-10,000 a diesel was going to cost me, I decided I’d just buy a commuter car.
This one gets 15mpg on the highway, 12 [...]
And I’m about to do it again.
I bought my last one about four and a half years ago for less than I could’ve built one. Quad core, lots of memory, dual head PCIx video card…$400-ish.
Well, that one just died in less than spectacular fashion. Again. The drive I got two months ago is [...]
A few things that aren’t worth their own posts, but that I wanted to mention anyway:
I finally got around to ordering the UTG Defender Tactical Xenon Flashlight Brass suggested in my Weapon Light Bleg post from…April. Should be here by Monday. I figure at $35, if it works, great! If it doesn’t seem very robust, [...]
Or did brass cased 5.56 prices skyrocket in the last month? I swear 1000rds of SS109 was $300 shipped. Now it’s more like $380.
Hard to budget when that happens.
First off, let’s remember that the reason the economy is in the crapper is because people who shouldn’t have gotten loans to buy houses got loans to buy houses, cars, jacuzzi tubs, and jetskis and ridiculously low interest rates based on nothing more than “I want it and deserve it because I breathe air!” When [...]
…but the man sure does good work. I no longer have those God awful default headers rotating through. I also have a nifty logo! Always wanted a personal logo. Might drop by The Hacker Consortium in the next couple of weeks to get some time with their laser engraver and vinyl cutter.
I think [...]
Freinds of mine are doing their scream this afternoon. I’m here to watch.
I’m pretty much out of material for now. I had fun writing it and I’m glad I have a place I can point people to now when I get asked stuff in the future.
I’ll still be doing posts on the debt free lifestyle, just not every Monday. The Legislative Session is kicking off soon [...]