Tag Archives: Simple Living

Frugal Gardening 2017

The seasons work like that. Forget about the calendar because some things will happen on a regular basis without effort or timing. I decided to write about a few frugal hacks I’ve employed in my nascent garden. One in particular … Continue reading

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My Bike Gets New Brakes

Squeal! Squeak! Welcome to the noises made by my tired old bicycle as I tried to slow down while rounding a corner that was banked the wrong way. The intersection is in the neighborhood, so I didn’t want to disturb … Continue reading

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Good To See You

I’m tired of hearing bad news. I also don’t want to fall into the overly optimistic trap of only acknowledging good news. That light in the tunnel could be good or bad. Reality is in that messy middle where the … Continue reading

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Indulging In Volunteering

Celebrate! My first week of taking one day off each week. That’s why I spent so much time this weekend working without getting paid. That may not sound right, but it was a good idea. Give me some free time … Continue reading

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My Rule Of 7 – One Day Off

Good news sneaks up and tests me against one of my rules. For the last six years I’ve been working according to My Rule Of 7. When my net worth was over $700,000, I knew I didn’t have to work … Continue reading

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It Has Been A Quiet Week

It’s been a quiet week, here beside Cultus Bay. That’s a rare thing to hear from me lately, but it’s true. And it was welcome. In the world of ironies, though, the less I worked, the more good news happened … Continue reading

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Lower Income Higher Taxes

Whew. I paid my taxes, again, of course. I’m glad that’s over, though the costs will linger. My income taxes continue their inverse relationship with logic. The less I make, the more I pay. I suspect I’m not the only … Continue reading

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A Silly Little Slide

We had a silly little slide outside the neighborhood a few days ago. I say silly because it is small relative to the slides I geek out on at @DavePetley‘s blog. He chronicles the massive slides that sometimes make the … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

Comfort food, a fine response to a week that held great drama, bad news, good news, and a need to remind myself of my Litany of Optimism. Don’t worry. I’m not going to dive into all the messy details. I’d … Continue reading

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Expense Report – Fuel Costs

Watch my frugal friends wince. I drive a truck. I drive a good old ‘Merican pickup truck with a cap on the back, 4WD, and a tow kit. Surprise. It turns out to be quite frugal. Not as frugal as … Continue reading

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