What a weekend this will be! First of all, congratulations to my wife for putting up with me for 11 years. Today is our anniversary! I’m very humbled to say that everything I wrote about our love for each other in last year’s 10 year wedding anniversary tribute post is still just as fresh as ever. Unfortunately timing was bad this weekend. So we celebrated last weekend with a date night last, and will be taking a short weekend trip coming up soon in July.
Why in the world is MMD writing a post about green cloudy pool water? What does this have to do with money?
If you own a pool, then you already know the answer – TONS! Owning a pool is quite a love / hate relationship. I love it in the summer when its 100 degrees outside and I’ve got someplace cool to take a dip. But I simply hate it every spring because getting it started is a nightmare.
How bad is it? There’s nothing worse than pulling your winter cover off only to find +20,000 gallons of puke, army green water. Last year I spent hundreds of dollars in chemicals trying to bring the cloudy pool water back to life only to ultimately get so frustrated that I drained the whole thing and then started all over again. Talk about literally pouring your money down the drain ….
I think my obsession with early retirement must have started at an early age when I couldn’t wait for Summer break. I can’t believe that May is already over and it was my children’s last day of school yesterday (and the last day of work for my teacher wife!) So now my whole house (minus me) will be able to sleep in, relax all day, play in the sun, and repeat each day for the next three months.
It’s finally really nice outside. And when it’s nice outside, that can mean only one thing: It’s time to BE outside and enjoy it! That’s where my head has been at lately. I’m very fond of the Spring and Summer time because it means not being cooped up inside the house all day. I’m looking forward to going to some outside events, making the yard look beautiful, and spending some much needed quality time with the family.
While those are all certainly great life aspects to celebrate, I’m afraid that limits the amount of time I have to be a productive blogger. But who wants to have their nose stuck to a computer screen anyways when there are things going on?
For the past few months I may have burned myself out trying to pump out decent material for not one, but two sites plus a few lengthy guest posts. I was on quite a roll, but I’m afraid the engine may have gone empty leaving me with blogger fatigue. During one of my writing sessions, I literally stared at the computer screen for about 30 minutes before I could think of anything decent to type. So needless to say, I’m suffering from serve writer’s block.
This week I had the pleasure of accompanying my daughter on her school class field trip to Mackinac Island (pronounced Mack-i-naw). We had an excellent time and I was really glad that I got to create this memory with my daughter.
I’m not sure if I just made up a new phrase here with Accidental Organic Optimization, but I can’t think of what else to call it.
Here’s the funny thing I noticed this week about my niche site IRA vs 401k Central.com: