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. … [Read more...] about Happy Wedding Anniversary, Father’s Day, and Favorite Posts
Weekend Wind Down
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. … [Read more...] about School’s Out for Summer Break!
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 … [Read more...] about Blogger Fatigue and Favorite Posts
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. … [Read more...] about Checking Out Real Estate on Mackinac Island
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: … [Read more...] about Accidental Organic Optimization for My Money Niche Site
So if you’re wondering why my regular Weekend post is going up so late, it’s because I was at … the “stealer”-ship yet again for MORE stupid car repairs! Yes ... again! Even after draining our emergency fund for sudden car repairs, here we are again! You’re not going to believe this. Here’s what happened: … [Read more...] about MORE Stupid Car Repairs – I Can’t Make This Stuff Up!
Sometimes when you have a hard week at work, the only thing you look forward to is getting home to spend a quiet evening with your spouse. Not going out or painting the town. Just curling up together with some wine and watching “This is 40” together … which was incredibly hilarious by the way. … [Read more...] about Movie Time, Car Story Conclusion, and Favorite Posts
Talk about kicking a guy while he’s down … Not only was it another stressful week with work, but we also got hit in the wallet with one of the worst kind of expenses: Car repairs. I’m not talking like you took the car in and they want $500. Try 4 digits! I’ll have a post to follow telling the whole story. I hate you car ... … [Read more...] about Stupid Car Repairs