We have been working on paying off my student loans. I had three - two that are consolidated into a federal loan and one through a private company. The federal loan ones are $24,000 and $9,000. You can't separate payments out for them, and they're in forbearance due to the Covid situation, so we focused … Continue reading Smallest Student Loan Paid Off!
I've only had my seedlings in their pots for a few days, but I've already got some enthusiastic sprouting! The lettuce and the stevia creeping over the lettuce pots. Bok Choy, Brussel sprouts, and kohlrabi have all taken off. More kohlrabi, some tomato sprouts. You might not be able to see them well, but take … Continue reading I See with My Little Eye Something… Green!
We got our tax return back, and I immediately followed the plan I had laid out for paying down debt. If I let the money sit for very long, it's so easy to talk myself into small purchases that fritter the money away. So... first we paid off the head gasket! That's one monthly payment … Continue reading Clearing Debt Update!
It's THAT time of year again! I ordered a planting guide to give me a better idea of what needs to be planted when. I found this one on Amazon. We're in planting area 4, so I just flipped to this month and read what I should be starting indoors at this time and what … Continue reading Starting Plants!
I'm looking at releasing my novel, 'Still Water', in July of this year, and while that's super exciting and all there's a lot going on on the back end side of things right now. I am in final stages of revision before it goes to proof readers, but these are more technical things on my … Continue reading Book Release Back End – A Brief (And Expensive!) Checklist
Okay, I'm just going to say that I'm in love with this channel. I desperately wish I were healthy enough and had land to try to build these structures!!! What channel? TA Outdoors found here, and they build a variety of old fashioned structures. Think medieval hut or Viking long house as items that are … Continue reading ITJFU: TA Outdoors YouTube Channel
Made a few new masks for my brother - these ones are 7"x9" fabric and 9.25" strap on either side. So, that's my news for the day!
It's THAT time of year, and we had our taxes prepared at our usual preparer's office, with the same person we've been seeing for... 10?... years. We always enjoy seeing her, and she likes us because we always have all the paperwork we need AND we pay quarterly so it's not a big bill. Our … Continue reading Tax Time!
So, the release date for my novel has been moved from June 15th to July 15th due to work due date conflicts, but I'm still puttering along with it. Here you can see my progress with no spoilers: You can see on the right that I've revised 7 of 15 chapters, and on the left … Continue reading My Cover Mock Up!
According to my planting charts, it's time to start some of my plants indoors! Here's a quick rundown of the seeds I bought that I'll be starting. The tomatoes including two I did last year that did amazingly well and the stuffing tomato to try out. Ground cherry not included in this planting:: And then … Continue reading It’s Time~!