My parents... were hit HARD by the most recent flood. The good thing is they were hit in 2014 too, and EVERYTHING valuable was moved out of the basement into the ground floor. Their basement, with two sump pumps, held out with no more than 8 inches of water. This is a shot they took … Continue reading And My Parents REALLY Flooded
Thursday September 13th, Southwest Wisconsin was SLAMMED with a storm that flooded all sorts of places. One of them was our house - mildly flooded. The other was my parents' house - very flooded. Right now I'm just talking about our house. Here was our backyard: Pretty muddy water: Water rushing down the hill across … Continue reading So, We Flooded
And now for a lighter post. This last winter, I used my Christmas gift from Grandpa to buy several plants and a ton of seeds. I'll have to take photos of the basil and mint garden. Just walking past it is aromatic and delicious! Here are the potted ones! I introduce you to my Coffee, … Continue reading Coffee, Tea, and Stevia, Oh My!
On my previous post, you might have noticed that our grocery budget is RIDICULOUSLY small. Like, below the USDA Food Estimates by a lot. You can find them HERE. For clarity: On their cheapest plan, they expect us to spend $90 a week or $390 a month for both of us combined. But our budget … Continue reading Rice, Beans, and Paranoia
Since I'm losing my job on September 30th, my husband and I have cut back on our spending to fit within his budget. Yes, I TOTALLY get that we're privileged enough that we can get by on just his income. I've noticed that while there are a TON of how-to-cut-back-on-your-spending-you-heathen advice, not many people are … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Budgeting
I've been having a lot of work related nerves lately, but my husband sat me down. He pointed out that THIS IS MY CHANCE. Working part time and healthy, this is my chance to be a SERIOUS WRITER. Get that book finished and revised and PUBLISHED. I have a cheap content editor available. (Was part … Continue reading Being a Serious Writer
I've mentioned that my Job Has Been Eliminated, and so I'm looking for work. It's possible, at least for the near future, that I'll be working with my dad and husband in their business. Which is super exciting. And TERRIFYING. See, when I was at my sickest, I worked with my dad. And my work … Continue reading Nerves, All the Nerves
My husband and I traveled to LaCrosse this weekend, along with my dad and brother, and we went to a family get together! There were family members in from out of state as well as a Birthday. We did photos together, which of course I won't share because I don't show anyone's face but my … Continue reading We Had a Party!
This is a book that was suggested in one of Ask a Mortician's YouTube videos. I was intrigued so bought a used copy from Amazon. 'Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs' This is NOT an affiliate link, just added for your convenience to find the book easily on Amazon. It came … Continue reading Book Rec Just for You: Interesting Bodies
So I had an ex that I lived with for a while, and he had this amazing jean quilt his grandmother made for him. I adored. The relationship ended, and he, of course, kept the quilt. I wanted one SO BADLY. I saved my jeans for close to ten years, always meaning to make a … Continue reading Brand New Jean Quilt!