Category Archives: Money

Well it was close.

There’s an old expression: don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. Mea maxima culpa. A few days before Xmas our son lost his phone. How does that impact me? Well if he has no phone he cannot arrange job interviews … Continue reading

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Almost there.

The New Year is an arbitrary beginning, but useful really for the purposes of looking back and looking forward. The trick to looking back is to glance, like you do in the rear view mirror of a car. You can’t … Continue reading

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I think it’s kind of funny

Had a little fun with some modeling clay last night. This head took about two and a half hours. It’s funny though, like with painting, I really don’t notice time passing while I’m sculpting. On the funny front our son … Continue reading

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LOL, Broke

It was April since I was actually broke. I’m not flat broke, as in nothing in the bank, but damned close. There just never seems to be enough cash to go around. Sole support for three adults will do that … Continue reading

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Parsimony and prospects

Enforced parsimony is exhausting in so many ways. Concern about money drives action and inaction equally. This weekend I scheduled a Sunday off because I thought with a pay coming in on the Thursday that there’d be a little something … Continue reading

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A day ending in Y

A friend and I were talking recently and he asked when my next day off was. I confessed that it would be October 9th, Thanksgiving, but in reality not really much of a day off since the family comes over … Continue reading

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A little bit closer

Digging out is much harder than digging in. Between the day from hell in April, and the expenses that have come along on our son’s health front, the fact that we’re still in the black is a testament to years … Continue reading

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A bad month well seen out

The month is almost over, just two days left. It has been a horrid month on the weather and financial front. The weather will recover, it always does. The finances…well give it a few months of niggardly spending and it … Continue reading

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It’s that close

When you’re poor it doesn’t take much to throw your financial world into a complete tailspin. The upside: the mortgage is covered. The downside: my next pay, all of it, goes to the heating oil company. Cushion left in bank: … Continue reading

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The day from financial hell.

It happens from time to time. When it does it hits the stress levels far beyond what is normal into a whole other realm. Fortunately I can laugh in the face of financial ruin, most people cannot. The oil tank … Continue reading

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