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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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Daddy needs a new pair of shoes

My income tax returns were filed the first week of March. Revenue Quebec received it, processed it and issues the refund owed me in less than a month. Revenue Canada on the other hand has been taking their time. First … Continue reading

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Thanks, I’ll be here all week.

It snowed this morning. Not the first snow of the year, but the first one that stayed on the grass and the tree trunks and the reed tops. Minus six will do that and with a high of minus two … Continue reading

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Hope ajar

Do things really pile up or is it just an impression that hits when the ability to deal is in someway hampered by life its ownself? Our daughter had a few hours out of the hospital on Saturday and Sunday … Continue reading

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NAIT – Week 3 – broke in pieces.

Our daughter lost her phone and iPod at a Montreal Impact game. It would be stupid to think that the person who found them would turn them in to security or the lost and found, people just aren’t like that. … Continue reading

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