Last week our renovation project was completed. First we had the roof replaced and quite an event with that situation, and then we replaced our sliding glass door and a few windows around our home that were either not sealed properly, or single pane and the breeze blew right in. The first major task that … Continue reading Project Complete: New Sliding Door and Windows
Taxes are a funny thing. They are just like death I was once told: you can't escape them. This year I knew our tax bill would be quite a bit different from last year's due to the new laws passed by our leaders, but I wasn't expecting the jump that came to be. If you … Continue reading The Taxman Cometh
Now that our children are getting older, I'd like to travel a little more. I keep daydreaming of days or weeks or months away on an adventure to all sorts of places. Those far off places will be years in the making, of saving and preparing, but this year we've got quite a bit on … Continue reading Traveling on My Mind
What a few crazy weeks here at the Nesi house for the start of the new year. This is how I feel these days: But not in a fun way... We're makin' it rain... dollars and cents y'all. The last two weeks included not only a complete roof tear off and replacement down to the … Continue reading When it rains, it pours.
I haven't been in the mood to write or work on my podcast in the past month (errrr maybe two months now?). I've been jaded by the FIRE community over the last several months and just felt like I'd rather step away from that focus personally and here on the blog. Which is good I … Continue reading When FIRE Disappoints
We had a long weekend break, so it was nice to get some items done around the house. This time, Chris was nice enough to get some action shots of me changing my oil. You cant see it here, but I'm intensely using a wrench to get off the oil filter cap. This is serious … Continue reading Another Fall, Another Oil Change
Mr. Groovy is a recovering financial moron who got sick of the high cost of living on Long Island and relocated to Charlotte in 2006.
This fall has found me busily crocheting along for various occasions, including my usual gift giving for Christmas. I thought I'd take a moment to share a baby blanket I recently made for a couple who is expecting their little one (gender unknown!) and they nicknamed baby "Moose" for now. So, I made a gender … Continue reading Annual Crocheting for the Holidays
After what happened last month, I've been trying to find a good balance between our savings and mortgage pay off goals as well as enjoying life and experiencing new things. This past month found us ordering chocolates all the way from Hawaii, after seeing an episode all about dark chocolate on Good Eats with Alton … Continue reading Indulging in Dark Hawaiian Chocolates
The summer was a slow time for paying down our mortgage, as we don't make income every summer. So, that means were early retirees each year, right?! As fall approached, some items popped up in our planning for the coming year with regards to travel, so we haven't been able to be as aggressive in … Continue reading 2018 October Mortgage Pay-off Update ($189,281)