Monthly Archives: August 2009

It Looks Like We Might Be Refinancing Our Home

And… rolling in the credit card debt.  I know it’s usually the last thing that anyone ever advises, but having given it a lot of thought over the past year I believe we can make it work for us as an effective debt reduction strategy. I’m a little blown away by what our credit union can swing.  We currently owe $48K on our mortgage, with twenty three years left on the note.  Our current finance rate is at 7.375%. Our… Read the rest

Garden Gleanings in August

Amazingly I managed to harvest some eggplant from the garden yesterday morning. I was surprised to see how many eggplant had grown over the last week or so. I guess since the temperatures are not so horribly high, although we were scheduled for a heatwave high of 114°F yesterday.  In the photo you’ll see mostly Lavender Touch eggplant, a few Raveena eggplant, and some basil! These are eggplant that are old and have turned yellow. They will no doubt be… Read the rest

My Long Lost Kill-A-Watt Finally Found!

On September 5th last year we signed up for our current broadband Internet connection.  Previously we were paying $69.99 per month and $55 for our land line.  This new service offered VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and a much faster connection for $59.99 a month (see the previous post for speed tests), so we canceled the old Internet and our regular land line.  AJ and I are the ones on the Internet, and we really, really love having this faster… Read the rest

I Can Finally Roll Down My Window

Surprise from my hubby… back when he fixed the air conditioning on my vehicle… he bought another part that I’ve been doing without for more than a year.  His reasoning was we would have paid $110 for the blower assembly new, and since we saved $80, and since he was already at the junk yard… wouldn’t hurt to ask about it. It’s the rolling down mechanism for the driver’s side window. I have been driving my vehicle for a very… Read the rest