• Personal

    The Changing Winds of Life

    It has been one helluva week here in this tiny little home. Katie decided that she had placed her life on hold for long enough. She’d sacrificed several scholarships and opportunities for a relationship that went bust, so she decided to correct that. On Monday she decided that she would join the Navy. The Army was out, despite our family’s…

  • Personal

    Update on Katie

    It has been a challenging week or so around this tiny house. The kid had a major dust-up with her fiancée so the wedding is off. She spent a week at a friend’s house mourning the change but came back home the other evening. Now she’s exploring her own path to the future. We have a Navy recruiter coming to…

  • Personal

    Counting Down the Days

    It is finally starting to hit my daughter that she will be moving soon. This morning she wandered around the house a bit before asking when I had to leave for work. As soon as she discovered that I work the evening shift she offered to treat me to my new favorite place, the Main Cup coffee shop. We settled…

  • Personal

    Katie’s Graduation

    The big day finally arrived. My youngest, the reason I worked so hard to live on less, finally graduated high school. It was a bittersweet day. I spent close to 20 years striving to work less so that I could spend as much time with her as possible. I swam against the current as a single mom but this day…

  • Car-Free

    Public Transportation

    Today my daughter and I decided to explore the public transportation available locally. Translation: We rode the bus to the Mall. I calculated the cost of the trip for myself and my daughter round-trip we would have used at least a gallon of gas in my van, not including wear and tear on the vehicle. The round trip cost us…

  • Finances

    The Law of Attraction is just wonderful!

    The hundred-dollar bill that I posted on my vision board has finally come to fruition. We will be getting a check from Social Security for a little over a hundred dollars a month for my daughter now. Actually two things have come to pass. No longer will I be accused of not reporting income that I really didn’t receive (my…

  • Food,  Personal

    Daily Mumblings

    I spent a portion of last night relaxing and listening to music, and woke up to an email that my old company is hiring more people. So I have reapplied. I enjoyed that position. Also fixed homemade biscuits and gravy for breakfast, watched my daughter play with her beads (she actually made a skirt from beading today), worked a tad…