• Housing,  Personal

    Adventures in Weeds

    I arrived home after work to discover that, true to Amazon’s word, my weed trimmer had arrived. Squee! This is the first time in a decade or so that I’ve actually owned a weed trimmer. While I borrowed mowers the first year I moved here I eventually started paying my neighbors to maintain my yard. I wasn’t sure if I…

  • Frugality,  Housing

    Baby Step to a Better Life

    I trimmed the tall weeds in my front yard with a pair of scissors today. I chuckled at myself while I worked; it reminded me of all the times when I washed my laundry in the bathtub. It was also absolutely, completely ridiculous. I could hire someone to mow my yard but I’m no longer inclined to do that. It…

  • Frugality

    Mowing the Lawn

    I started mowing the lawn late this afternoon but not with a traditional gas mower. I have an old-fashioned reel mower that I use when the grass isn’t too long for mowing. The reason I use the reel mower is simple: it doesn’t take gasoline to run a reel mower! You just keep pushing and mow that sucker on human…