Monthly Archive: February 2016

The Art of Compromise 0

The Art of Compromise

The on-going saga of trying to reduce from two vehicles to one has reached its conclusion. After waiting most of the day having our vehicles valuated and then discussing financing options, we left the dealership in what can best be described as a huff. The...

Downsizing – Negotiations Continue 0

Downsizing – Negotiations Continue

We are very close to reaching a deal on a vehicle. Not a Jeep, a truck. It’s not my first choice for a truck, but it is not a Jeep and as my husband pointed out from my previous blog, he will be the primary...

Mama Said There Would Be Days Like This 0

Mama Said There Would Be Days Like This

It seems to me that I have been seen naked by more strangers in the last 2 months than the rest of my natural life and I am 40. Let me clarify…they have all been medical professionals. We moved to West Virginia some time ago...

Where Did This Come From 0

Where Did This Come From

I want to accomplish a few things with my blog. 1. Being genuine. Open, honest and hopefully not too raw. 2. To find humor in the mundane. We trudge along everyday, I think it is important to laugh…even at ourselves. 3. To learn about myself...

My First Pain In Downsizing 1

My First Pain In Downsizing

We have been exploring trading in both of our cars and reducing ourselves to a one vehicle family. I have a company vehicle that I use Monday through Friday. It’s allowed to be used by my husband and can be utilized for limited personal use,...

Financially Independent 0

Financially Independent

What a phrase? Say it slowly, think about what it means to you. I know people that it means winning the lottery.  Since I’ve only bought a handful of lottery tickets in my life, that is not a likely outcome for me. Financial independence is...

Giddy Joyfulness Over the Little Things 1

Giddy Joyfulness Over the Little Things

So today I get an email. 10 likes for my blog and a total of 2 comments. I’m over the moon. (I’m not talking to myself…yeah!) My husband thinks I’ve finally lost that last fleeting grasp I had on my sanity. It made my day....

How Will We EVER Retire 2

How Will We EVER Retire

I am 40. My husband is 46. We have both been previously married so any saving retirement or otherwise prior to us meeting 15 years ago is null and void. Fast forward through years of struggling with child support, medical issues and education expenses and...

Wants 0

Wants

I think I opened some sort of magically door when I started blogging about downsizing and what we really need. I am hearing it everywhere. The radio last night, the news this morning, multiple Facebook post, it just seems to be a timely subject. (OR...

Needs Part II 0

Needs Part II

This is more of an add on to my previous post so if you are just joining me this will make zero sense unless you read Needs from 2/16/2016 I do not profess to be a highly religious or spiritual person. The best way to...