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  1. Entertainment on the cheap

    by , 04-23-2010 at 10:42 AM
    When we were kids we used to pile in my Dad's pick up and go to the drive in. Here in Jersey we are fortunate enough to have a Drive in in Vineland. It will open soon and I can not wait to take my daughter for a movie in her pj's like we did as kids. We were so lucky. We had a $1.00 movie theater behind our house and we used to walk to it all the time. You could go out with your friends and not even spend $5.00. Now we have redbox and you can rent dvd's for $1.00. That really brought back ...
  2. Garden 2010

    by , 04-23-2010 at 10:28 AM
    I have pumpkins!!! This is so exciting because my daughter drenched them and they were not growing at all. Overnight they popped up and are about two inches out of the ground. Tomorrow we are planting the strawberries, blueberries, Stella-the cherry tree and transplanting some of the kitchen seedlings. Next weekend we will rototill and plant outside. So far they are not predicting rain for next weekend, so this should happen. I have to take pictures and post them. I am so proud ...
  3. Debt Reduction Challenge

    by , 04-22-2010 at 05:55 PM
    I've been very frustrated w/ our debt. load lately. It seems to be taking forever so I started thinking about how far we've come.
    In 2005
    -We were deep in medical debt,mortgage and CC.
    - We have paid $70,000 in debt
    -bought a roof cash,
    -bought 2 vehicle-used of course
    -paid 2 college semesters and have cash for 1 more so far
    - Paid off a road assessment for paving our street.
    -WE have a small BEF and a huge pantry.
  4. The Alchemy of Debt Reduction

    by , 04-22-2010 at 01:42 PM
    I think something supernatural has happened to my finances!

    For years, I have lived a "zero balance" life. Is it the day before payday? Yes? Then I am out of money, because money was only meant to stretch that far, and absolutely no farther! I believed this so strongly that I would actually find ways to spend money if there happened to be a bit leftover, just to maintain my zero balance forward.

    Since starting down the debt reduction path, I am putting ...

    by , 04-22-2010 at 11:17 AM
    Ya know, i love my life the way it is. I love that we have acres and can pretty much do what we want, BUT a master fence builder i am not! We are trying to fence the property lines and ya know i hate digging Thank god for post augers! Ok we are getting closer to having all the posts in, 250 in all. It would have been way faster to use T posts but at $5 each that wasnt happening so we are using Landscape timbers that were onsale at $1.95 Dh and I got 330 feet of fence up ...