Musings

Resisting Temptation

I’m ridiculously pleased to be spending the Holidays at home this year. I don’t have a horror of a family.. and I do wish I could actually be with them. But the first year of home ownership doesn’t leave an extra $1,000 at the end of the year for buying tickets to fly to Montana for Christmas. So this year…

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The house we didn’t buy

by nibuca Back when we were looking for a house to buy we looked at this house. It was about 5 houses down the street from the house we were renting.. in a nice, clean, safe neighborhood… very convenient (both for the move and for future commuting). It turns out that the house was sinking into the ground (to the…

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kvetching, Musings

“Why don’t you post more??”

1. we’re out of money. Don’t worry, we’re staying even and keeping up on our bills. But other than that, we’re out of money. 2. we haven’t done anything (see #1) 3. It’s summer.. so that SCA thing (my -real- hobby) is cycling up. Thus sucking away all of our time and any money we might have had for house…

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Musings

ROI: Fun with numbers

Commenting on Tip On Getting The Best Return On Home Improvements. For some reason this just tickles my funny bone.* Let’s say I decide to sell (it’s not time yet… but this is all hypothetical). Tip #1 here says: 1. Clean / de-clutter – 973% Average Return on Investment: Remove clutter by storing items in basement, attic or friend’s home.…

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housewarming, Musings, shots+party

Housewarming…

Ok, the date is set. The house is finally to a place where we’re willing to allow people through the door and have an actual party. Our “housewarming” will be on July 8, 2006. We’re in San Pablo California (it’s near San Francisco). If you’re interested in attending and remotely nearby, drop me an email at monica@fibergeek.com and I’ll add…

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