The day after our home flooded, I went back for a few essentials that did not make our initial rescue. The trip began with a friend and I sitting in traffic for 2 hours trying to cross the flooded bayou and finished with us wading through dirty water for about a [...]
This year has been full of firsts. It was the first year we started as a family of 5, first time we moved cross country and into a new home together, first time we lived through a hurricane, and first time we re-modeled our home. With these firsts came forth [...]
As Hurricane Harvey began to move East so did the waters gathered in the reservoirs North and West of our home. After 4 days of torrential downpour the hurricane had moved on. The sun was shining. Then we fl......
As the kids go down for a nap and the waters begin to stabilize I gather some of our thoughts over the last couple days, and the days to come. I learned of what was soon to become Hurricane Harvey from a co-worker last Tuesday, 7 days ago. This consisted [...]
We all put off unpleasant tasks. In surveys 95% of all people admit to procrastinating, with about a quarter of them saying it is a chronic, defining characteristic. Our innate human behavior is to put off less appeasing tasks regardless of importance. I struggle at times to get out of [...]
Happiness – The overarching reason why we want to become debt free is that it can lead to increased happiness. Here are 18 reasons for getting out of debt and how it can lead to a happier life: Complexity – Eliminating debt reduces the complexity of your monthly finances. No [...]