It seems to me that the relationships of frugal people have less conflict than those of the general population. However, no healthy relationship is completely without disagreement. Mrs. 1500 and I don't fight often and when we do, it's about trivial stuff like the thermostat settings. (Mrs. 1500 note: IMPORTANT stuff like thermostat settings.) We have another disagreement … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: How Many Loads of Laundry Do You Do Each Week?
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Bah! A post about New Year's resolutions! How novel and creative! NOT! But tis' the season, so I'm going to ask about them anyway. Before I do, I want to tell you how I'm approaching it. Resolutions Suck (but...) I've always disliked New Year's resolutions. Why do we need a new year to make a new beginning? Start today, not on 1/1! Try to improve and reinvent yourself … [Read more...] about Goals?
So, one of my goals for 2018 is to get myself into the best shape that my 44 year-old carcass will tolerate. But, where do I start? My friend Laura is in super-shape, is super-smart and likes to say: It all starts with cardio. If cardio is what Laura recommends, I'm going with it. Hop Hop Half in Portland! At the same time, Mr. WoW and I decided that we needed to come up … [Read more...] about Wanna Race in Portland?
Last Thursday, our net worth hit the $2,000,000 mark for the first time: We had gained entry into the Double Double Comma Club! The DDCC is like one of those fancy airport lounges or secret clubs that only hipsters know about. You walk in and attractive people hand you alcoholic beverages and little, mysterious appetizers. It was not to last, at least in the short … [Read more...] about Tell Me Again: What Is Your Net Worth?
I'm not covering new territory with today's question about temperature settings. We've been through it before, But hey, maybe someone new has a suggestion. Mrs. 1500 has some strange quirks when it comes to thermostat settings. In the late spring, summer and most of fall, the house stays at around 70. This is without running heat or air conditioning. We just open windows and … [Read more...] about What Temperature Do You Keep Your House At?