November 21, 2017
It’s hard to believe that we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving this coming week. Heck, I just finished putting away Halloween decorations and throwing out rotting jack-o-lanterns this morning! It will no doubt be crazy with a short week of school, planning for turkey dinner and driving to spend time with family. So for this evening, we are exhaling and reflecting on the top 10 Project Money learnings for which we are thankful…
Wasps in Your Wallet?
November 15, 2017
We hate wasps! Every spring and summer we put up our best defenses against the flying menaces, but somehow they still find ways to nest inside of our garage, fence posts and window sills. Our saving grace is late fall, when they go into hiding so we can live in peace for a few months. However, this fall it was different. Instead of surrendering to Mother Nature as usual, the little devils found a way to bamboozle us all.
Cents of Community
November 8, 2017
Of the many cutbacks we’ve implemented throughout Project Money, the decision to eliminate charitable donations/events was both the hardest and easiest we’ve made. It doesn’t take a financial guru to add-up the costs of a Saturday evening fundraising event:
November 1, 2017
While busily working away this week at my new job, I received a stomach-churning text from Heather; although the usual topics did not apply (kids were fine, dog was fine, house was fine, etc.). What was not fine was the fact that I was sitting in my desk chair instead of sitting with Coach Laura & Heather at the Summit Rimrock branch for our 2:30 pm monthly meeting.
An Evening with Coraline
October 25, 2017
Saturday night we joined friends & neighbors for outdoor movie night in the park watching Coraline. After the crazy Saturday we had, odds were 95% that one or more Duncan’s would be asleep within ten minutes of the opening credits (me being the ‘one’ in the equation). To my surprise, within moments of the start, I was hooked.
No More Horsing Around with Finances
October 18, 2017
Some of our earlier blogs compare our Project Money journey to a horse race: Shaky nerves at the start, Unsure of how we’d perform, The end seeming so far away we’d never get there. Today we are zipping down the long backstretch in a generally comfortable stride, but are aware that the final turn and finish line are much closer than they used to be.