(Part 1 and Part 2, for those of you late to the party!) When doing projects like this on the cheap, it usually helps to have some serendipitous events occur. The first one was the pile of scrap wood on my driveway back in April. I was lucky enough to have a second—my aunt remodeling … Continue reading The Bar Cabinet, Part 3 – The Countertop and the Reveal!
For those of you eagerly (hah!) awaiting my post on the big reveal of my bar cabinet, I apologize, you'll have to wait one more week. Today my focus is on two things, as it relates to March 14. I am a statistics professor. I teach statistics and calculus. That means today is a holiday … Continue reading Happy Pi Day! And Buy-No-Groceries Month is a Success!
(For Part 1, go here…) As I mentioned in the previous post, Pinterest has lots of designs that look really good. I looked at all of them, but some of them seemed a little too much or too big. I went back to the fact that my wood is all pallet wood, and used that … Continue reading The Bar Cabinet, Part 2 – The Build
(This post is a few months late in getting written, but better late than never…) About two years ago, I bought myself a mini-fridge for my basement. I needed something to put along an empty wall, and it seemed like a good idea to keep all of my beer downstairs in my basement, where I … Continue reading The Bar Cabinet, Part 1 – Thinking
This was a weird, weird month. OMSC February Report Overall Item Amount Quick Comments Cash Income $2022.03 Much lower this month now that I’m not teaching an extra class. But I have my sanity, so I’ll take the tradeoff Expenses $2220.59 Cash Flow -$198.56 Yep, figured this was coming at some point Investment Contributions … Continue reading My Finances, January – February
It’s time. I mentioned late last year that I have too much food in the freezer. So starting today, Februrary 12th, I am challenging myself to buy no groceries for a month. It takes discipline for me, in more ways than one. My Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are spent in eager anticipation of when the … Continue reading Buy-No-Groceries Month Commences!
Suddenly everyone’s talking about the stock market. Just add me to the pile. I’ve been investing in some form for the last 10 years. If you do the math, you’ll realize that was 2008. Being an ignorant 18-year-old at the time, I didn’t realize what I was doing was investing at a time when many … Continue reading I’m Happy the Market Finally Went Down (a little bit)
One night over the Christmas holiday visiting my parents, I asked them their opinion about applying to another job outside of education. Not whether or not I should, but with regards to the timing. Despite the school semester not having started yet, I had essentially already committed to working for them until May. Sure I … Continue reading Have I Reached F-you Money Already?