Seven Steps Week 26

Can you believe we have been at this for 6 months now. We are at our 1/2 year mark! I know money is tight for all of us right now so if you can only afford to some of the things we are doing that’s fine. This is meant to be a help not another guilt trip or burden. If you copy the steps each week, add them to your binder and cross off the ones you complete it will be easy for you to see later what still needs...

The Lighter Side of a Heatwave

Yesterday I posted some more ideas for surviving a heat wave. They are part of an article I am writing to be published this week at Meridian Magazine. This morning I found this little article in the New York Times and thought I would share it with all of you. The following appeared in the New York Times, July 8,2008. “Hot enough for ya? The New York Times has a cheap, easy solution for cooling off: the heat...

We’re Havin a Heat Wave…

In California the heat wave has finally broken but there are still many weeks of summer left. Today I heard a report about high temperatures on the east coast and concerns for people living there. One of my pet peeves is the way we have built houses the last several years. Yards are so small you are lucky to have a grassy spot large enough to pitch a tent and you definitely can’t play soccer in yards anymore....

Another Money Saving Wednesday…Let’s talk food

I have been working this week to finish a cook book so I can get it off to the printer. I have been immersed in thoughts of food and getting this project completed. Unfortunately, that has meant for several night I have not had dinner ready and by 7:00 my sweetheart was asking if he should go get hamburgers. So..today we are going to focus on money saving ideas when thinking food. 1. Freeze meals. I used to do this...

Pandemic Planning Continued

Yes, a pandemic will happen again. Throughout history they had occurred about twice each century. We are due again. Hopefully we can somehow prove the numbers wrong and avoid it but just in case the experts are right we need to prepare. When caring for a family member who is ill you will want to provide care while limiting the exposure of remaining family members. To do this you will need first, to protect yourself....

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