My Real Life Money Pit

I wanted a house of my own more than anything, and for the past four years I have worked hard to come up with a down payment to get one and amazingly enough, I am now a home-owner. Did you ever see the movie “The Money Pit”?  The couple moves into a big, beautiful house […]

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Finding Firewood For the Wood Stove

One of the most difficult things for me to do since moving to the northeast is finding firewood for my wood stove.  Actually finding it is not hard, but finding good wood – split nicely and seasoned – is what I’ve been having trouble with. A couple years ago I called up a guy from […]

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Buying A Foreclosure Means Work

I recently bought a foreclosure house that was built in 1972 and it seems to have been neglected over the years.  It has also been empty for almost a year.  Thankfully that lowered the price to the point where the bank would give me a loan, but now I have to bring the place up […]

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A Camp Style Bathroom

Now that I have moved, I have to get used to new things all over again. Or should I say, “old things” that are new to me? I love that I have windows in both my bathrooms, even though the one downstairs only opens a few inches, due to the fact that I am not […]

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The Last Big Move

Although my motto is “never say never”, I am hoping that this was my last big move. I found a house I could afford on my meager resources and lo and behold, I was approved for it! The process was a long one – 3 months altogether (I think a house can be built in […]

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