Thursday, July 23, 2015

Where Are The Magazines?!

On tonight's run, I got a little overheated. First it was very humid, second I didn't hydrate well throughout the day. After the first 1.5 miles we had to walk, and walk briskly to the closest ventilated building which was a grocery store. It's one of those small city grocery stores that you run into for a few things but you probably wouldn't do your weekly shopping there.

Anyway, the fella (what did I decide I was calling him now?) and I circled the small store a few times and we thought we may have looked a little weird. So he decided to act like we were looking for the magazine section. :)) So we circled and circled saying to each other, "Did you see them?", "No I haven't.", "I believe they're over there.", "Ok, maybe not." LOLOL. It was quite comical.  We finally get to the tiny magazine stand and he says "No, these aren't the magazines that I was looking for." HA!  Then we resumed our run all refreshed.

We are back home now and getting ready to pack. Yet another road trip this weekend. Though I'm not looking forward to getting on the road, I am looking forward to hanging with the family. I'll be working though because I am just too behind to take any days off.

¡Pura Vida!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Family First...Food Second

My aunt's in town visiting us for a few days. Whenever family comes to stay with us, I like for them to relax and have a break from their routines. They can kick their feet up and I'll take care of most things. Some family though are exempt from this notion. My mom and my aunt. My mom knows that she must make her squash or pumpkin fritters upon arrival. Some dumb bread would be nice too. Oh and if she's here long enough then chicken soup is next on the list. My aunt is a baker, so she could not come here and not bake us one (or two) of her treats.

She made banana bread and a pound cake. Oh Lord! My waistline is not pleased but my palate is having the time of her life. LOL.

Thanks Aunty P. Love you and can't wait for your next visit. ;)

¡Pura Vida!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Our Lives Are Insured

One of the things I have been working on while I've been missing in action on the blog, is acquiring life insurance. We've had endless meetings trying to make a decision. Then there were the physicals, blood tests, interviews. But we are now insured.

It's one of those things that's easy to put off because life just keeps getting busier and busier and before you know it, you look up and years have passed. Hubby didn't think we needed it this soon but I was able to convince him otherwise. Yes we need it now because we'll never be this young again and the rates only get higher the older we get. I also find that procrastination just leads to more procrastination. Years from now when we have kids there could be a million excuses or obstacles. I always want to try doing the responsible thing when it comes to family planning because no one ever plans for a tragedy to happen. They just happen.

It's sad and maybe a little depressing to think so practically, but I am glad we got it out of the way and don't have to think about it again.

¡Pura Vida!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

And So It Begins...Debt

Remember this debt free scream? Remember these water heater woes? Do I need to say more?

Here's the thing, we need a new water heater. The current one is very old and not worth the effort of figuring out what's wrong with it. It's also not up to code so that requires additional work. After adding up the dollar and cents, pros and cons, we decided to go with a tankless water heater instead. We currently have a 30 gallon tank.

This job won't be cheap and will cost us the tune of 4 grand.  Sigh... While we are able to pay for this, Hubby and I have other plans and need to keep as much cash available to us as possible. So, we are financing. GASP! Yeah, yeah. Madam anti debt...

Initially we told the contractor we'd be paying for it with cash but then we thought it through. It is much more important for us to keep our cash reserve available because we may need to use it rather soon on a project.  So we are doing a 1 year finance, interest free. The plan is to pay it off in a couple months once we have stabilized our financial footing. It's not ideal, but it is right for our current circumstance.

The new unit will be installed today and I cannot wait!

¡Pura Vida!