We got the word last night that we have been approved to move into our friend's cabin that is about 10 minutes from the property!!! It's a really nice, large cabin that's probably close to the size of the house we are currently living in. This is perfect for us because we wont have to … Continue reading We are officially moving!!
I did a lot of thinking after writing my post yesterday. I had a very interesting conversation with a friend of mine after publishing my post about cost of living vs budget, and how my $100 a week food budget was unrealistic in places where the cost of living is much higher. At first I … Continue reading The Challenge!!
I have been coming across a lot of articles lately titled something like "raising a child on a budget" or something along those lines. So apparently this is a fairly hot topic right now. I do have to say that too many of the articles are written more from the perspective of someone who really … Continue reading How to raise children on a budget- my version
It's been a while since I updated you all on our progress. Progress has stalled a bit. We are still in the waiting process. Waiting to sign the papers, waiting to come up with the $3000 (by the end of Feb), just waiting. As soon as those papers are signed we can start going out … Continue reading update
We are in this strange limbo right now. We are waiting for the lawyers to draw up the paperwork so we can start working on the land. We are waiting for C to start getting paychecks so we can start paying bills and saving again. It's this weird state of paralysis. C got his first … Continue reading The waiting game
Twice a year I get fed up and clean the fridge. Don't get me wrong, I don't scrub it or anything, that's crazy talk. I go through and throw out all the gross stuff that isn't edible anymore. Food that was never eaten, leftovers that were forgotten about, i even found an old mummified avocado … Continue reading Semi Annual Cleaning and meal planning
A friend posted a really interesting article today, it was from the Business Insider and it was about who the most entitled generation is. I will summarize but I wont go into great detail. if you would like to read it here is the link http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-entitled-generation-isnt-millennials-2015-1. It basically said that the millennials are being blamed … Continue reading Is Entitlement Generational?
There is something that people don't realize about being on the edge of poverty. You live in constant fear of your bank account. You check it when you wake up, you check it throughout the day, you check it before you go to bed, just in case. Every text message, every email, could be an … Continue reading Living in fear
It seems that as we get closer and closer to our goal I realize more and more about what we are doing and why we are doing it. At first it started out as us wanting to finally be self sufficient. We are at a place in our lives where we can't be living like … Continue reading What life means to me
WE WILL BE LAND OWNERS SOON!! The owner accepted our offer! No counter offer, no having to figure out new numbers, he accepted our offer right off the bat! For those of you who are planning on becoming self sufficient yet have limited immediate resources or bad credit or both here is my advice to … Continue reading The race has officially begun!