Saying Yes to the Dress, Again

This year marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. Halfway through proof reading The Wedding: Take One I realized I had skipped a very important planning milestone:... Continue Reading →

The Wedding: Take One

This year marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. Even with the tanking economy and the added wedding expenses we were on a high. Between the bonuses... Continue Reading →

Of Life, Adulting and Challenging the Status Quo

My family realized I had the makings of an engineer because of my endless curiosity. Intrinsically, looking for patterns and figuring out how things were interconnected motivated me to ask questions of depth and substance. Whenever the adults didn't have an answer they would hand over a book, magazine or tool and leave me to... Continue Reading →

“Chores, like success, are unisex…”

Guys and dolls, I know that it is easy to fall into the trap of traditional gender roles, especially when it comes to marriage and relationships but there is absolutely no rule of man or God that states what type of modern chores are gender aligned. Sometimes I wonder where our ancestors got the notion... Continue Reading →

The Layoff: Year Three Post Mortem

On March 20th, 2018 I celebrated year three of the layoff date. However, I was gainfully employed after a short 10 month self-imposed sabbatical, with a reintroduction into service date of January 15th, 2016. Many will wonder why I still commemorate this date and the reason is very simple: I started the blog right after... Continue Reading →

Selling vs. Renting Out a Property

When we got the second home to "rent it out" to my sister, we used all of our short-term investment money for the downpayment. Our goal was to invest it this way to turn in returns faster than traditional stock yields allowed. By pure serendipity, the housing market started to soar and two and a... Continue Reading →

I’m Off My Meds!!! – Zach

It's been a while since I have posted about Zach due to the overwhelming work load of the MBA. We've also been waiting to see if he would respond well to being taken off the fluoxetine. It has been at least three months since his last pill and we can safely say he responded well... Continue Reading →

Countdown to 10!: The Engagement Dinner

This year marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. December 2007...T - 1 year to the big day! Our families had never been in the same room... Continue Reading →

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