• Our Very Fine House

    Weekend Rewind

    After the week we’ve had personally and nationally, Everett and I needed to take a rest. That’s not to say that we got nothing finished. We just took it slower than we have the last few weekends. I had election day off. So I threw myself into hyper-nesting. When the dust settled Tuesday, I had painted three quarters of the laundry room and finished two thirds of the new floor. Everything is having to be done in sections because of the large appliances that need to be moved. We worked on it a little more this weekend, moving the dryer, laying the floor underneath it and painting the wall around…

  • Effective Adulting,  Our Very Fine House

    Saving Money by Spending Money?

    I noticed something rather odd about my buying habits during the spring shelter in place. Prior to lockdown, I bought the bulk of my household goods in person and even with a list, I had a really bad habit of buying things I didn’t need. My trip to the store would turn from $40 to $65 or $70 pretty quickly. The same went with the grocery store. Impulse buys of seasonal items would end up causing me a small fortune, because those little overages add up. Houston locked down, Everett and I turned to buying most everything online. Somethings we still got in person, like chicken feed because places that…

  • Effective Adulting,  My Best Self,  Our Very Fine House

    Better Living through Effective Adulting: Part 1-Care of the Environment

    One of the things the Fella and I did when the pandemic struck was start to look at our finances. We realized that a recession was coming and me being an old Millennial and the Fella being a young Gen-Xer we were impacted greatly by the last one. We weren’t together at the time, but we’ve commiserated on challenges that came with losing our respective jobs. We’ve watched our peers struggle to rebound from coming of age in a period of high unemployment. We realized that we needed to start taking steps to lessen the foot print that our bills make on our lives. We started looking for places to…