My air conditioner broke! Buying a new HVAC in 2022.

July 2022, at the peak of a 99 – 106 degree heat wave, my central air conditioner broke. I learned that there are a lot of differing thoughts on the best solution for our little 1100 sq ft home: 2.5-ton vs 3-ton  condenser and coil 80% vs 96% efficiency natural gas furnace Smart vs traditional…

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Granny’s Sweet Pepper Relish Recipe

One of my favorite childhood foods! I have been anxious to make my grandmother’s pepper relish recipe for years. I was afraid that I was in over my head. But Granny was right, it was so easy! Ingredients: Makes about 3 pints of sweet pepper relish. 2-3 Onions (preferably sweet, enough to make 3 cups…

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Trying HelloFresh – Meal Review

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken & Garlic Sauce with Lemony Couscous and Chili Roasted Carrots

June 2021 Offer: Save $90 on your first four orders! –  Check the link to see if HelloFresh is still offering this deal! Overall HelloFresh Review Packaging & Delivery: It is convenient to have food delivered to your door, but a delay with UPS had me worried. Our box arrived 26 hours later than expected.…

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Time to try Disney Plus!

In an effort to recoup on a few year-end expenses, I have put our Netflix and Hulu accounts on hold. So what will we be streaming the last week of winter break? Disney + I just started our 1-week trial today and all I can say is “Wow!” I had no idea that Disney could…

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We survived our first driving lesson!

Senior year is just around the corner. And today we started driving lessons! We are going with the parent taught course from Aceable. … My daughter got her permit last Friday. Today we headed up to the empty parking lot of the football field and went over one of the basics that made me nervous…

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Apple Music for Christmas

There are a few things that I gift myself every year around Christmas: A trip to one of my favorite restaurants where I will pick up a gift card to bring myself back on my birthday. A game or craft project to enjoy with friends and family. Something to wear. (Usually a pack of socks,…

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As good a time as any to be sick.

I am sick. I woke up yesterday with a sore throat and stuffy nose. 38 hours later I am just “blah”. First and foremost, I would like to apologize to anybody whom I have not shown an appropriate level of sympathy when they were sick. It is easy to forget how truly miserable it is…

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Child Support and Non-Custodial Parent Disability

I was full of questions when my ex became disabled. He said that he was going to sign up for Social Security and our daughter would be able to draw too. I was skeptical at first. He hasn’t had the most stable work history. I doubted that he would have enough credits. For those of…

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My baby is turning 15!

I am suddenly remembering how many times I told her she wasn’t old enough for something and she asked if she could when she is 15. I wonder if she will remember?   She wants a fidget cube. And she wants a Kindle Fire    

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