March didn’t mess around. We found out where we will be living for the next five years. We skied two weekends in a row, celebrated Match Day and got full use of our ski passes for the year. The cross-country move is a lot to anticipate—we will be driving approximately 3,000 miles to a town […]
Snow teased us in February. Reports warned of a record-breaking snowstorm headed our way. I saw the headlines for another “Snowmageddon” on Friday and started to get antsy– we were running low on food and last time it snowed the roads were treacherous. Preparing for the Storm Two years ago, I was trapped downtown for […]
I kicked off the New Year falling asleep to Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (it was good, I was just tired!) Then I headed back to work for business as usual. Between lots of work, we took advantage of every weekend at home. Note: there may be affiliate links in this post, which means I receive a […]
December Reflections I was home alone for most of December while Mr. Mechanic flew to various residency interviews. This meant a lot of time watching movies he would never want to watch (what do you mean no British Bake Off or The Good Place for a week?!), scarfing down Trader Joe’s Lasagna (family size? Let’s […]
November was the month of travel and family. I kicked off the first week with a business trip to California, where I spent most of the time working outside to soak up as much sun as possible. Traveling for work racked up a grand total of $1,500. That is usually how much I spend in […]
Was it just me or did October disappear in the blink of an eye? We filled our October weeks with lots of walks to appreciate the autumn colors, but besides those, we have been full-on charging ahead with daily life. Mr. Mechanic has started interviewing for residency at hospitals across the nation and I have […]
I didn’t spend too much time at home this month. I converted from hourly to salary at my new job so I flew down to California to go to orientation. I flew out early in order to take advantage of the weekend and crashed at a family’s place in San Francisco.
Despite smoke haze, August has been a great month for us. We spent weekends with family, hanging out at the lake, going to concerts on the green, and threw in a few days in Denver as well. The general trend of this month was frugality by generosity of our respective families. We are very grateful […]
July was the month of beautiful sunsets. I had a couple of goals based off of last month’s spending, but since I don’t budget, I wasn’t sure how well I did until I wrote up this report.
I like to think I’m good with money and saving, but I know I’m bad at budgeting, which is the #1 rule of finance: know where your money is going! So part of this blog will be to keep track of monthly expenditures. I’m hoping I will find some patterns and areas where I can […]