@lemonhead3159 I live in WV and Mr. McDillet and I are camping this weekend. Pepperoni rolls make awesome camp snacks and we are absolutely getting some on the way to the woods, along with spiced rum and apple cider!
It is so frustrating that FMLA only applies to companies with 50 or more employees. I understand from an employer's perspective, but as an employee, it makes zero difference to your situation how many coworkers you have.
Yup! I'm 31 and have definitely noticed that I care muuuuch less about what anyone else thinks/does/is or what my various actions/thoughts/possessions mean in relation to my identity. Also, running feels super unnatural to me. Like, I think I can feel my brain jostling around in my skull.
@ThatJenn This would be amaaaaaazing.
Finally, a report West Virginia scores well on! Whoohoo! Also, for the sake of data, I work for the state in higher ed and have a 6% mandatory contribution with 6% match.
The is no world in which Boulder, CO would be considered an inexpensive place to live.
Both my husband and I were vegetarian for several years, but honestly, my mom becoming a hardcore vegan kind of pushed me away from it (and I say this with much love for my mom). When we eat meat, we tend to eat venison that Mr. McDillet has hunted, and that's pretty easy to justify footprint-wise.
As someone who recently sort of accidentally ended up in HR after grad school (for social work), this speaks to me. Also, to be in a work environment that is so pro personal professional development is a new experience for me. You mean you’ll pay for me to get X certification so you can pay me more? OK! All in all, not a bad place to be and not a career path I had ever considered before.
@Cup of T Oh man, this. My brother and I were discussing how my mom accidentally raised a couple of hedonists by feeding us gritty peanut butter and only allowing pretzels and apples at the movies. We both loooove junk food, the trashier the better.
On Rural Living
@therealjaygatsby Our plan is to stay at our place forever (FOREVER!), but who knows. It is wonderful to see the fruit trees grow bigger every year and to make plans for our property based on decades.