@jmdj hooray! thanks for sharing. The floors look great. I love the effect.
This post without pictures??!! What a tease!
I'm a regular at doing a dry-January. Here's the thing that I notice the most: THE SLEEP. holy crap sober sleep is amazing! Also- the extended time at home ends up forcing a winter clean out of my house. Last night I cleaned all my air filters for lack of something better to do. This weekend's excitement is a trip to the recycling center and drop off donations at goodwill.
@garli Good job! Six Sigma is tough, and it'll be worth your hard work. I've seen some friends rewarded generously for that cert.
I unsubscribed to all of the sales alert emails from stores I frequent. I was starting to get the feeling that I was buying because there was a sale, and not because I actually needed something.
This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this.
@HelloTheFuture "But when dating is set up like shopping, you approach it with a shopping mentality". THIS is so true.
@ThatJenn I am in the situation your spouse is currently in. We solved a bit of the awkward by setting up a will/right of survivor-ship agreements. It's helped immensely. I didn't buy the place, so I'm not interested in it becoming mine suddenly, HOWEVER I would like to know that there is a safety-net for me in place if something should ever happen to the husband.
To me there's a bit of a disconnect between your check box preferences and the last two paragraphs. The thing about "the look" is that once you find that thing- the spark, whatever it is, then a person already being a home owner or already having a child suddenly is no longer an important factor in your calculations... because you've found it. I don't think you can math your way into successful relationships.
Ahhh! I've been waiting for the open thread all day because I couldn't wait to tell you that you all killed it this week. so good! so many articles I had to flag for a deep read, so well thought out. Thanks for the hard work.