Financial, House

What I Did To (WID2) … Repair the House After The Flood, March, 2007

For those who don't recall, I had many gallons of rainwater flow through my basement in the flood of 2006.  The back yard turned into a shallow lake, and the swale on the side of the house was a running stream above my ankles. All this on tiny 0.13 acre lot, no less! In March,… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2) … Repair the House After The Flood, March, 2007

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What I Did To (WID2)… Get Out of Debt – February and March, 2007

After the excitement of getting engaged and deciding it was time to get my health under control (remember, this is 11 years ago; those of you who know me know that I'm still not all the way there, so don't hold your breath), there was still the grinding climb out of the financial depths. In… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Get Out of Debt – February and March, 2007

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What I Did To (WID2)… Learn to Invest — Studies and Family History

Back in 2006 (because I can't manage to do this in chronological order, sorry), I was thinking about money more than I was thinking about getting engaged or losing weight.  I was in a difficult financial spot, to put it mildly.  So when there were articles about women and money, I paid attention. In this… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Learn to Invest — Studies and Family History

Cooking, Health, Weight Loss

What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight — The Weight Watchers Experiment, Part 2, January and February 2007

It was time for the second try at Weight Watchers. I had previously followed Weight Watchers' points system independently, while I was dating a woman who had lost a lot of weight that way.  Now that I was engaged and looking at "I'm going to live the rest of my life this way," I wanted… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight — The Weight Watchers Experiment, Part 2, January and February 2007

Cooking, Financial

What I Did To (WID2) … Get Out of Debt — Starting to Figure Out Taxes

When I dove into my $300,000 of debt, one of the things that caused it was an unexpected $40,000 in tax bills.  That was caused by the sale of stock to buy my ex out of our house.  I was relatively inexperienced with finances at that point, and had no idea how much the capital… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2) … Get Out of Debt — Starting to Figure Out Taxes

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On Vows, and Marriage, and Divorce, and Bat Mitzvahs — April, 2007

Most of my writing on marriage, divorce, fidelity, infidelity, and similar such topics was done on Save Your Marriage Central, a wonderful community that, while it existed, was really remarkably good at handling the full-blast emotional furnace that is people dealing with infidelity in their marriages.  Much of that writing is now gone, I assume,… Continue reading On Vows, and Marriage, and Divorce, and Bat Mitzvahs — April, 2007