This project took a few years and included ripping out a chimney that went from the basement to the roof, which became unnecessary when I put a new furnace in the house.  The hardwood flooring is original maple and was carpeted over.  The kitchen floor is new as there was no wood floor originally in the kitchen.  A large...
So I feel like giving myself a challenge, and I want to experiment to see how fast I can grow this blog if I get it a big ol injection of guest posts (aka blogging steroids), so I've decided to give myself the goal of 60 guest posts this month. It's not going to be easy. March is actually...
If you turned on the TV earlier today or last night you probably saw that Chile experienced an 8.8 earthquake and a tsunami warning was issued for much of the Pacific Basin, including Hawaii. I didn't find out until this morning actually, and was awoken to the sounds of sirens. Back home in Wisconsin these would have...
After being gainfully unemployed for approximately 3 weeks I have found work again within my target industry of hospitality. On my post about the part time job search I mentioned that I wanted to simply work in this industry to meet some new people, make a few bucks, and get some exercise. Honestly, I'd rather have fun...
I talked a little bit about the job hunt a few days ago and what I thought I'd like to do for part time work, but today I'm going to discuss where to find that perfect job. We know the purpose of the search and are beginning with the end in mind, which is the first step in...
I don't really have a lot of stuff with me here in Hawaii. I only brought two backpacks along and have only bought some work clothes, toiletries, food, and a bike since I've been here. Well... maybe a few drinks too... Anyways, I thought it'd be fun and insightful to create a list of stuff, much...
I discussed yesterday that I quit my job and that I am already a rich person in terms of the value I have in my life, but that won't pay for my food, shelter, and gym membership. I do have several months of living expenses in savings... I could probably go until 2011 if I really wanted, but...