In December of 2010, 5 days before Christmas, unusual weather conditions in my hometown resulted in a higher water table — a water table that invaded my home and every other home on my street. We were fortunate in that most of the water accumulated in our crawl space. Some of it spilled over and … Read moreCleaning Up After a Flooded Basement
Last summer I was hanging out with the kids in the yard. My 9 year old son was playing with my cell phone, while my 2 year old daughter was playing with her water table. At one point my son approached my daughter to take some pictures with the cell phone. When I looked over … Read moreHow to Fix a Water Damaged Cell Phone
I’ve been waiting for this day for a year and a half. After some bad customer service from DirecTV and some research that led to even more bad customer service stories, I’ve been waiting for my contract to end, so I can cancel my satellite service. I finally hit the official end of my contract. … Read moreHow Hard Can It Be to Cancel a DirecTV Account?
It’s been over a month since I received a rubber escrow refund check from my former mortgage provider, Taylor, Bean, & Whitaker. For those who didn’t catch the story the first time around, my husband and I refinanced and had a $1200 escrow refund due. At the end of August I received and deposited the … Read moreThe Non-Update on My Escrow Refund
Last week my Facebook account was hacked. Someone got ahold of my password, changed it, so I couldn’t get into my account, and then posted some pretty awful stuff that worried a lot of my friends. I was fortunate. I was alerted to the problem within 10 minutes, and within an hour, I was back … Read moreDon’t Get Hacked or Scammed
Apparently somewhere in the last half hour or so, someone hacked my Facebook account and posted that I swallowed a bottle of pills. It’s not true. I am fine. It’s a little disconcerting to know that someone has access to my account! Anyway, I’m trying to figure out what to do about my facebook account, … Read moreMy Facebook Profile Has Been Hacked
When I was about 6 years old, there was a game I used to play. I would make a wish (often to live in a castle), blow on a dandelion with my eyes closed, and hope that when I opened my eyes, the castle would magically appear. It never did. When I was in high … Read moreYou Tell Me: If you could have everything you wanted, would you take it?
Meet Chloe. She’s a 10-12 month mixed breed that we adopted from Animal Control last Thursday. The family (especially the kids) is excited to welcome her into our home. The only exception is the cats, who are a little perturbed about Chloe invading their space. But they seem to be adjusting. There are a few … Read moreThe Newest Addition to the Frugal Family
We’re finally back from Disneyland! We’ve unpacked, done the laundry, and I finally have time to tell you all about our trip. It was a blast, and I’m glad we waited until our kids are as old as they are (11 and 6) to take them. I was amazed at how brave our daughter is. … Read moreThe Disneyland Report
I left you hanging with a little teaser on Monday, when I told you about the school budget cuts and my concerns about the upcoming school year. I told you I was trying to decide between staying at public school, moving to a Christian school, or homeschooling. A decision has been made. Next year we … Read moreDeciding to Homeschool Our Children and How We Got Here