Burst Pipes, The Norovirus and the 2014 Grammys

I know this is a personal finance blog, so we should be talking about money. And frugality and saving and early retirement. That’s great, but top of mind today is this weekend – and well that wasn’t very money focused, but maybe we can find a pearl in there.

The Grammys

First, let’s talk about the Grammys. Did anyone watch all the way through? The entire reason I decided to watch was to see the Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham collaboration. That’s right, a super group composed of the drummer from Nirvana, the singer from Nine Inch Nails, the guitarist from QOTSA and the guitarist from Fleetwood Mac. Awesome, right? Except, apparently the Grammys knew that everyone would want to see them so they had them close the show. At like midnight. I couldn’t hold out that long. My wife warned me I’d be mad if I had stayed up and watched like she did. (Why my wife is up at midnight watching TV in another room on a Sunday night is another topic. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.) Continue reading

Bathroom Remodel: Drains Plumbed!

We’re currently mid-remodel on our”master” bathroom here in the big Day Coming household. Last week, I was out in Silicon Valley California for a business trip, so when I returned Friday my father and I set up Saturday as another bathroom remodel working day. We’re trying to get as much work done on free days as we can before he and my mother head south for the winter. Here’s hoping we have a sustained Indian Summer to keep them up here longer…
Continue reading