Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday (Er, Tuesday) Stuff on the Way to Other Stuff: I'm Still Here

After hearing all about the rest of the country's white stuff, we finally got some of our own. Not a lot -- maybe eight inches or so -- but it gets so dry around here in Colorado that every bit of moisture is welcome. 
    It's probably part of the fallout from hovering over Daughter #1 as she recovers from shoulder surgery...but I am a day late and dollar behind everything, feels like. Some things need to get finished today, as well -- but first, I need to pick her up from class and take her to a doctor's appointment. What am I griping about...she's the one who has to do everything one-armed.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won a Grammy (Best Rap Song) for their "Thrift Shop" video! Sure, it's vulgar. But it's also funny, and fits right in with the 'trolling for bargains' viewpoint. Go see:

Why it's okay NOT to be Superwoman. (From Money Saving Mom)

When bad things happen -- do you have enough in your emergency fund to cover it? (From My Money Design)

If these literary masterpieces/collections had only survived. (Or perhaps existed in the first place...I'm not so sure some ever did.) From Cracked.com.

Could Vermeer have used a camera obscura to help construct his famous paintings? 

A 20-year-old code mystery is solved...a grandmother's secret messages are finally revealed.

Money lessons learned....we all need them. (From Get Rich Slowly)

Twenty crimes caught on Google Street View. (I knew that app was up to no good!)

Could you thrive in 295 sq. ft of living space? Evan does it...beautifully.

 (Thanks, Apartment Therapy.) While you're there, check on an intriguing way to put in a pegboard shelving system:  
    A how-to-make-it tutorial's included, too.

And from yours truly:  Index funds, the plodding moneymaker (Midlife Finance); the value of coffee with friends (Penny Thots)...and the easiest and most effective investment rule you'll ever need (also from Penny Thots).

I agree with John Hartford:  I may not be the brightest bulb on the post, but at least...

Have a good week.

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