Word up, it’s Friday again, time to check in to see what’s going on at the iHB household. (what does ‘word up’ mean anyway? I tried looking at the sky and saying it, but it didn’t seem very effective…)
What Am I doing?
And the sunshine finally showed up! It’s been about 80 degrees for the past week, and looks like the forecast is showing 70-80 degrees for the next 10 days at least. We had a great 4th of July at my grandparents cabin. It finally got warm enough to take a quick dip in the lake, and then we shot off our $15 worth of fireworks. The neighbors had probably dropped a few grand, so we still got to watch a great show.
Last week, we put up the retaining wall for one side of the patio. This weekend we’re finally pouring the sand for the patio and laying the bricks. Apparently, this is the worst part of the patio, because not only do you have to level it perfect, but then you have to tamp it down. I’m just excited to finally get to finishing the patio! After that, I just have to hang one of the gates on the fence (thanks Dad for building the gate) and then finish one other gate. Then we take a day to finish the pergola, and WE’RE DONE! Don’t worry, I’ll have more pics
What’ I’ve Been Reading:
Check out some of the coolest blogs on the interwebz!
Modest Money says Thank You For Getting Speeding Tickets. How do you feel about this? I think it’s great! Lol.
Add Vodka asks Money Problems? Jump On Board. Most everyone I know has had money problems at some point. Heck, it’s the reason I’ve start my blog. This is a great read, and is a guest post from Average Joe.
20′s Finances gives us 4 Tips When Starting Your Own Business. Some awesome, simple tips here to help you avoid being a statistic.
Tight Fisted Miser writes abouts his June Expenses – $1300.56. Wow! I wish my expenses were that low.
Financial Samurai literally quit his job this week and released a new book called How To Engineer Your Layoff: Make A Small Fortune By Saying Goodbye.This guy has been a catalyst and motivation for me in starting my blog and helping others. What an inspiration for those who are looking at getting out of the rate race who don’t want all the risk.
Thirty Six Months talks about What Not To Do When You Land Your First Grown Up Job!
Work Save Live talks about Our Journey June 2012 – Saving a Down Payment for a House.
Mo Money Mo Houses talks about her Emergency Fund Dilemma. I have the opposite problem as her, lol.
Budget Fridays: I posted my first Budget Friday Review last week! It was awesome to be able to help this couple with their budget, and had some great input from the readers. I am still looking for more submissions, so feel free to use the contact for to shoot me a mail if you would like help with your budget at all, or if you don’t have a budget.