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Been quite a busy week, that’s for sure! If you asked me what we did during the weekdays, I really couldn’t tell you. I think we bought some furniture from craigslist for our backyard…and something about a sprinkler. I don’t really know. But mostly, we spent this weekend at our grandparent’s awesome cabin!
My grandpa was a busy guy. He spent most of his time working hard to take care of his wife and 6 kids. His life was so full that he eventually needed to get out of the city and find a quiet place to rest his mind and enjoy nature. So he found a plot of land on a small logging lake about an hour north of where we are. He logged and cleared the land, and built a cabin for his family and him to relax at when city living became too stressful. And it still has the same effect to this day.
Our family drove up north and planted ourselves at the cabin for the whole weekend. For me personally, that meant no cell phone (as much as possible) and no internet, just relaxing. Mostly, we played out in the lake all day, ate a ton of food, and roasted s’mores over a fire pit at night. We even pitched tents and camped outside (though me, being old and creaky, would have rather slept on a bed inside). Our son had a BLAST, and would cry every time we had to leave the water, though we had been out there for 5 hours already!
The cabin is a place I hope to have in our family for generations. It truly does calm the soul, and time really does slow down when we’re out here. Plus, you can’t find a place like this ANYWHERE nearby, and houses on this lake are now RIDICULOUSLY expensive. My grandpa bought his land for $5,000 and built the house himself. I would say it was money well spent for half a century of memories that have already happened there, and hopefully at least half a century more to come.
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What’ I’ve Been Reading:
Every week, I do some reading on the web. I come across articles that are entertaining, educational, or just plain awesome. I think the readers of iHeartBudgets will enjoy these articles as well.
Club Thrifty – Juicing Recipes (Plus Tips & Tricks)
The Money Principle – One needs an emergency fund after all!
Canadian Budget Binder – How to budget as a couple
Eyes on the Dollar – What to do Before Your Car Breaks Down on a Road Trip
Cents and Sensibility – How To Make Money Using Credit Cards
Budgets Are Sexy – Seth Godin on Money.
Frugal Portland – Speakers at the World Domination Summit (#WDS2013)
I Heart Budgets – How I Avoided Wasting Money On A Bad Used Car – In case you missed it 😉
And that’s it. Have a wonderful week!