Thursday, August 18, 2011

I'm making progress with my savings account

I just realized that I'm a fourth of the way there to my goal and I'm literally a fourth in terms of my actual savings please. I didn't realize that I had saved that much until I looked at my bank balance. I still have a few extra weeks to get totally ahead to make sure that I make my goal.

I will be so happy next summer when I'm ready to move into my own house and out of this apartment.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Sending my daughter to an out-of-state school

Guest post written by Tom Thurman

There have been a lot of things that I've worried about for my daughter's sake over the years. It's simply worrying about her growing up and getting all that she hopes for and dreams about. Right now I'm worried about her starting her freshman year of college. She starts classes in just a few weeks and I'm dropping her off for freshman orientation right before her classes begin.

I've been working a lot on getting all of her stuff together before I take her to school. While we were looking up some last minute things like her class schedule and general college tips a few weeks ago, I ran across the website After I looked through it some, I decided to change over our home internet service to one of the packages that I found on there.

I think that we have her as prepared as possible for her life as a college freshman. I'm just not sure that I'm prepared for it. But I don't think that I can do anything to prepare myself for it. I'll just have to deal and look forward to parent weekend.