Monthly Archives: December 2015

Don’t try to race the Cycles of Nature

With New Years Day coming up in just hours I am sure that most of us are thinking the same thoughts about getting back on the horse and start to shed some winter weight. We will start making better choices … Continue reading

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Life at times can certainly be a real struggle. There have been times in my own life where I remember coming very close to hitting rock bottom when all of a sudden something inside of me woke up to realize … Continue reading

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Oh, New Year’s Day here you come again!

Oh New Years day here you come again. You set a mark of day number one of the next 365 days we call “next year”. It is a time to reflect on the year passing and making promise to the … Continue reading

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Minimalist Christmas, Minimalist Life

Christmas is over and we did well this year. Only a few items entered our home and I am proud to say that these are items we actually needed or will be treasured. Small picture books of our favorite photos … Continue reading

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Just Another Christmas

With so much anxiety attached to the act of going Christmas Shopping this year many Americans have turned to purchasing gifts online and I am certainly no different. Between the the constant threat of terror attacks, car break in’s or … Continue reading

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Personal Finance and National Finance… just saying

When it comes to personal finance one of my fiercest enemies is debt. I don’t like to owe anyone anything if I can help it and when I can’t help it I work like a mule to get it paid … Continue reading

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The Perfect Storm

As the perfect storm rolled in with it came a long lasting quiet devastation of that changes the course of one’s life for the next 7 days. With winds of up to 80 miles per hours and torrential downpours it … Continue reading

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Rainy Pacific Northwest and Hyundai Warranty’s

After days of waiting for an answer from the Hyundai dealership I finally have a response that my transmission is in fact “bad”, and Hyundai is honoring their factory warranty to replace it. The cost of this job without the … Continue reading

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Just another Random Thought Tuesday

A quick follow up to yesterdays post with my dilemma with transmission problems on my Hyundai Elantra gives a breath of fresh air after visiting my local Hyundai Service Center. It seems that even though we are “out of the … Continue reading

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Car Problems

After dealing with American car problems my whole life I decided years ago that it may be to my advantage to purchase a foreign made vehicle that has a track record of dependability. I purchased a fairly used Honda Civic … Continue reading

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