One of the first and most popular posts on the blog deals with the lifetime costs of a dog, which can be staggering. A few months ago, I did something I would have never imagined doing as a novice dog owner 5 years ago: I took my dog to the dentist. Some of you will … Continue reading The Cost of Dental Care for Dogs
Assuming a fixed price point, house and apartment hunters near towns and cities quickly realize that a critical and early decision is one of location vs. space. Simply put, the better the location, the less square feet the same amount of money will rent or buy. How can you decide which one is more important? Balance This … Continue reading Better Location or More Space?
Damn. After Battle: Part I, I was really getting excited about the idea of going to court, but I guess my crystal clear letter got the job done. I'm still out the $11 it cost to send two certified, return-receipt letters, but we'll call it the cost of doing business. Last week, we received a … Continue reading The Battle for Our Security Deposit, Part II
I believe there are people in this world who live to take advantage of others in any way they can, and unfortunately for us, our former landlord fits the bill. She has decided that any resemblance of decency, goodwill, responsibility and even care for the law is simply too much to ask when it comes … Continue reading The Battle for Our Security Deposit, Part I
Fed up with Comcast, I set out to switch to CenturyLink, a new provider of TV in my area. The experience was less than perfect, and I'm left wondering if Cable TV providers just don't give a damn anymore.
I was driving through the mountains of Northern Georgia on our most recent July 4th vacation and realized how many things I take for granted.
A few weeks ago, the refrigerator in our apartment went out, leaving us without a way to keep food fresh. This is the story of how we dealt with it.