Window AC or a new phone for Christmas gift

I am toying with the idea of getting my mother window AC or a new phone this Christmas. Both items are super expensive. I can only get one and deliver it to her. They both are around the same amount of money too. So I just have to decide which one she would like more. […]

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When landlord does nothing, I fixed the air conditioner –

During college, I rented an apartment just off campus.  I wanted my own space, but I had very little money to spend.  Although I worked a part-time job, I didn’t earn much and I was responsible for tuition, books and my car payment.  Because of my limited budget, I rented the cheapest apartment I could […]

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College dorm with no A/C

My first year in a college dorm was a very interesting experience. I went to a small college that did not have a sufficient budget for building renovations. Thus, when the central air conditioning system in my dorm broke down, and the HVAC specialist said that it needed to be replaced, the college decided to […]

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Saying goodbye to family dog

For at least ten years, my family has owned a labrador and hound mix that we named Perry. Perry, other than a few bad traits, has always been an excellent member of our family. He is sweet, kind, and loving. With several children growing up in the house, he would have had an excuse to […]

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Too warm in mall

I have sort of a weekly tradition where I meet my brother at our local mall for lunch. Often, we don’t even eat – sometimes we just shop around or simply walk around the perimeter of the mall and chat. Last week, however, my brother had the day off on Friday, but still wanted to […]

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House wish list

My husband and I recently made the decision to move to a larger house. Our current situation is very favorable. We rent a house from my in-laws, and they certainly do not charge us what the house is worth. The only problem with the house is that it is pretty small. There are three bedrooms, […]

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Coffee shop woes

Every month, I do some freelance work, proofreading a fashion blog that one of my best friends writes. I have found that I do my best work when I am not at home, where I can easily get distracted by laundry, cleaning, snacking, or watching television. Instead, I head to a nearby coffee shop and […]

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Writing assignment

The other day, I was thinking about being back in school with various writing assignments. I actually remember one assignment in particular when the teacher asked, “If we could take credit for some amazing invention, what would it be?” I was pretty motivated by that particular writing assignment because it really made me think about […]

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Talk at the bar

The other day, I was having a few drinks at the bar with my friend. I was hungry so I ordered some chicken wings as well. I was telling my buddy about what happened with my HVAC system. I said how I didn’t know a whole lot about HVAC systems and didn’t have any professional […]

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