Money to burn

burning-moneyThere is a guy across the hall who has hired a laundry service.  At night, he leaves a bag of laundry outside his office.  In the morning, there are cleaned and pressed shirts hanging from the door, as if by magic.  Don’t get me wrong, if I had money to burn, I would be all about fresh pressed shirts that I didn’t have to launder or iron.  But if I had that kind of surplus, there are other things I would do first. Continue reading

I’m living alone!

Recently,  I had the opportunity to live on my own for 6 weeks.  I was changing jobs and changing cities, and left my family behind to sell the house and tie up loose ends while I got started here.  While of course I knew I would miss my family, I have to confess that, like young Mr. Culkin, I was kind of looking forward to having the place all to myself. Continue reading