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Saturday, June 2, 2018

One More Trip



The van successfully completed another trip stuffed to the gills with firewood. I'm lucky my friend had a lot of oak to take down. My guess it that it's going to save me something like six or seven hundred dollars in heating expense. Definitely worth the trip. I've got a few more things to move, then the van goes up on Craigslist. Better to sell it while it's still running well.

On the way home I stopped in at a building supply place. My sledge hammer and splitting maul both needed new handles. Instead of the poor quality wood handles that I've had to use recently, I'm trying fiberglass replacements. They are about fifty percent more expensive than wood, but should last longer. We shall see. Splitting and piling wood is going to be a good workout.

I'm glad I'm saving money somewhere. The budget has been stressed lately. It's one thing to end the month broke. It's another thing to get paid, catch up on bills, and be broke at the beginning of the month. Oh well, so it goes. At least I caught up on the bills. Maybe I'm being too aggressive on paying down debt?

While at the store I piked up the plumbing I needed to move the washing machine. There are some rainy days predicted for next week. That would be a good time to do inside projects. Anyway, life goes on.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. There's also a 1977 Bristol 30 listed with charity boats and more but it's a 29.9.

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  2. Paying down your debt is a good thing. I'm trying to pay off my truck early, especially since I don't like the particular bank that has the loan, so I add a little extra every month. Once it's paid off I'll keep the vehicle as long as possible debt free....like maybe 10-15 years (if I live that long):) Banks and loan companies hate it when you pay off early.

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    1. I like to keep vehicles for a long long time. Nice when they get paid off and keep on going.

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  3. Getting fiberglass handles is the only way to go. Paying down debt is different to everyone.Paying off credit cards/ always great. short term loans like car /good.
    Long term loans at decent fixed rate No. As we age the cost benefit of payoff decreases. No Offence but will 200$ allow you and the wife more fun now at 60 or will you get the same bang for 300 in 5 years. We aint getting no younger.

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    1. No offence taken. It is tempting to set some things on the back burner so we can have adventures before getting too old. That just might happen.

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  4. https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KlplFNU4Emg/WxFwvy2omfI/AAAAAAABXhY/ci6PpIkYVLAOBoyvPqW3Z-Bj-oxhhydvwCLcBGAs/s1600/tumblr_p96t6zOaS41uoyp0co1_640.jpg

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    1. Nice adventure rig. I got to check out a lot of similar rigs at different campgrounds. An off-road club camped next to us and they had all the toys. Pretty pricey.

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