Category: State of the Blog

State of the Blog: July 2017

Welcome to our State of the Blog update for July 2017! This month, we talk about rentals, side hustles, and a new look for the John & Jane Doe Guide to Money. Blog Stuff You probably noticed that things around here look a little different this week. We celebrated two years of blogging in July, and that …

State of the Blog: June 2017

Happy July 4th, y’all. Welcome to our State of the Blog post for June 2017. In this month’s edition, we’ll talk about swimming, mojitos, rental property, and my experiments with Instagram. June was a busy month that started with track-out and our trip to Great Wolf Lodge. Then Little Bit went back to school to finish up …

State of the Blog May 2017

Welcome to our State of the Blog report for May 2017. In May we celebrated Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, a beach vacation, and track out. We had bonfires, went to the movies, and read a bunch. What I didn’t do was write. I dragged my seven-year-old laptop to the beach fully intending to write, but it was …

State of the Blog April 2017

Welcome to our State of the Blog report for April 2017. I’ve ended my seasonal job for the year, and we’re gearing up for another track out for Little Bit. We’ll cover the to-do list, hairstyles, and 6-year-olds buying their own clothes. Blog Stuff For the first time in a while, I actually did more than I planned …

State of the Blog March 2017

Welcome to our State of the Blog report for March 2017. This month, we discuss treading water, the resolution of a fender bender, and tips for buying birthday presents. March came in like the proverbial lion with some snow showers after an extremely warm February. Now we’ve returned to a semi-normal Raleigh early springtime, where you …

State of the Blog: February 2017

Welcome to our State of the Blog report for February 2017, the month we more or less took off to go fishing.  Okay, so I didn’t so much go fishing as hibernate for a while. I’ve been struggling for a while with stress, maybe even depression. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I did know …

Gone Fishing

For the first time in a long time, I didn’t write an article last week. Jon wrote about our water heater not exploding, then offered to do a second article on cleaning out the water heater for Revanche of A Gai Shan Life.  Even though said second article never materialized, I can’t tell you how relieved …