Cutting the Cord Part 2 — How to replace Cable TV for a few dollars a month

Last week, I told you about our decision to cut cable TV.  I did a lot of research to determine what our options are.  It turns out that there are lots of possibilities. There are a couple of qualifications I … Continue reading

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Cutting the cord — The decision to quit Cable TV

We waffled over the decision for days about whether or not to quit cable TV.  It was really a technicality.  We knew the answer.  We just couldn’t admit it yet.  In my post, Sacrifice is Hard to Swallow, I mentioned … Continue reading

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Current Hard Work Update, April 1, 2013

Here are my goals for the first quarter of this year.  Let’s see how it did… Current Hard Work Projects: Continual Effort Projects: Create content for this blog at least 2 days a week. Create at least 1 outdoor cooking … Continue reading

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Sacrifice is hard to swallow

As Timothy’s arrival date approaches, we’ve finally started to look with a discerning eye at our budget.  We decided long ago, that we both prefer for Liz to stay home with the baby.  That means our income is being cut … Continue reading

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I instantly knew what happened

Sometimes our collections of experiences give us a glimpse into the lives of others.  On Friday, I saw some complete strangers, but I instantly knew what happened. We were walking past the front desk of the hospital, moving toward the … Continue reading

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Quick Baby Update 33 Weeks

We’re hitting the home stretch with about weeks to go.  We went to the doctor last Thursday for an ultrasound and things look good except for one thing.  This is a big boy.  He’s estimated to be a little over … Continue reading

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The other side of receiving

I’ve heard many stories lately of God’s provision.  People need food and miraculously food is left on their doorstep.  A child needs a $6000 medical procedure right after a check for $6000 is received.  A business decision is made to … Continue reading

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Early to Rise by Andy Traub – Book Review

When I attended the Quitter Conference in September 2012, Jon Acuff convinced me that if I want to get somewhere, I need to make time to travel.  Shortly after that, I took Andy Traub’s Early to Rise Challenge.  I got … Continue reading

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Batting .300

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to spring training in just a couple of weeks.  When talking baseball, it seems inevitable that someone will say “If I was successful only 30 percent of the time, I’d be fired!” A … Continue reading

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Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships 2013 in Saint Paul, MN

Red Bull came back to Saint Paul this year for their second edition of Crashed Ice in 2 years.  There are 4 competitions every year and the last one is always in Montreal, the home of Ice Cross Downhill.  I … Continue reading

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