Books Read in 2013

The beginning of 2013 had a slow start to my reading pursuits. I committed myself to studying for the Professional Engineering exam starting January 1st, which then encompassed the majority of my non working time. To give myself a bit of a break while studying I started off my reading a relaxing and interesting book…

January 2013 Debt Update

I wanted to start off 2014 with a bang, and so with some of the leftovers from December, my Christmas bonus, and everything else I had to spare I dropped a bomb on my student loans. In one fell swoop I paid off over 10% of what I had left. Wow that felt good. So…

2013 In Review

Whew… What a year it has been. I’ll list a few of the highlights later. While it has been fun, it has also been tough. I’ve had a lot of balls in the air at once and some how managed to keep most of them afloat. 2013 started with four months straight of studying and…

December 2013 Debt Update

December this year in Seattle has turned into a pretty chilly one. We have had almost a week straight of days where they high has remained below freezing, rare for Seattle. And to make things even less enjoyable, we haven’t got to enjoy any snow at all. if it is going to be this cold…

November 2013 Debt Update

Good news! This month I hit 13% equity in my rental house, now I’ve only got 7% to go before the PMI drops off. Progress is slow and steady, and thus far going according to plan. I’m counting down the days until my debt looks like this: Student Loans Remaining: $23,026.74 (-$490.76) Rental House Mortgage:…

Atomic Total, New PR!

Yesterday at my box we did Atomic Total for our WOD. This workout consists of 2 minutes of max effort in each of six movements, with 4 minutes of rest between each movement. Four minutes sounds like a more than enough time for rest but believe me it goes fast! The six movements are: Push…

Damn Hindsight

Damn Hindsight… Or, a glass half full way to look at things, I’m smarter and better equipped for the future. It all started with my mom dropping her fancy DSLR camera, a Canon Rebel Xti, effectively breaking the camera. You can find it online brand new for around $6 or $700, down from the $1000…