I honestly have a hard time believing I decided to undertake this project. I mean, of course it is something I would do... Highly impractical, low chance of success, no other fool would even attempt it. Sounds like a challenge to me. So I decided to grow my own coffee. I live in New Hampshire, so that means we have winter here. No coffee plants will survive under 40 degrees, never mind below freezing. I ordered three plants with the hope that at least one would survive. They took four years to grow, finally one flowered, fruit grew with the coffee seeds inside and took 8 months to ripen. I make all this possible with my indoor greenhouse. In the…

Going to have knee surgery on the 1st to get my meniscus tear in my right knee fixed finally. Recovered from Covid, so I'm better there finally - still the remnants but not much - and lastly I'm putting in my last day at work on the 9th. I'm going to use the summer to do some needed work around the houses, really work to get into better shape and condition physically (especially after getting sick and not being able to hike or walk due to my knee, so I'm just ready!) and then spend some time figuring out what might just be next for me. Due to some impending travel and temporary (roughly a year) relocating to a new…

Just saw a doctor about my knee... Looks like I tore the miniscus back in the fall with a small tear and over worked it this spring on some road races and made a small tear into a big tear. MRI next week I hope (they should call me early next week to schedule it) and then surgery. Overall knees are good with no spurs or arthritis. Just need to fix this so I can get back outside and working out again.

It's a new month and I'm going to make a point this March to use cash more often. First thing is to check my emergency cash stash at home. I try and keep $2000 at home for such emergencies. We live in an area where we can get ice storms and have the power out in our surrounding area for a week. No power, no internet, no atm and no debit cards. So having that cash on hand for emergencies is key. That and paying the cleaning service when we forget to have money on hand. That's fine, but I want to start making a point to use cash at stores. I'll start with $200 in my wallet and start…

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