“Follow the money”
– All the President’s Men
It had been a long while that I had thought…
I really need to track my expenses.
I need to see where my money goes.
I want to have more control over my money.
And then finally, one fateful day last August just after we had purchased our beloved money-pit, er, home, I signed up on a budgeting adventure like no other…
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“Beginnings are sudden, but also insidious. They creep up on you sideways, they keep to the shadows, they lurk unrecognized. Then, later, they spring.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
This is the start of something new for me, but in the midst of lots of life that is already happening. I found the desire to start this blog as we are embarking upon a gut-reno of our future home, which will take most of our money and some of our sanity along with it!
As I have prepared for this step, I have done a lot of reading; on personal finance to get us saving, on renovations and managing renovations to get us ready to spend those savings. I found that I was looking for a voice more like mine; one that is willing to share the details of this journey, ambitiously looking forward and cautiously holding onto my wallet with both hands. I hope that you find the reading of it as fun as I find the writing.