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Hello Again, Yes, I am Alive

July 3rd, 2021 at 08:36 pm

Thought I would pop in and actually make a blog post ... I have stopped by a couple times and caught up on everyone else's postings, but by the time I caught up on those, I ran out of time to do a post of my own.

So, here I am!

Not really that much to report.

I had a merit raise in April, which took effect in my June paychecks (roughly 2.5%.)

Our investments only surpassed $500k in June.

DHs Bridge Fund (i.e. retire at 60 fund) surpassed $20k recently (goal is at least $25k.)

We had our garage door opener replaced - our cost was only $75. Our home warranty reimbursed us the remainder of the cost ($220.xx)

We also had the side door to our garage replaced after the bottom half of it disintegrated. That was an ordeal - 5 weeks+ between getting the initial estimate and finally having the person come do it. Just under $300.

The past few months I've been doing a plant based low fodmap diet. For whatever reason, I've been able to adhere to this much better than any other plan before. So .. I am now down approximately 15 pounds from January of this year. My cholestroal numbers have also made significant improvements - I attribute that to *truly* laying off the oil and the added sugars, as well as the added black cumin and daily tofu/tempeh to my diet. (In a period of about two months, my total cholesteral dropped 20 points - the only thing I really did differently was strictly no oil, no added sugars, added daily 1/4 tsp black cumin, and daily tofu or tempeh. Otherwise I was continuing what I was doing before.)

I am looking forward to going out to Napa, CA at the end of August for my grandma's 100th birthday. I'll finally get to meet my sister-in-law! They'll have been married 3 years on July 5th. Against all odds (opposite cultures, knowing each other less than 8 weeks ...) their marriage seems to be working well. I'm very happy for my brother.

My mom *finally* had a lawyer look at her late husbands will - and there is no provision for the house to go to her. She has use of the house until she moves out, and then it goes to the son. This information has caused her to completely reconsider moving into something smaller, more affordable, and with less maintenance. She seems to prefer living in that HUGE montrosity, pay exorbient property taxes and utility bills, and all the maintenance costs. If she was 100% mobile and in good health, then maybe it would make sense. But she's not. She may never regain full mobility (she had a hip fracture back in March, and is still using a walker.) But what do I know.

4 Responses to “Hello Again, Yes, I am Alive”

  1. Turtle Lover Says:

    I'm so happy to see a post from you! I'm glad you are doing well and losing weight and low cholesterol too! What do you do with 1/4 tsp black cumin ? Just add to your food?

  2. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks Smile
    I grind up the seeds, and then add it to my oat meal or oat bran. I also put some in my veg soup.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Good luck with your mom.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you are doing well.

    Glad your new eating lifestyle is working. Sounds like you found something that works for you.

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