New Cell Phones With Republic Wireless

Last time I switched phones it was from AT&T to Boost Mobile.  My plan with Boost Mobile cost $50 per month plus tax.  We had been with boost for a little over 2 years and our phones were dying painful deaths.  The ZTE Warps never worked very well to begin with and I was forced […]

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Who needs a plumber?

The hydrant for my hose was leaking and I wanted it fixed.  Instead of calling a plumber, I decided to take it apart and replace the washers.  Ends up the hydrant was cracked and I needed a new one.  4 trips to Menards and 1 trip to Home Depot later, I have a fixed Hydrant. […]

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Bicycling to Work – 2012 In Review

In 2012 I biked 2367 miles and drove my Mustang somewhere around 500-600 miles.  I ended up driving my Mustang to work 11 times. Assuming I save $.25 per mile, that adds up to $591.83.  That said, I still haven’t broken even on clothing and other equipment purchases.  It was certainly well worth it though. […]

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What is the best part of biking to work?

I have two favorites of the items I’ve previously mentioned. I really enjoy my bike ride to work each morning.  It feels great to get out there and get some exercise in before sitting in front of a computer for 8 hours. When I get home from work I know I’ve already worked out for […]

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What is the worst part about biking to work?

People often ask me what the worst part about biking to work is.  More often than not they blurt out that it must be the rain.  Well they are just plain wrong.  In fact, I love biking in the rain and even snow.  With the proper equipment it is quite enjoyable.  The wost part is […]

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The Public Library – Helping me save or wasting money?

I live 3 blocks from the library so I am able to visit several times a week.  I borrow books, movies and video games as well as use the online resources to access auto repair guides and consumer reports. This access to the library is one of the reasons my wife and I purchased our […]

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Bicycling to Work – June In Review

In the month of June I biked 207.4 miles for a savings of $51.85.  My Mustang was driven a lot due to the wife’s crazy work schedule and me needing her car to drive the child to and from daycare.  In addition I attended a convention about 45 miles away.  Luckily the wife made the […]

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Bicycling to Work – May In Review

In the month of May I set a record for the number of miles biked, 282.4 miles for a savings of $70.60.  My Mustang moved 30 miles during the  month mostly because my wife had to use my car to go to work so I could pick up the child from day care. May was […]

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Do It Yourself Air Conditioner Repair

Last Thursday evening I took my dog out for his last run around the yard before bed.  As I was sitting there, I heard a strange sound coming from my air conditioner.  Lo and behold, the fan on my AC unit was not spinning.  This of course was causing the compressor to overheat.  Running an AC […]

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Bicycling to Work – April In Review

April was a crazy month.  I spent half the month in San Francisco which is a very nice city, but isn’t all that fun for 2 weeks of work in one month.  I also had a fun run-in with what must be the finest public transit system in the world.  Instead of taking a $100 […]

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