The Cost of Being Cold
I live in Minnesota where the wind chill got down to -51 degrees Fahrenheit this week.
The Cost of Evicting a Skunk
In May, I glimpsed something black-and-white disappearing into the shrubbery.
The Cost of Losing Your Keys
After getting into my house, I could recover my spare house and car keys, but I was on my own to remember what else was on the ring.
The Cost of My Newfound Knitting Habit and the Unforgiving Quest for Gauge
After knitting my first scarf, I decided I was ready to knit a sweater.
The Cost of Attending a 100th Birthday Party
Born at home in rural Manitoba, Grandma grew up on a farm, digging Seneca root to earn the money to buy her First Communion dress.
The Unexpected Costs of Having a Baby Two Weeks Overdue
Our tiny daughter was due to be born on December 4, 2017. She arrived on December 18th — exactly two weeks late, after 42 weeks of being pregnant.
The Cost of a Thrift-Store Couch
It was cheap. It was ugly. We thought we could improve it.
The Cost of Moving to Providence for Grad School
On August 4, 2017, I said “deuces” to my six-figure salary, clambered into the driver’s seat of a rented U-Haul, and drove my stuff to Providence, Rhode Island to start a PhD program.
The Cost of Moving: Adding Up the Numbers
When I decided to move from Seattle to Cedar Rapids, I told you I’d keep track of every expense—and I have, from the security deposit to the pack of breath mints I bought at the airport.
The Cost of Moving: Getting From Seattle to Cedar Rapids
Right now I am sitting in my new apartment next to 14 of my 27 boxes (thanks, Sip and Ship!).
The Cost of Moving: Getting Groceries Delivered on the First Day
I’m scheduled to get the keys to my new apartment at 11 a.m. on Friday; the internet is scheduled to arrive at noon and my groceries are scheduled to arrive at 2.
The Cost of Moving: Completing the Shipping Process
Plus an update on my mattress.
The Cost of Moving: Shipping the Next Ten Boxes
Plus taking a pile of stuff to the Goodwill.
The Cost of Losing My Hair
I had never expected to lose my hair, and certainly not at 23.
The Cost of Moving: Going Full Huel
Huel is saving my butt.
The Cost of Moving: Shipping the First Eight Boxes
As you might remember from my Monday Check-In, I shipped my first eight boxes to Cedar Rapids this weekend.
The Cost of Moving: Learning That My Mattress Is Being Shipped to the Wrong Address
I cannot even believe how much time I’ve spent on this, but here goes.
The Cost of Moving: Selling My Furniture
So I met with the person who will be moving into my Seattle apartment, and I sold this person all my furniture.
The Cost of Moving: Changing My Affordable Care Act Insurance
For some reason I thought this process would be easy.
The Cost of Moving: A Week in Cedar Rapids
It’s time to total up exactly what this week of apartment-hunting and furniture shopping has cost me.
The Cost of Moving: Buying Furniture
I did not reclaim any pine.
The Cost of Giving Birth Abroad
I live in Kathmandu—but I gave birth in Bangkok.
The Cost of Moving: Two Days in Cedar Rapids
I wanted to give you an update on my Cedar Rapids adventure!
The Cost of Moving: Renewing My Driver’s License 25 Days Before I Move
Even though I haven’t driven a car in ten years, I still have a valid driver’s license.
The Unexpected Costs of Getting Ready for a Baby
There are a lot of unexpected costs.