Real Estate Values Update – Second, The Best!

The front of one of the sides of the duplex.  What a looker, huh?

As I mentioned in the first post in this little mini-series, it’s been more than a year since I updated the values of any of our real estate holdings and they have shifted non-trivially since then. In elementary playground fashion, I have decided to present them in order as “investment successes” according to the […]

Real Estate Values Update – First, The Worst

Kitty PoP gazing out the front window of our little house.

Property valuation is an inexact science. It can look quite exact – especially when Zillow sends an email saying your Zestimate has increased $1,750 to $305,649 in the past 30 days. Trouble is, this is a classic example where precision does NOT equal accuracy.

But fret not! A lack of total accuracy doesn’t mean that […]

Happy Friday – Shut the Front, Err, Cabinet Door!

A thing of beauty, no?  =)

Today I am thrilled beyond belief that we are starting to get cabinet doors installed on some of the (IMHO beautiful) cabinets that I built over the past year since my very first cabinetry-cation.

You wouldn’t think it’d be a big deal to get cabinet doors installed, but this is pretty huge. And now I […]

Cabinetry Update – Final Resolution To An Otherworldly Problem


Recently, we finalized and executed the design for the cabinets around the fridge. That sentence actually minimizes how big of a deal this was. These cabinets had become a large bone of contention between Mr PoP and I. Way back in July (while on my first Cabinetry-Cation), I started working on the upper cabinets that […]

Our Florida Solar Panels – Year 1 Report

Our solar panels!

Our solar panels!

It was just over a year ago that we won the lottery. Well, it was more of a race of sorts – a race to get accepted into the Florida Power and Light (known as FPL around here) Solar Rebate Program. As it turned out, the solar rebate allowed us to […]