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Productive Sunday

April 27th, 2015 at 12:42 am

I had a productive day today, and the nice part was, I didn't have any special plans.

1. Loaded and hauled another 3 or 4 wheelbarrows full of bricks from north side of house, where an old garden path is obliterated by weeds, to the driveway. The goal is to eventually plant grass seed from the overgrown area I'm hauling bricks out of.

2. Changed the hummingbird water.

3. Dropped off donated food at the animal shelter.

4. Took a 35-minute walk.

5. Did a load of laundry.

6. Filled the bird feeder.

7. Made a mason bee nest using a bunch of paper straws. This is the time to put these out as they finish laying their eggs end of May/early June.

8. Spent lots of quality time with Waldo, aka Purr Machine.

9. Dropped off some donated books at the library.

10. Made an edamame, corn, black bean and tomato salad for my lunches this week.

11. Made plans to get together Wednesday after work with someone I recently met online. He lives in the town I work in, so that's convenient. He seems very nice on the phone. He worked as a labor lawyer for 20 years and then 8 years ago after being let go he got into teaching, which he seems to have a passion for. The city I work in is known for its drug and crime issues. I'm feeling nervous already.

12. Fenced some peonies just now emerging from the ground so the new lawn mowers don't run over them.

13. Checked on the area of my veggie garden that I reseeded with grass a week ago; i think it's been too cold for it to germinate and not a sign of grass yet. Wondering if using grass seed leftover from last year will work okay. It's so expensive.

4 Responses to “Productive Sunday”

  1. Kiki Says:

    What do you think about the recent numbers articles have been kicking around of a 3% withdrawl rate?

    Will you continue with the real estate blurbs you were writing in retirement?

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I think I may have seen mention of 3% withdrawal rate in retirement somewhere, a wile ago, but are more sources saying that?

    Wow, I'm impressed you remembered my real estate copywriting. I had been doing that freelance for many years, but I decided to finally give it up after I started the f/t bank job. It was just too much.

    I would feel a little sheepish approaching them down the road after telling them I couldn't do it again. I think I did that once before, years ago; it just depended on whether or not I was working elsewhere and what "free" time I had available. I may have left them in the lurch, who knows, but I had to do what was best for me.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope the lunch on Wednesday goes/went well!

  4. Dido Says:

    The 3% rate is from a study by Wade Pfau. Michael Kitces, another respected writer read by financial advisors, is still comfortable with 4%. I was reading an article on this in the office earlier today...Will try to get the link from my browsing history next time I am at work.

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