My site, it was down.
Sorry about that yesterday, guys. Apparently there was an issue with something rebooting and then not starting back up and it took a little while to get things going again.
Luckily, my hosting company identified the root problem and fixed it for me, so we should be good to go now.
On a related note, someone suggested to me once that I could save a lot of money by doing my own web hosting, and while it’s true that that could save me money, I am 10000000% sure that I will always want to pay someone to do it for me.
I love writing posts and chatting with you guys but I totally do not love any of the technical parts of blogging. It’s money well-spent to have someone else do that all for me!
Me: Dear hosting company. Please accept my dollars and save me from the techy things.
I cancelled Amazon Fresh.
I gave it a try last week with the $30/$100 purchase coupon (read about my experience here), but it’s definitely not for me long-term.
So I cancelled in plenty of time to beat the end of my 30 day free trial period.
I paid for a dishwasher fix.
I have a pretty old Kitchen-Aid dishwasher. Actually, it’s a good 14 years old by now!
Anyway, the soap door lost its tab and wouldn’t shut anymore. Luckily, my repair guy was able to order a new soap dish/door, and I am really glad I hired him to put it in.
The whole door had to be taken apart, and it was rather solidly stuck together after being left for 14 years!
I can fix some things on my dishwasher, but this was definitely one I was glad to outsource.
I suppose eventually we’ll have to replace this machine, but for now, it still has been cost-effective to repair it.
(By the way, if your soap door malfunctions, you can start the dishwasher, wait 8-10 minutes for the rinse cycle to end, then open the door and add the soap. That way the soap is in there for the wash cycle, not the rinse cycle. That’s how we limped through until the door parts came in!)
I gave up on an investing book.
You know how I’ve been trying to become less clueless about investing?
Well, I picked this book up from the library.
I got about halfway through it and just gave up. I found the writing style to be annoying, and my goodness, I kept feeling more and more overwhelmed at the idea of investing the longer I read it.
Danielle Town and her dad buy individual stocks, which does seem to get you farther faster than investing in, say, a Vanguard fund.
But that the process is so daunting to me, I know I would never even get started.
So for me, at this point in my life, I need to remember that done is better than perfect and something is better than nothing.
Which means that something like Ellevest or Vanguard is a better fit for me than investing in individual stocks.
And that’s all I’ve got for you today, friends! I’ll be back tomorrow with a menu/grocery post, and hopefully my blog will stay up and running smoothly.