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What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« on: July 21, 2016, 10:27:12 AM »
What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?

Here's mine:
* Repot the kale and brussels sprouts seedlings
* Stay out of the drive-through (!)
* See if the combined power of hedonic adaption and wooden shutters can save us from turning on the AC today.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 10:43:40 AM »
Eat delicious healthy home-cooked food.
Drive home in my big old rumbly 1992 Buick.
Cook additional delicious healthy home-cooked food to replaced depleted supply.
Feed dogs home-made raw dog food.
Lift weights at home.
Eat more delicious healthy home-cooked food.
Cut grass with reel mower.
Play bookkeeper for my GF's business and get her spreadsheets up to date.
Floss teeth with $100 bills.
Swim in pool of cold coins.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 12:34:57 PM »
1. Bathe the dog.  (He really needs to go to the groomer for a trim but I'm stretching that farther & farther out, just bathing him at home in-between)

2. Open Roth IRA for my son!  He's got $1k ready to deposit.

3. Fund a new bank account for bonus $$.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 04:31:51 PM »
Plant as many of the 50 cent perreniels I picked up off the close out table yesterday as I can.

Spend the hottest part of the day in the basement where it is nice and cool.  I'll catch up on some reading and maybe take a nap while I wait for it to cool down outside.

Eat leftovers for supper again when I really want to drive to town and get a sandwich.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 04:57:28 PM »
Water tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, basil, and kale (all from seed this year).


Make more bread since we're nearly out.


Tie up some tomatoes with strips of old worn-out socks (spiral cut to get long strips).


That's about it - been a lazy day today. Not cooking any homemade meals because I ate peanut butter toast for supper - that kind of day.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 05:37:02 PM »
Thank God, or whoever, for my abundance.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 11:58:27 PM »
Thank God, or whoever, for my abundance.

This is at the top of my list every single day. Thank you for reminding me I haven't yet done it. I'll get on it right away.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2016, 01:30:46 AM »
- Mow the lawn,  no more yard service

- List some more things on eBay

- Turn on the box fan. I live in MA. For the few very hot days we have a year air conditioners seem like a waste. Still have one in the closet but it hasn't come out in more than 10 years.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2016, 01:39:22 AM »
- Return the dress I borrowed from a friend for a wedding, to avoid buying a new one.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2016, 05:36:50 AM »
--Pack my lunch and put it in the basket on my bike
--Put on helmet and reflective vest that makes me look like a TOTAL NERD
--Ride bike to work
--Work all day
--Mark off one more day on my FIRE calendar (I am at ~420 work days remaining)
--Check bank account to assure my paycheck got deposited (yay payday!) and move excess money around as needed
--Kiss my DW and two beautiful healthy kids as often as possible

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2016, 05:45:15 AM »
-Bodyweight routine
-light brunch
-slather in sunblock
-bike to pool and swim for 1-3 hours (depending on when we get there)
-bike home
-shower
-sushi lunch (happy hour pricing FTW!)
-LONG nap
-get started on the binge watch of  ~25 episodes of Upstairs, Downstairs as the dvds are due back to the library next week

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2016, 11:18:26 AM »
Kill off 500 cals at work
Make some spicy poke and spam musubi for dinner
Get cancer from my gin and diet tonic
Finish watching the most recent season of TPB on Netflix

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2016, 11:37:13 AM »
Yesterday my daughter and I picked 2 bowls full of blackberries from the bushes by the park.

Today I made a google drive document that has our family's master information for insurance/accounts/etc so that if one us gets hit by a bus we'll have it in the cloud.

Go to library to pick up books I ordered.

Eat potluck lunch at work.

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2016, 11:46:39 AM »
(1)  Read up about the options for what to do with my 401(k) and Roth 401(k) now that I've recently left my job.  Shall I keep the funds where they are, or roll them over to my TIRA and Roth IRA accounts with Vanguard?  Probably the latter.  (2)  Execute on that decision.

Also, water my plants, read my library book, and cook a healthy dinner at home.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2016, 01:50:40 PM »
Water plants
3 meals at home
Pick up iron and ironing board from CL seller (penalty: drove to do this errand)
List a few things on freecycle
Relist expired eBay listings
Walk to grocery store for lunch/snack for tomorrows day trip (penalty: driving to another city)
Ride bicycle to Magic: the Gathering tournament (penalty: paying to play with cardboard I paid too much for)
Respond to message from MMM forum (penalty: screwing off reading and answering posts I didn't come here for)


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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2016, 01:18:01 PM »
Today:
Made lunch and baked a cake for us and my visiting parents to eat (no 100€ restaurant bill!). Lunch was a budget bytes recipe and maybe 10€ for the 4 of us, and everyone loved it.

Thank my parents so much for bringing me awesome birthday presents like wooden art made by my father, a lovely cup filled with chocolates and several bottles of wine (we drink maybe 2-3 bottles per month and never buy any because we get so many as gifts from everyone all the time) :D

Packed lunch for tomorrow (salad with leftover chicken)

Made meal plan and grocery shopping list for next week



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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2016, 10:15:36 PM »
Pull weeds and water the vegetable garden
Brunch with veggies from garden
DIY hooved animal trimming and dog grooming
Can up a fruit compote
Dinner of taco salad with homegrown cabbage and tomatoes, beans cooked from dry, pulled pork from freezer, homemade salsa and kim chi
Watch stupid overpriced cable TV
Walk dog
Prepare homegrown veggies for work lunches tomorrow
Drink an expensive glass of wine because I can

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2016, 09:26:49 AM »
- Read up on the best options for a non-registered investment account (finally have enough surplus to merit opening one)
- Swing by Costco on my way home (carpooling with the BF for the win) to re-stock the freezer with meat for the next few months

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2016, 09:30:53 AM »
Bottle the other sour beer that's been aging.
Check on my sauerkraut
Use up the oldest veggies in the fridge in a stirfry tonight
Fix wobbly toilet
Not buy anything.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2016, 09:48:09 AM »
* Will hit the .01 sale at Office Depot to pick up index cards and $5 box of the sheet protectors we use for the kids' school portfolios.
* Want to see if Dollar Tree has popsicle sticks. Need to resupply; we recently invested in popsicle molds and the kids love them as an alternative to frozen yogurt runs on a hot day.
* Going to visit Aldi for the first time ever. One just opened 20 minutes from our house. Wish me luck.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2016, 10:09:58 AM »
DIY hooved animal trimming and dog grooming

You trim your horse on your own?  Are you a farrier?

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« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2016, 12:46:40 PM »
DIY hooved animal trimming and dog grooming

You trim your horse on your own?  Are you a farrier?

Not a farrier.  I keep my horses barefoot and learned to trim them myself via books/dvds/internet with some oversight from my vet and a pro hoof trimmer.  Turns out most farriers suck at trimming, and they're more blacksmiths.

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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2016, 03:01:38 PM »
* Sit in shady part of backyard to stay out of sweltering house. Watch butterflies attracted to our edible garden: monarchs, swallowtails, fritillaries, painted ladies, sulfurs, mourning cloaks, skippers, gray hairstreaks, plus bonus hummingbirds, dragonflies, green fig beetles, honeybees.

* Later: Continue decluttering garage.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2016, 05:12:06 PM »
Destroy my debt card and only using my new 1% cash back credit card
Make some rice and beans for work next week
Make some food for tonight and not order pizza (too late, already ordered pizza)
Turn off the bathroom light right now

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2016, 06:04:14 PM »
Make some homemade tomato sauce
Jump on a work call that my boss has scheduled for a Saturday (he did apologize but still sucks)
Pull out some weeds in the garden
Give our new puppy a hair cut
Catch up on Bill Mayer with my free month HBO trial
Not spend anything.. 6th day in a row of no spending!

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2016, 10:03:15 PM »
The days about over so.. Here's what we did today..

- finish 2 side jobs = extra cash
- stay home! This has been a big one lately, if we don't go out we are less tempted to spend money.
- hang wall pictures
- deep clean house
- maintenance mower
- eat all meals at home
- watch rented movies (free) from the library

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2016, 07:54:17 PM »
I only had two things today: Pick one subscription service to keep and cancel all of the rest and look for/brainstorm ideas for a side hustle.

Did both fairly quickly today. I only let myself keep Spotify Premium and even that's conditional -- emailing them to see if I can get my student discount back. If not, they'll have to go. (I know, I know, spending money on frivolous things is not a way to save it but I walk 30 minutes to work everyday. I'd rather not do that without music.)

I'm still thinking of a way to bring in extra money on the side. I submitted a few proposals on UpWork but other than that, I have no idea. I'm generally not good at anything that could be considered marketable -- except for cooking. I have a friend that pays me $25/month to compile weekly meal plans (complete with grocery lists and recipes) for him but he only pays me for it to be nice so I'm still trying to think of things to market to others. If I had a car I'd go for babysitting, errand running or a pet walking business.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2016, 08:00:46 PM »
Prepay all of my large expenses that I will make next month so I can win "Spend less in August"

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2016, 03:35:37 AM »
Turn in cans/bottles for money
finish rearranging the living room/bedroom
clean out car/ wash car
Take out the trash
Mount the tv
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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2016, 05:05:23 AM »
August Civic Holiday Weekend in Canada:

I'm having a No Spend weekend other than a few veggies at the market (Saturday)
Took the free bus to close-the-street-to-cars day downtown (and back).. walked up and down.. left my wallet and all money/cards at home.
Dying to go out for steak tonight (Sunday).. (locals get $10.00 on the feature each night here at a restaurant in town) but I'm not going... heating up a single serving of lasagna instead
Rode my bike 4.5 km each way to swim some lengths at the local pool at noon today (Sunday)
It's 80F outside and as MMM has said "What do you have the AC on when its only 80F outside?" so I've had AC turned off all day and opened the windows.
Took a 3 pound $3.00 whole chicken out of the freezer this morning for supper tonight (Monday)

*thankful to MMM, the Minimalists and others for helping me to adopt this way of life and sticking with it for about 7 months now...

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2016, 09:54:27 AM »
- Transfer a few Ks from my bank accounts to my retirement account
- Pay the credit card bill that is due in 5 days (I pay them at the last minute so that my money has a few extra days to make albeit negligible interest in my savings account)
- Deposit check from one of my freelance clients

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2016, 10:09:23 AM »
Destroy my debt card and only using my new 1% cash back credit card

Check out the Citi Double Cash card, 2% on everything with no annual fee.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2016, 11:44:46 AM »
Water vegetable garden - last month I planted tomato plants for fall harvest  and need to keep them alive through our HOT Texas summer

Eat leftovers for lunch & a different batch of leftovers for dinner tonight



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« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2016, 02:05:31 PM »
* Clean out chicken coop and spread litter on cleared garden to prepare for fall planting - DONE
* Spread steer manure on another bed to prepare for fall planting - DONE
* Clean out fridge, feed yucky leftovers to chickens
* Hang out a load of laundry to dry

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« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2016, 06:55:48 PM »
Put in an order for bulk nuts, seeds and spices with the online place that's much cheaper than the supermarket.

If I get home while it's still light out, work on digging some blood and bone into my garden bed in preparation for my spring planting.

Contact various nurseries about availability of avocado trees.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2016, 08:55:48 AM »
Today I'm going to make a batch of beet jelly, peel the 10 lbs of potatoes I baked yesterday, and plan meals for the next couple of weeks using those potatoes.  Once it cools off I'll work on replacing the flower bed edging with the stuff I got at the end of last summer that was on clearance.  I don't have enough for all the flower beds but I can get a good chunk of it done. 

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« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2016, 07:53:39 PM »
Start some more seeds germinating for summer food production.

Assist brother and father in pulling unwanted plants from my garden to transfer to brother's.

Bake bread, soak dried beans, make carrot soup.

Unmould the soap I made with a friend yesterday (cold process) and set it out to cure. 

Keep working on a crocheted rug for a baby present for a loved one.

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« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2016, 08:26:35 PM »
Today I spoiled myself, by going to a new place where I ordered a mushroom bacon burger. THEN I bought a doughnut for dessert. I paid my son's way too. I felt like celebrating.

I was celebrating because the insurance company is going to totally replace our roof and gutters, and also a garden shed, due to hail damage. We will only owe our $1500 deductable.

Before that I indulged in my hobby of gardening, and I picked 7 cucumbers and a quart of green beans.

It is fun to be frugal!

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2016, 09:16:44 PM »
Take a free spin class with my university's local alumni group.  And not sign up for any paid classes afterwards.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2016, 09:52:50 PM »
* Prep crockpot oatmeal for breakfast tomorrow
* Finish filing August expenses in EveryDollar
* Meal plan for week, including school lunches for kids

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2016, 11:08:39 PM »
  • Stress over whether to take a high paying job with excellent job security in a decent area or stay in an utterly amazing area in a job that is tenuous and, if lost, employment opportunities are not stellar and FI would be pushed back.
  • Stress some more about that.
  • That's about it.

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« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2016, 01:11:07 AM »
Cool thread idea! Posting to follow and contribute!

*hitting up a sale at a sporting goods reseller tomorrow for my son who is starting a new sport


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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2016, 01:53:25 AM »
Make baked pasta and cornbread for meals later in the week when there's no time to cook.


Tie up my tomatoes, again.


Come up with something to do with a cucumber that needs picked given I have no greens for salad and husband won't eat cucumber and tomato salad but really loves cucumber.


Harvest and dry some more stevia, and try out some blackberry-sassafras tea sweetened with it (husband's idea for what to do with all my blackberry tea given no rose hips to speak of this year because of the drought).


While I'm at it, dry some orange peel. And eat an orange.


Help husband with some grad school and assistant ship applications.


Um. Continue leaving the investments alone to grow?


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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2016, 03:32:39 AM »
Replace the back light fixture that got bent out of shape.

Ideally, see what tomatoes are salvageable-lots of bottom rot this year.

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« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2016, 05:08:58 AM »
Come up with something to do with a cucumber that needs picked given I have no greens for salad and husband won't eat cucumber and tomato salad but really loves cucumber.

Raw carrot shavings & cucumber salad with a Vietnamese inspired dressing?  (fish sauce, soy, lime, sugar, hot sauce or chilies, optional cashews on top)
Or a traditional cucumber salad with yogurt and toasted almonds on top?

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2016, 05:18:09 AM »
I just cleaned my windows by hand.

I'm exercising at home.

Home-cooked meals all day.

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2016, 05:27:13 AM »
Do my first practical solder job on my light fixture that quit working 4 years ago.
Yeah no light in my bedroom for 4 years. Finally took it apart last month, figured out the problem, then got the pico fuse last week and finally debating on actually fixing it.

I honestly think it is just a waste of power to fix it, and i will use MORE power once it works again haha

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2016, 06:24:08 AM »
Come up with something to do with a cucumber that needs picked given I have no greens for salad and husband won't eat cucumber and tomato salad but really loves cucumber.

Raw carrot shavings & cucumber salad with a Vietnamese inspired dressing?  (fish sauce, soy, lime, sugar, hot sauce or chilies, optional cashews on top)
Or a traditional cucumber salad with yogurt and toasted almonds on top?


Oooh to the first one! That I bet he'd eat! (Not the yogurt sauce on the second, silly man). What's more, I have everything on hand, with the possible exception of cashews, but I have either cashews or almonds in the cabinet, so it can get one or the other. Thank you - it's a struggle getting vegetables into that man. (And I've taken it on because longevity runs in my family and I want him around...)

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Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2016, 08:29:21 AM »
Blanch and freeze the corn I've been harvesting and stuffing in the fridge
Walk the dog
Weed the garden and plant lettuce and beets
Repair the flower box for my horse jumps
Trim horse feet
Make sun tea to start a batch of herbal kombucha
Prep some lunche foods since it's going to be a busy week

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« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2016, 10:31:26 PM »
Food prep to make the next few days easier. Homemade sushi for lunch :-)

Researching fruit trees yet again (always something new to learn).

Mending, including a few things for Mr Happier to make his day - everybody loves coming home from work to surprise domestic 'gifts' from their spouse, right?

Working on a crochet baby blanket which will be a gift.

And general domestic stuff, like laundry.