On my Google homepage, I subscribe to a widget called "Local Gas Prices". I've been monitoring the lowest gas prices in my area for a few weeks now and have noticed a significant change. Obviously we all know prices are going up, but it's disturbing … [Read more...] about Recent gas prices effects on us and our family
Since our house was built over 60 years ago, it gets a little drafty. The last owners did some major work on the house (new windows, roof and siding), but didn't update any of the insulation in the walls or upper ceilings of the original part of the … [Read more...] about Weekend Project: Insulation and Ventilation Work
You all know me here at Clever Dude as one who is willing to admit defeat and admit when he's wrong. Maybe it's my way of copping out, but I'm not too proud to admit that someone else is smarter than I am, or that I just did something stupid. It may … [Read more...] about Don’t let pride ruin your life
You see Carfax mentioned everywhere. Everyone tells you to use them when shopping for a used car, right? They're a household name for vehicle history reports, but I have a secret to share. You know that we just sold our Chevy Malibu a couple weeks … [Read more...] about You can’t trust that Carfax report!
For our weekend trip to New York for a wedding, we rented a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta from Enterprise. I was very surprised that they would have a European vehicle as a rental considering the higher price of these vehicles. It turns out that they have a … [Read more...] about Clever Car Review: 2007 Volkswagen Jetta
It's July 31st, and we haven't paid an electric bill since April 5th. It's been almost 4 months since we sent a check to Pepco. Because we have a pool, we must have a 6 ft privacy fence and a locked gate. Unfortunately, our power meter is inside … [Read more...] about Estimated vs Actual Readings: It’s an expensive month