Woo Hoo!!! The Mojo is Back!!!

I don't know what lucky accident did it, but there is happy dancin' goin' on here!! I'm going to stop the tinkering for awhile and get back to the tale telling........

Here's one that is related to my She-ro Bossy. It's about frugality-sorta. Now with the media overkill regarding the state of the economy and real estate and groceries and gas and blah blah blah......
Doze off, wake up, oh yeah. I've heard more than one pundit say (here's where you have to use your Chicken Little voice) "Stuff your money in a mattress and hide in the closet!!" Don't budge, don't make a move........because blah blah blah blah.....

Well to buck the trend, Blackbeard, Bonus Boy, Seadog and I are making a move. It's 2 blocks exactly. Glamourpuss and Mr. Glamourpuss are selling their Glamourhome (which I have shamelessly admired for several years). They are moving 2 blocks down to their backup pad. The renters in the backup pad are moving 2 blocks away (and so on and so on). 

And yep, moneylenders are THROWING offers left and right. Anything to get piles of signatures onto piles of paper.  

Oh yeah!!! Just call us the Jeffersons!! Forget about Frugal because we are movin' on up!!

And until we can get this dinghy sold,

we will be eating ramen noodles and drinking koolaid. For special occassions, we will frequent the low-rent version of this.


Curses!! and More Curses!!!

I was SO Proud of the blog template I nabbed the other day!!! It had Ships and a Cup of Coffee, and a certain level of sophistication that I liked a lot. 

Not too busy..... 

Not too girly....




Blackbeard's Wyfe would like to thank her 2 paid viewers for their kind patience over the past few weeks. You see, Blackbeard's Wyfe has endured what could be politely termed "glitches" with her blog.

She could not guess which "bits of code" were fouling her waters and even worse her mood (and we all know how dangerous that can be).

Hopefully now that the seas have calmed and an acceptable template has been installed I can get back to the "bidness of blogging". I still have stuff I want to figure out how to do (like install fancier fonts), but now at least I have an idea of what NOT to do.....

Stay tuned.


Wanna See Something Scary?

I came home the other day to this.  

It was a bit unnerving to say the least. Blackbeard goes to pieces if his favorite gadget is not working "just so". Unlike me, who is content to curse and "hope that it gets better on its own", he digs right in. After removing two offending wires, and rearraging some shiny stuff, and plentiful coaxing and cursing from his Wyfe, we are happily navigating the information highway. 


Ever Met a Tightwad?

Here's my recommended reading. I wish I knew what happened to my copy, but this woman started a little newsletter that turned into several books. I had some friends that wore the tightwad badge so proudly, that they split the price of a subscription. 

I need to find that button and dust it off...

The Tightwad Gazette was one of the BEST guides to frugal living ever published. 


How to be Poor

My heroine Bossy is starting a get out of debt club. I'm in even though I don't feel like we are really poor by the world's standards. On our ship will really NEVER truely know what it is like to be truely hungry. We might be eating Ramen noodles and drinking koolaid, but we are eating. Driving used cars, taking day trips instead of real vacations, and working over 200 overtime hours just this year so far.

None the less, we owe owe owe. 


Castle for a Queen

If you had asked me as a girl what I would do when I grew up, I'm sure that I would have told you that I was going to marry Prince Charming and oversee his Kingdom as Queen. I'd have servants roaming about the magnificant palace keeping space spotless and orderly. That is how a good Kingdom is kept, while I spend my days searching high and low for baubles and bits to keep myself well groomed and fashionable. 

Here was my ideal adult home.... all I needed to do was grow up and move on in! 

The reality of my grown up life is more like an episode of RoseAnn. 

I have no servants roaming about my shoebox palace keeping things in there place. I think the dog would help out if he had the benefit of thumbs. Other than his desire to be useful, it is left up to me to maintain some semblence of order here.

So to make myself feel better I decided to Goggle..whoops Google "Castle". Lots and lots of castles suddenly appear before my eyes. For a bit I ooohhhh and aaahhh.......castle....here's where Prince Charming lives...... I'm movin' in!!

Now that I'm truly grown up, I think this is more to my liking.
It's a start, I think its got a workable panache to it.

This one is the runner up..... I'm just not sure that I'm all that crazy about that ginormous mosquito farm in the front yard though.

I considered this one for a moment, but as you can see, it is too much "fixer-upper" going on.

Unfortunately, after investigating Blackbeard's Checkbook, this is all the castle this unfortunate Queen can afford.