Save Money and Get Fit with A DIY Home Gym

Posted by Kyle

As a fitness enthusiast, one thing that I wasn’t entirely prepared to give up on when moving to the homestead was a gym. This posed a bit of a problem however because we aren’t particularly close to any fitness clubs not to mention the cost of membership! We have had something of a epiphany when it comes to frugality lately, and have entered what we call “austerity mode.”

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Our Path to the Homestead

Posted by Bonnie

Every house we have owned was going to be our 5 year house – up until our last house, which was going to be our 25 year house. Buying a house is a funny experience though… You spend 30 minutes looking at it and then decide if you would like to plunk down hundreds of thousands of dollars on it  and commit to a 25 year payment / LIFE plan. It is actually insane when you think about it – you probably spend more time at the car dealership then you do when buying a house.

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When your effluent pump breaks

Or rather, when it never worked to begin with.

Posted by Kyle

So by now you know that the week we moved in to this cursed house our well completely died. But what we haven’t mentioned yet is that very same week our effluent pump died. To be fair it probably never actually worked to begin with but still… No water in, no “water” out… Like I said, cursed.

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Well hello there.

Posted by Kyle

You have seen a few posts from my lovely wife Bonnie already so I figured I would take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Kyle and I am the other half of the dynamic duo known as Bonnie and Kyle (insert Bonnie and Clyde joke here).

I am the chief renovation officer of this operation after having picked up a large skill set from my father over the years (Thanks Dad.. It comes in super handy to be handy). I am extremely interested in fitness and nutrition, gardening/beekeeping, personal finance and of course, renovating so expect to hear a lot from me on these topics.

Looking forward to getting to know you.