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A Fresh Start (New Blog)

October 7th, 2011 at 04:18 am

After some drama with my previous employer, and per the advice of some regular readers of mine, I have decided to create a new blog, in the hopes that I am not stalked by said employer's staff.

A little about who I am and what I am about. I am married, Christian, have an 8-month old daughter, and am recently unemployed, due to my previous employer making false accusations and following them up with a termination. Currently in proceedings with the Department of Labor and finding other employment. I start school at the local university in Spring of 2012. I will be majoring in Nursing. It is my dream to someday work as an OR Nurse or in a pediatric oncology unit. We shall see just where it all leads me.

We currently live in my parents' house, where my 32 year old delinquent brother does as well. If you know who I am and have read my previous posts, you will understand that he is not exactly the greatest person to live around. We were planning our exodus from this place when I was terminated from my position and almost all hopes of any future employment that I was seeking were lost.

I am a hypermiler. By that, I mean that I pump my car for more fuel economy than the average person. Our car, a 2007 Ford Focus S with 5 speed manual transmission, is EPA rated at 24 city/33 hwy/27 combined. I have consistently been averaging 40 mpg or more on the past few tanks, as I am improving my skills. You can find my stats at my CleanMPG.com profile. Once our tires are done for, I will be purchasing LRR (Low Roll Resistance) tires, which help to improve fuel economy. Also, I am running AMSOIL Signature Series 100% Synthetic oil, which is good for 25,000 miles/12 months between changes. It also provides superior cold-weather start-up, lower friction, and is more affordable (when calculated by qt per mile) that all other oils available. This oil costs about $.27 per mile, as compared to Mobil 1's $.67 (thereabouts).

There is plenty more to know about me, and I am sure I will touch on them in the future, as I have already done in my former blog here on savingadvice.com.

Some more recent developments are that my wife has an interview with her former employer (Macy's) for a non-seasonal sales position. Talk about role reversal! I am pretty concerned as to how well I will do with the little one with mommy gone off to work.

Also found out today that my credit rating went up from 715 to 726. Up 11 points from last month. Started at 640 in February. Now that's rewarding!

8 Responses to “A Fresh Start (New Blog)”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    To quote Ric Ocasek and the Cars, "Hello Again."

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Welcome back!

  3. dmontngrey Says:

    Great news about your credit score! Big Grin

  4. Frgal Says:

    Thank you, dmontngrey!

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Blog looks good! Welcome. Again!

  6. Frgal Says:

    Thank you! I guess I was feeling the Autumn colours. Ha! Also wanted something easy to read. So if it's hard on your eyes, let me know!

  7. baselle Says:

    I nominate you for the Most Strategic Use of Umlaut award. Welcome back.

  8. Frgal Says:

    Haha! I love the umlaut! I can't decide if I like it or the word ber better! Wink

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