The Tornado Story – One Year After it Took my Family’s Home

Dear Friends, It is often said that the one year anniversary of a loss is the hardest. Perhaps that is because it forces us into the realization that the world has continued on, in spite of the feeling that time has stood still. Or maybe it is because we have learned to continue forward and … Continue reading The Tornado Story – One Year After it Took my Family’s Home

Clogged Gutters, Because Homeownership isn’t All Curtains and Rugs and Home Decor

Dear Friends, As I write this, there is a cascade of water spilling over the side of a clogged gutter at the back of my house, crashing onto a plastic tub that I placed beneath it as a makeshift ramp to guide the water to the drain in my back yard and away from my … Continue reading Clogged Gutters, Because Homeownership isn’t All Curtains and Rugs and Home Decor

What Creating Stability for My Children Means for My Personal Life

Dear Friends, This subject is something I haven’t written much about, although it is paramount to my life. It is at the very core of my existence, in fact. It always is, once a person becomes a parent. But becoming a single parent makes it exponentially so, as children are impressionable and the things parents … Continue reading What Creating Stability for My Children Means for My Personal Life

This Week in the Miller House: A Long-Term Budget and Managing Finances

Hello Friends, Welcome to adulthood, where nothing is cheap and the ride isn't free! That's the headline that should have been scrolling across my 18th birthday screen 14 years ago. This is my way of saying that I've finally buckled down and did what I've been putting off for too long...I created a long term budget. Fun stuff, … Continue reading This Week in the Miller House: A Long-Term Budget and Managing Finances