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    Filling Empty Wall Space

    I’ve been on a home-dec kick lately. Or rather, I’ve been on a home-dec kick on PINTEREST lately. Because actually decorating the apartment requires money – at least a little – and money is exactly what I should not – no, CAN’T – spend right now. But anyway, I’ve been specifically concerned lately about our surplus of empty wall space. There’s just a lot of white, blank walls in our apartment, and it’s starting to get to me a little bit. So I’ve been looking for ideas about how to decorate using as little money as humanly possible, and Pinterest (of course) came through in spades. I figured I’d share…

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    It’s time to…

    (warning: loooooong post ahead) So this new financial situation I’m going to be in come summer isn’t a good one, and the preparations need to start now. Even though I’ve been told there’s a chance that those classes may be added back in due to student demand (I teach what counts as a core class, and so cutting any section leaves a whole lot of students out in the wilderness), I need to assume they won’t so that I’m prepared to make things work. Over the past few days I’ve been meticulously assessing my financial situation and going through records to determine exactly where my money is going – and…