after the hacking, and links

I have had a week.  Obviously the site got hacked this week, and without the help of one of my fellow Money Writers I would have been sunk, since I didn’t have the technical expertise to deal with the attack. I’d like to think I’ve acquired some basic coding skills, but I quickly realized that I’m not even vaguely capable of dealing with serious coding problems.

I’m overwhelmed with projects right now – landscaping, house, blog, personal finance, etc.  One of the things I’ve come to realize is that you can’t allow the to-do list to grow too large or you become overwhelmed and shut down.  I’m close to that point now – I have so much to do I just don’t feel like doing anything, which is clearly unproductive.

Well, on to the links:

Cash for Caulkers: A great program I hope to take advantage of…

Why We Blog – Part 1 and Part 2 (I really enjoyed these two posts).

Jacob, always interesting, has How I got out of consumerism: I don’t know if it works for everyone but it’s something I would like to think I could embrace… eventually, right after I buy some junk I don’t REALLY need…

Looks like somebody is closer than ever to moving to Portugal: We are selling our house, for definite this time!

And more…