Today I learned that sometimes if you wait long enough your problem goes away. Actually I always knew that, but this was in a positive way. I kept assuming something wasn't working when in reality it was just taking longer to get an IP address than it should have. But what's 7 minutes among friends.
I also learned that budgeting and paying your bills is a good thing. I wasn't behind on anything, but boy did I owe a lot of money. Expensive wifely birthday presents, children being born, Fantasy leagues being financed and car inspections all conspired to beat me senseless financially.
Now I am going to take a shot at following the simple budgeting advice at Getting Finances Done.