Frugal Endeavors

I love it when the lake is calm and acts like a mirror.

February 15, 2016 to February 21, 2016

The sun made an appearance this week and I can almost believe in the possibility of spring. Here is how we managed this week.

We drove my son home to his city over the mountain. There is a large Canadian Tire there and we used our stash of Canadian Tire money to buy a much needed tool.

The next morning we awoke to find that the power was out. I used the water in the cast iron kettle on the wood stove to make coffee and read a magazine borrowed from my mom instead of surfing the internet.

We did well this week saving money on our groceries. We had enough punches on our punch card for a free jug of milk at a local grocery store. A couple of days later, I took my first long walk down my windy road to the same store to buy myself some coffee cream on sale for half price. It took about an hour, but I really need the exercise. The ham bone my mom sent us home with last week had enough ham on it for sandwiches and a meal of sliced ham and scalloped potatoes. The bone flavoured a big pot of ham and bean soup that fed us for an additional 2 meals.

I darned a pair of wool socks and a hole in The Man’s sweater. I made laundry soap and dried my clothes on a rack by the stove. I can’t wait until it is warm enough to start using my clothes line again.

The sun seems to be waking everyone up from their winter hibernation. I talked to a friend long distance using a free internet phone service. I spent an evening with some other friends eating and talking. The next morning I walked down my hill for a second time  to have coffee with another friend at a local coffee shop.

How about you? How did you save money this week?


  1. I saved money part of the time, but spent money at other times. I guess I’m just glad I had some money to spend, as I was so exhausted I just hit the wall, so to speak. There are times when I am just so tired that I cannot do everything correctly, and that’s ok. I need to allow that.

    We’ve had some lovely weather this week and I’m glad you got to go out and enjoy yours. My days have been so busy I’m afraid I will be free when it begins to rain again and miss the sunshine today brought.


    1. Thanks for stopping by. There is no prize for being perfect, you just end up more tired. Doing the best you can is all anyone can ask. I hope more sunshine finds its way to you and you will have the time to enjoy it. Take care.


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