April 19, 2016 to April 25, 2016
A busy and productive week. Here is what we got up to.
I picked up an extra shift at work. I am always happy to help out and money doesn’t hurt either. I have been taking my crochet project to work on during my lunch hours. Extra shifts means that I also get more work done on my new vest.
We had company this week. The Man’s buddy came for a visit and he definitely earned his keep! The two of them got busy with their chainsaws and removed several trees that were too close to the house . These trees will be used for fence poles in the garden and firewood for 2017. He left behind a couple of containers of berries, which I froze, and a couple of hard ciders, which I drank.
I took another stab at the pantry challenge inspired by A Working Pantry. This week found me with only $10.00 in my chequing account until pay day and I was uncomfortable parting with it. Instead of spending money on this week’s challenge, I made a few items that I use a lot from ingredients that I had on hand. I made poultry seasoning using herbs I dried last year, pumpkin pie spice using spices bought in bulk and stored in the freezer, and granola using the recipe from the first volume of The Tightwad Gazette.
I enjoyed the sunshine and planted nasturtium seeds saved from last year. I also planted a packet of wild flower seeds I received in the mail. I hope they sprout and don’t get eaten by either the gophers or deer.
I also received a couple of tea bags in the mail as a free sample. Those will be used in a Christmas gift.
I bought an ebook using point from doing surveys online. This might sound like a good frugal move, but it was to replace a book that I think I accidentally donated to our library. I hope the library and the new reader both benefited from my carelessness.
I washed my laundry using homemade detergent and fabric softener and I dried them on my line. I’m slowly going through my summer wardrobe. The stuff that still works will be put away for use. Stuff that I can no longer wear or that doesn’t suit me will be donated and a few things will be put aside for repurposing.
How about you? Leave a comment and tell me how you saved money this week.