May 7, 2019
Compared to last year, we haven’t had a lot of rain but we have had enough. At last the world has tossed aside her winter coat and has donned a dress of spring flowers. Life for us is also blooming.
I am happy to report that our bathroom reno is almost done. The bath tub has been installed, the new plumbing is in place, and the tiling has been completed. I celebrated by talking a long bath using the bath salts given to me by a coworker. Thanks LH, they were lovely! I am still a little shocked that I have such posh bathing facilities in my own house.
The Man’s dilegent watch over the local facebook buy and sell page resulted in a new-to-us, 100% free washer and dryer. Our old appliances were on their last legs. In fact, the spin cycle was known to halt conversation and inspire earthquake warnings. I celebrated by going a little crazy at the new dollar store buying two different types of clothes pegs. As an additional frugal bonus, we waited a couple of days to get rid of our old machines because our local landfill was waiving the tipping fee for large appliances. If you live in the RDKB and you need to get rid of old appliance, now’s your chance to clean up and save a bit of money!
Since every bit counts money wise, I figure it is worth mentioning even the small ways I found to save money. I had a few, smaller frugal successes this week. I was lucky enough to take home some eggs from a damaged carton and half a loaf of bread from a loaf that I managed to destroy. Both these items were still perfectly good but could not be sold.
Before the weather turned, I took advantage of the cool temperatures to build myself a nest of warmth on the couch and catch up on some hand sewing and mending.
The sunny hot weather means that I can cut down on my hydro bill and put my new clothes pins to work by hanging out my laundry.
That’s it for me this week. How was your week? Leave a comment and tell me how you saved money this week. I love hearing from you.