It's quiet here this morning all air conditioners are off. All we can hear are the whizzing of the fans (in the windows) with the nice cool Michigan breeze. I'm so glad for the sun we've had but very thankful for a little relief from the heat and humidity this morning.
We received our electric bill and it was lower than last year at this time. This month may be different because no matter what I just can't turn off the air conditioners at the hottest time of the day (2 p.m.-7 p.m).
Curbside pick up:
We went for a bike ride and saw two lawn chairs on the curb. They were very dirty but I knew we could get them clean. We finished out ride and came back with the truck to pick them up. We used a power washer and everything came off great. They also had cloth cushions that I was able to put in the washer.
The chairs have wheels on the back to move them with and they have pull out foot supports. Fancy!
What we found at a garage sale/sale groups:
We found a like new twin/full bunk bed with dresser on craigslist for $200 for grandson.
We bought 2 boxes of Trader Joe's Single serve coffee cups (12 count) for $1.00 a box at a garage sale. In sealed plastic and in a box that wasn't opened. She didn't like the flavor so she just put it in her garage sale. We loved it!
I made a strawberry cake for my oldest daughter's birthday. It was so good but it wanted to melt quickly (the air conditioner was on). I just kept putting it back into the refrigerator to get cool again as I decorated. Great cake and this recipe is a keeper.
I've been able to hang out clothes just about everyday.
Every morning I make some sun tea to get ready for the day.
I was able to order 10 free prints from snapfish with free shipping. I look for these kind of deals to help remember the summer with pictures.
In the Garden:
I love seeing all the blooms in the garden. The pumpkin, tomato, zucchini, and spaghetti squash all have blooms on them now.
We bought seed potato's on discount at Walmart and planted them in the grow bag and in a empty row in the vegetable garden.
We planted some heirloom greasy green bean seed and some white half runner last week. They were all up in about 4 days. Now we just hope and pray.
You can see my weekly grocery shopping deal here and my menu plan for this week here.
Keep getting the weeds out of the garden. I didn't put down mulch this year, the flood came just after I planted. Then, we needed to let the garden dry out for a couple of weeks. Next year back to mulching!
Clean living room carpet. I can have so many excuses for not doing this, too hot, too cold, too busy, etc.
What are the ways you've saved this past week?
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