Here are the ways I've saved this past week:
I started winter sowing. So far, I've planted marigolds and lettuce. Those two have really worked out for me in the past. I've bought my seeds at Menards and migardener. Migardener really gives you a lot of Marigold seeds in those .99 cent packages, so it took a few jugs to plant them all (not an affiliate link). Migardener also has great videos on you tube on vegetable gardening. He is a very happy person who loves to garden.
We got a lot of free things when we stopped at a estate sale at closing time. They just didn't want to take a big load to the charity. You can see our treasures here. We also went trash picking before the snow came and found some great things. Husband got the vacuum out of the truck last night and it works great!
We took the modem back to the cable store and bought our own this week. This saves us $14.00 a month. It may take awhile to recoup the initial cost of the modem but after that we will be good.
Switching modems was time consuming though, everyone's tablet, the computer, tv's, and the printer had to have the password switched. I never ever want to do all that again. Really, everything was easy but the printer. I could not get it going. I watched a youtube channel and it said to disconnect it. So I did and then what he said after was completely wrong for my computer program. I finally got the printer back online after 2 hours, a candy bar, and a bit of crying later. This was all last night and you can see I'm not quite over it. I hate technology really, well kind of.
I went into the library and I found 3 books that were for sale (like I need more). I paid around $2.00 for them.
I love to read on my Kindle but I can take a regular book anywhere and not worry about dropping it. I dropped my Kindle last week at granddaughters ballet class and I think I'm very lucky that I have a hard case. This week I took a regular book while I was waiting!
I got the best deal on King Hawaiian Rolls this past week grocery shopping. I'm so glad those things are in the freezer!
I started my sourdough back up and made sourdough waffles Saturday morning. Everyone loves them and I have enough made for quite a few days.
My Goals for this week:
I'm still Spring Cleaning -last week I didn't get as much done as I hoped, there just wasn't much time between taxes being prepared and a new modem. I hope to wash the cabinets in the kitchen and the walls in the guest room this next week.
My goal for this month is canning. I did mange to put some trail mix in jars last week and seal them with the Food Saver. This week I plan to can blueberry jelly with the blueberries frozen in the freezer. I was so lucky to find some sure jell on sale at the Dollar General on clearance.
How did you save this past week?
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