Here are the ways I've saved this past week:
I finally found a cabinet to go by my washer and dryer to hold my detergent. The previous one needed to be out to the trash a year ago but I impatiently waited till I found one at a garage sale. It was hard to find because it's such an small odd corner. I paid $10 for the bottom cabinet and $3.00 for the cabinet I sat on top. Among other things, I bought a brand new bread machine for $5.00, a wooden cap rack for $2.00, metal trash can for $5.00, and a few more toys for the grandchildren.
This past week we have had some old fashioned fun with the grandchildren. We played in the rain one night and then had a bonfire in the backyard last night.
You can see my granddaughter in the distance. She is showing her new toy that she bought at a garage sale around the garden. Both of the grandchildren decided yesterday instead of going anywhere special they wanted to go to garage sales with their mother instead. They had a blast and we are so proud of them.
After the heat helped dry the garden we were able to plant it on time this past week. With the temperature staying around 90 to 95 degrees everyday, it took me three days to put it in. It's amazing how much that heat will slow you down. The temperatures are back to normal in Michigan now and I think it will be around 70 today.
I planted tomatoes, white half runner beans, rattlesnake beans, spaghetti squash, zucchini, onion (both red and yellow), zinnias, potatoes, corn, watermelon, and pumpkins. We are still harvesting the leaf lettuce I put in a couple of months ago but I think it's on it's last legs. The little butter crisp lettuce beside it is almost ready though.
We sold an item online this past week.
My goals for this week:
After that rain we notice those dreaded weeds in the garden already. I want to weed a little everyday to keep ahead of it.
The pantry needs a good overall. I want to take inventory, sort, and clean the shelves.
What are the ways you've saved this past week?
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