So far this morning in the bomb cyclone event, all we have received is rain. I guess the higher wind will come this afternoon. We are all prepared with flash lights, wood, and gas for the generator if need be. I hope it just might all blow over. 😅
Here are the ways we saved this past week:
We went to two estate sales this weekend and spent around $40.00. We bought two brand new towels (they were still stuck together) for $1.00 a piece. These were not the large kind just a regular bath towel. We also bought tools, winter boots, flashlights, florescent lights for the garage, a set of 4 phones (landline), wet mop and dry mop pads, old fashioned army men for the grandson (I hope he likes them), men's hat, denim jacket, lots of spray cans that went to the garage (stuff like rainex), a bunny for christmas, basket, light bulbs, and many things that I can't even remember!
We filled up with gas in one town we visited for $1.99 a gallon (.40 cents less a gallon than anywhere else). We filled up one of our gas cans too while we were at it.
We installed a new toilet ourselves, saving the cost of installation. We bought this on sale awhile ago and waited till winter time boredom hit to put it in. I made dinner everyday except this day! Really though even with the cost of Burger King, we saved a lot of money.
We actually got a letter from our utility company stating that we have been great at saving on our electricity. We are in the normal range now. So all our efforts are paying off. The very next day we got a letter though stating we will be automatically enrolled in the cost saver program in the summer. No choice anymore. You save money on your bill by using most of your electricity in the early morning or late evening. This will be interesting but I'm already planning on how to adjust on our part.
I made Elderberry syrup.
Bought a $5.00 Barnes and Noble gift card with my swag bucks. I now have two and would like two more before the grand kids spring break. This will be something for us to do one day while they are here.
I also bought a $10 Walmart card for $5.00 with my rewards at AARP. It was a daily deal.
I finished stenciling the pantry. I'm in love with the end result! My review will be this week!
My goals for this week:
We had the flu make it's rounds this week so I didn't get as much accomplished. I still need to winter sow the last of the jugs.
Start sewing the princess dress for granddaughter (Elisa). She says she needs it now. She went with me to the fabric store and we picked out the dress in the pattern book. She was so excited.
What are the ways you've saved this past week?