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  1. Week 2 of the Renovation

    by , 09-10-2014 at 07:57 PM (Creative Call)
    We discovered we should not be using the garden hose to fill the water jug. So we went out and picked up an RV water hose from Walmart for $12 CAD to do the job. Other than that, the system works great.

    Hubby is reacting to all the dust and fumes from the renovation. This could get interesting. We will be airing things out as best we can every night. Hopefully it will not get too cold.

    The freezer meals are holding up. Hubby and the boarder have lots to choose ...
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  2. 5 lbs for $1.88

    by , 09-08-2014 at 11:18 AM
    Well, the sales I wait for are here. Five pound bags of carrots, onions and beets are on sale for $1.88. Along with ten pound bags of potatoes. This is when I stock up and spend an afternoon peeling, slicing, and blanching Thanks to the farmers market, I've already loaded up on kale and beets, and my freezer is starting to fill up for the winter months. There's something about looking in at all those little baggies and containers that just makes my frugal heart sing! lol
    I wish I were ...

    Updated 09-08-2014 at 07:53 PM by cspp04

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  3. Getting my Frugalness back - I lost it again

    by , 09-08-2014 at 10:12 AM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    I have no good excuses for my unnecessary spending this summer. DH and I seem to rationalize our poor spending choices with overtime pay I earn or extra respite hours with homecare clients we pick up. I have nothing tangible to show for the unnecessary spending and we could have put that extra money towards the emergency fund and debt repayment. Most of the wasted spending has been during our summer travels. Eating out, junk food and soda, gasoline, entertainment costs. Don't get me wrong, I've ...
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  4. Renovation Started!

    by , 09-06-2014 at 04:56 PM (Creative Call)
    It started this past week. Tuesday the contractor arrived with help and started ripping out the kitchen. It took two days. Then the electricians came. They were supposed to take one day. They were here for two and will be here for two days next week...at least. They found active knob and tube wiring throughout the house. Code says they have to remove it. Uhoh. Our renovation budget just exploded. Electricians do not come cheap.

    We picked the paint colour for the kitchen walls ...
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  5. Finished Mega Cooking

    by , 08-30-2014 at 06:46 PM (Creative Call)
    I finished my mega-cooking for the month of September in preparation for the renovation. Hubby thought he would not have to do any dishes all month. I had to enlighten him that there would be plastic storage containers and pots from side dishes that needed doing. And that we would need a bucket to put in the basement sink to wash dishes. The basement sink is disgusting. It is a cheap one and will no longer come clean.

    So...the meals made?

    • Spagheti Sauce (2 meals,
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