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  1. Is it Fall Already?

    by , 08-14-2013 at 07:14 PM (Creative Call)
    The leaves are already turning yellow on some of the trees across the alley! I feel cheated out of summer. I have been very busy.

    The last couple of days I canned 32 cups of sugar-free applesauce (with stevia). I also finished hooking 5 rugs for sale, and have another 4 almost ready to go. I received a cheque for the ones that sold. That feels good.

    I am gearing up for a big sale this fall. I was given 'heads up' notice one of the shops I sell my rugs at will ...
  2. Full-Time RV Living

    by , 08-13-2013 at 11:23 PM
    I've decided recently that this is the direction that I am going to go in.

    I don't feel the need to have an actual roof over my head in the traditional sense. I still work full-time and plan to do so for quite awhile, but I believe that this is a viable way to not just save money but to have more to give to others that have far more need than I do.

    I know the RV that I will get... a Roadtrek SS Agility with the Mercedes chassis. Its small, but I dont want anything ...
  3. Need to get the Debt snowball rolling again.

    by , 08-13-2013 at 08:32 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Auto withdrawal today of $235 for 2nd car loan payment. We only put $10 extra towards this loan at this time.
    The snowball payment on 1st car loan payment was put on hold last month due to DD school loan payments starting. Plan to get back on track with that next month when I adjust a few budget numbers. My DH spends more in the summer due to his golfing outings. It is what makes him happy. He has been on board with faster debt repayment but he is just not as determined/obsessed about ...
  4. Spend day. Again.

    by , 08-12-2013 at 05:29 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Insanity- doing the same things over and over and expecting a different outcome. Albert Einstein.

    Spent again when I told myself I would wait until the next payday.
    Had day off of work. Talked DH into coming with me grocery shopping. I wanted to get some healthy food in the house. We have been eating way too much pasta and meat, and too little fruits and vegetables. We decided to do it all at Aldies to save on gas running from store to store. Spent $80.xx , majority of ...
  5. Gratitude

    by , 08-11-2013 at 10:25 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Most of the staff I work with have had their hours cut, from management to ancillary staff. I have been very fortunate not to have my hours cut yet. Our census has been low for several weeks, I have enough work to keep me busy the entire 8 hour shift. We no longer have a unit clerk or med techs to help us as in the past. I am grateful to have a stable position at my job.
    $100 put towards debt. Probably should have waited until next payday, but it will keep me from spending unnecessarily ...