Sorry for the long absence everyone. I had a slight problem with my heart over the winter months and now sport a brand new piece of equipment called a pacemaker. I feel much better now. However other areas in my life have suffered.
What are we up to these days?
We have embarked on a kitchen renovation. Contractor is signed up to come mid-August to start ripping things out. I am packing up dining room stuff to make room for kitchen stuff as it is our makeshift kitchen
Maui inspired me
Deep clean bathroom
Shampoo the bichon
watch required online education course
remove rotten pumpkin from yard
make appointment for cholesterol check
EXTRAS: for the week. one a day if I work , more if I have off.
Sweep the garage
purge my clothes for donation
Respite clients bed linen changed
mudroom cleaned/winter wear stored away
kitchen laminate cleaned
Quickly checking in to catch up on reading threads and posts. Also an update on debt repayment.
My dh changed our plans on how to spend our tax rebate. We were going to make an extra payment towards our home equity loan. Instead....He has been wanting to trade in his 2 door pontiac G6. It had 113,000 miles on it and was not practical for traveling with our day care clients. The back seat was useless. Most of us couldn't get in and out of it. After much discussion I agreed he could trade it
It has been a year since joining the Frugal Village forums and living a frugal lifestyle. I have learned a lot and developed many frugal habits. My husband has also changed his spending habits. Our debt has significantly been reduced in the past year by reducing our spending and using the savings to pay off debt. We continue to snowball payments. As of today we have just one loan left as we paid off another loan. I am grateful for the inspiration the members of this forum have given me. Thank you.
Since moving from a hotel(extended stay) and signing a year lease we are enjoying the additional space. Slowly getting organized just a few boxes each day. We had also used a lot of my stockpile but I am still working on it. I probably have 10 boxes of food. We are also continuing to use the vitamins and other household items. Shopping for a car hopefully we can find a great deal. Want to get one before we have to get one, just to take the pressure of hunting without a backup car. I am gearing