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    wednesday:

    no go anywhere..no spend...

    all meals at home...

    signed up for more survey sites (as if 34 weren't enough already)

    made a new italian recipe for dh that required 30 mins in the oven so we mixed up a batch of brownies to go in too....now the oven door is open heating up the house.....

    cold quiet day at home.... here comes our winter storm on top of the sub-zero temps....

    “After the last tree has been cut down, after the last river has been poisoned, after the last fish has been caught.
    Only then will you find that money can't be eaten.”

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    -lights off until dark-
    -took leftovers to work for lunch-
    -no tv on-
    -heat turned down while we were at work-
    -no spending-

    Cat
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    No storm heading our way thank goodness. Stay warm SS!

    Today I

    Ran errands in a loop to save gas
    Recycled
    Limited electricity
    Used coupons
    All lights off until AFTER dark....new rule!
    Will be washing a load of clothes in cold with hm detergent
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    Well I have been:
    ~Washing clothes in cold water and hanging most of them to dry, not socks, underwear, towels.
    ~Went to the store and bought generic Mucinex DM for my son, he has a bad cold. We try not to use a lot of cold medicines.
    ~Cooked dinner from the freezer and leftovers.
    ~Took all drinks, snacks, and lunches to work.
    ~My husband bought me a new scrabble game! Ours is from when he was younger and some tiles are missing.
    ~Heating the house with wood but still have our heat set. It is amazing how this cold snap makes such a difference. Our heat will come on over night, my son is sick. We don't want him getting chilled.
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    ~meals at home, extra for leftovers
    ~no laundry today
    ~ permanent coffee filter
    ~didn't buy soda at store
    ~using less sugar in my coffee


    June grocery challenge $114.99/$400
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    DH bought pizza on the way home from work. It's $5.50. It's a good price, but I try to do more frugal meals at home.
    Walked DD to awana.
    DH didn't have to go out for his Wednesday games. His brother and 2 friends came over instead to play.
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    Can I join too? I've kind of popped in and out before, but if I remember, would like to post more here.
    What I've done the last few days:
    ~washed clothes mostly in cold water, hung most to dry in house
    ~collected free eggs from chickens
    ~sold some eggs to a friend from church
    ~only bought $37 worth of groceries
    ~made a big pot of chicken-and-dumplings with some pasta also thrown in (we ate from these two days and the dogs got some too!)
    ~all of us got stainless steel water bottles from my parents for Christmas so I've been sending them filled with filtered water for the kids' lunches instead of juice boxes
    ~going to buy them lunch today (not as frugal as making them like I usually do, but I have a coupon for one place that they like with some money off and I also have a coupon for a free kids' meal at another place that they like)
    ~sent homemade muffins for school snack
    ~ate all leftovers not just the chicken and dumplings
    ~ate free chili from parents
    ~will use free bisquets sent from parents in a bacon bisquet breakfast for the kids in the morning
    ~knitted on a scarf, watched a movie with kids, read a borrowed book, exercised with my WiiFit Plus for entertainment
    ~had free snacks and drinks at Bible Study group
    That's all I can think of now.
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    Today I ...

    - didn't go anywhere, spend any money, use any gas
    - recycled
    - limited electricity
    - ate from stockpile and leftovers

    Just resting all day...feeling yucky.
    April No Spend Days - 9 /22
    2014 No Eat Out Days - 102 /365
    2014 April Gas Challenge - $35 / $80
    April Keep Fit - 300 min / 900 min

    2014 - 52 Week Saving Challenge - 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52

    Give God your problems and he will give you His peace.
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    ~turned heat down
    ~no laundry
    ~lights and tv off
    ~meals from home
    ~ reusable coffee filter
    ~organizing coupons


    June grocery challenge $114.99/$400
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    Today I:
    Washed in cold/hm detergent/line drying
    Reused coffee filter
    Coffee in thermos
    eating from LOs and stockpile
    collected free eggs
    heating with free wood
    limited power
    tv off
    no spend/no travel/no emissions
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    Get better soon deb
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    -no lights on unil dark-
    -heat turned down while we were at work-
    -no spending-
    -eating from stockpile-

    Cat
    "For if I have my faith, I can rise up and say, I still have it all." HisSong
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    Spent no money
    Only necessary electric
    Heat off..oven was on so not to bad in here
    Everything unplugged possible including coffee pot when done
    No unnecessary water ran..well water..pump
    Walmart bags for trash..don't buy bags
    Microwave used for heating up vs stovetop
    Heat was on for about 1/2 hour this morning to warm up house
    Permanent coffee filter
    Coffee pot unplugged when done
    Added water this morning to the coffee grounds for couple more cups.
    Maybe laundry/dryer load after 9
    Will use cold water if I do
    Using box old dryer sheets I found under something. Use twice
    Supper from stockpile/freezer
    Printed out some coupons that I think Publix will have BOGO soon
    Did a few clicks for pay as SS calls them. Have surveys to do if I'd get to it.
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    thursday:

    stayed home all day...no driving...spending...

    did surveys/ctp's it seems like all day long...they just kept coming..(but hey...i am NOT complaining...)...lol

    all meals from home...

    everything else the same as always....

    “After the last tree has been cut down, after the last river has been poisoned, after the last fish has been caught.
    Only then will you find that money can't be eaten.”

    ~ Cree Indian Prophecy









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    Thursday...

    ~ didn't go anywhere or spend any money,
    ~ did laundry adjusting temperature and water levels, hang drying.
    ~ worked out to an exercise DVD at home instead of going to the gym,
    ~ leftovers for lunch,
    ~ made supper from scratch,
    ~ leftovers for snack,
    ~ finishing projects for my entertainment today,
    ~ also playing on-line.
    ~ trying to keep computer and lights turned off when not in use. Also TV and power bar for it's equipment.

    That's all I can think of right now. Going to read some before DH gets home and distracts me.
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