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    *heat still down to 68*
    *DH took lunch to work
    *cut DS's hair = $15 saved
    *washed laundry in cold water
    *collected 5 eggs from hens
    *leftover turkey for dinner tonight
    *added more change to the jar
    *added $20 to the EF


    DH also found someone that wants to trade our excess eggs for some hay for the chickens.The girls are very happy about that! It's a win - win situation. We always have way too many eggs and the girls need warm hay for the winter.
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    -reused a towel this morning for my shower
    -brought leftovers for lunch
    -ran across the street to the grocery store on my lunch so I don't have to make a special trip out later
    -no laundry done yesterday!
    -making dinner at home
    -heat turned down
    -lights off when not in the room
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    *Rewore same pair of pants from yesterday
    *Lunch was a "fake tuna casserole" I made to use up leftover brown rice
    *Took coffee to work
    *Applied for a new job that pays more

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    ~ leftovers for lunch.

    ~ spent the afternoon concentrating on my mending and sewing. Managed to fix two pillows. I had three, but one was hard as rock. So I pulled it out (it was a commercial one originally) and put the cover (which I had made) on the one that needed to be recovered. The third pillow was a cross stitched Bengal tiger by DD#2. Some of the whiskers had come undone. So I fixed it.

    ~ Also fixed my dad's old teddy bear.

    ~ And made a bag to hang from a hanger that holds wrapping paper. I modeled it after a suit bag and used denim and zipper that were given to me.

    ~ I've been knitting that scarf. Yes, soon it will be done!

    ~ I watched Great Courses lectures on the Louvre while doing that.

    ~ hm banana loaf for snack (leftovers from last night).

    ~ updating blog and making notes on what to post next.

    ~ talking to pastor about plans for contributing to the world at large this year. Will see what actually pans out. We're talking about taking a simple $40 and seeing how much we can grow it for the Lord's work this year.

    Tonight I am making supper at home. We also have a contractor coming to discuss our house situation. Should be interesting...

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    Turned lights off when not in room.
    Ate leftovers for supper.
    No spend day.
    Stayed home all day so no gas used.
    Turned gas logs off early...used a throw when we got chilly instead.
    No snacking throughout the day...the kids didn't even snack.

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    Didn't go anywhere of use any gas
    Leftovers for lunch
    Powerstrips off all day
    Knitted from the stash to make gifts
    Used HM cleaners today
    Heat at 64 and using afghans on the couch
    Drank water all day instead of pop or juice
    Made some rags out of old tshirts so paper towels don't need to be used
    Read library book
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    ~Wearing clothing more than once to save on laundry fees
    ~Heat lowered when not at home
    ~Bought lunch at grocery store instead of pizza place...a little cheaper....
    ~Put all tip money towards bills
    ~Cashed in rolled change and put towards our mini summer vaca to Yankee Stadium
    ~Used watered down dish detergent for dishes.
    ~Read library book
    ~Used all up small bits of yarn in dishcloths
    ~Ate leftovers for dinner
    ~Using free samples recieved in the mail
    ~Turning off lights when not in use
    ~Going to turn off heat when I go to bed


    Will start progressively working on more frugal ways from here on out. Have been slack about it since the beginning of the year....but now time to step it up!

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    ~Made coffee with DH's grounds
    ~Assembled chili in the crockpot from freezer ingredients
    ~made cornbread, an iced cake and cherry oatmeal bars from scratch
    ~leftover Parmesan noodles for lunch today
    ~continuing to run the quick cycle on the dishwasher, saving 30 minutes each time

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    hotprincesscm: Is it that warm in NY in the winter you can turn off the heat??? Be careful!

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    Hahaha...No it isn't....but I live in an upstairs apartment, and nothing will freeze....it also holds the warmth enough...where no one will get frost bit or hypothermia! LOL...I turn it back on first thing when I get up in the morning, so the morning shower isn't so painful. Then I turn it back off for the day while at work, and when I get home at night I turn it back on to warm the house through before bed....when it's "real cold" I leave it on all night...but I think we should be alright tonight...not sure anything below 20...I leave it on...I'll check the forcast...we have a snow storm coming tonight...snow is a natural insulator as well...LOL...But thanks for the concern!

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    Aaaah! That explains it! My mother used to have a 3rd floor apartment in Edmonton, Alberta. In winter she would have the heat off and all the doors open, trying to cool it down enough so she could get to sleep! Seems everyone else below her was very cold and cranked their heat up. It trapped under the roof in her apartment.

    Isn't heat included in your rent though? It is here in Canada. Wouldn't make any difference what you set your thermostat at, you'd still have to pay the same as everyone else in a similar apartment.

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    Unfortunately my rent does NOT include the heat or anything else for that matter besides trash and water.....so It's all mine to pay. Thankfully not to expensive because I have a TINY apartment. But I would like to cut back on the bill as much as I can...I have been getting too carried away with cranking the heat up this winter.

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    ~I've been taking my lunch to work.
    ~My husband added the proper amount of insulation to our attic today and I can feel a difference in temperature in our house.
    ~Working on crafts for entertainment.

    I used to buy an expensive body oil (Nutrogena Rain Bath Oil) because my skin is so dry in winter. My mom told me about an inexpensive alternative that works better, Ultimate Herbal Oil. That stuff is awesome! It will save me a lot of money. My husband can use it on his dry scalp since he shaves his head frequently.

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    -no lights on until dark-
    -no tv until 6pm news-
    -washed a load of clothes in cold water-
    -heat down another 2 degrees tonight-
    -didn't go anywhere-
    -no eating out-
    -no spending-

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    I didn't spend any money and I made coffee at the office, instead of going to Starbuck's. Ate leftovers for meals.
    DH aka Mad Hen
    (http://mad-hen-creations.blogspot.com/)

    Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe

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