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    6/1

    *staying home
    *only money spent will be for dh's tobacco ($3)
    *keeping a/c off unless the heat gets unbearable
    *keeping lights off until needed
    *tracking expenses

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    6/1:
    Turned A/C up to 75.
    Not going out, so no money spent.
    No laundry today.
    Walked DS#2 to school so no gas used.
    Leftovers for lunch.
    Lights off in the house until you can't see in here anymore.
    Ceiling fans off in the rooms which aren't being used.
    TRYING to potty train DS#3 so we can stop buying diapers. Ugg, I don't think he will ever get it.

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    6/1
    ~lights out, blinds closed to keep the heat out.
    ~no heat, no a/c (using fans)
    ~sent kids & dh to school/work w/ home lunches
    ~meals from pantry/freezer
    ~walking to the local Dairy Festival, coming home for ice cream from our freezer
    ~3 loads of laundry in cold
    ~3 loads of laundry hung out to dry
    ~only full dishwasher load ran
    ~stayed home & cleaned all day
    ~no spend day

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    6/1

    ~laundry in cold
    ~hanging to dry
    ~going to rain, so no watering grass and flowers
    ~lights, a/c off
    ~meals from home
    ~using samples

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    - homemade pizza for dinner
    - dh took leftovers for lunch today
    - dh rode his bike to work today, no drive day for his car
    - washing ziploc baggies
    - hung a load of laundry
    - talked myself out of a puppy, not a breed that is good with kids
    - combined errands
    - it rained so I didn't have to water my garden
    - the grocery store was out of the 4 pack of danimals for $1, I asked the manager if I could purchase the 8 packs for $2 instead of the $3.79 price and he said yes
    - emailed a friend to make arrangements to stay with them on our way home from CO this summer, so no hotel stay on the way home
    - made scratch muffins and scratch bread and ate it for breakfast this morning and will have it again tomorrow
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    6/1
    ~ AC at 84
    ~ received free dinner from in-laws - the church is having a BBQ fundraiser and they dropped off pre-paid tickets for our dinner
    ~ had to drive into the city to pick up the dinners, so combined it with the trip I needed to make to the farmer's market
    ~ got fresh picked red potatoes at $.50/lb instead of $.75/lb because the woman was getting ready to close for the day
    ~ used cash at grocery store and pretty much stuck to the list - did pick up 2 packages of manager special meat
    ~ lights off
    ~ using wading pool water for garden - looks like rain this weekend!!!!
    ~ using cloth - diapers, napkins & towels
    ~ no laundry today - did not get to it and I will pay for that tomorrow

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    6/1
    All meals at home
    Used inside of chicken parts to bake and feed to dog
    Reusing water
    Draining bottles making sure to get last little bit out

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    - Made it the exact number of days I felt I should between fillups--no jackrabbit starts, no unnecessary trips.
    - Stopped at Aldi's and bought stuff that would have cost me more to buy at the regular store tomorrow. Did NOT buy anything else.
    - Keeping food in refrigerator rotated so that it gets eaten before it spoils.
    - Sold local area restaurant gift certificate that I won years ago to a coworker for face value: $25.

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    6/2
    I wasn't home much to do many things here. But we had a fun day out-and-about doing free things, except for lunch out

    ~ AC did not run today
    ~ took oldest dds to free Animal Planet Expo in town for fun
    ~ MIL watched the two youngest, no babysitter costs
    ~ Ate dinner at in-laws, brought home leftovers since they are leaving for their summer home this week
    ~ Did only one load of laundry, needed to do many more but wasn't home to do it
    ~ did not water garden as we are expecting the remains of T.S. Barry overnight with lots of rain - let me do my rain dance
    ~ DH and I went over our budget and made a list of what we need to save for and when. We have decided after a long discussion (several months) period to consolidate our cc debt. We have stopped using the cc's but the interest is terrible and we feel like we are not getting anywhere. Consolidation will save us over $150 a month in interest and we will actually pay off the debt faster.

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    6/2
    Cut open lotion bottle so I can get last little bit out
    Used free sample deodorant
    Used leftovers only for supper
    Recycle water
    Used free face wash

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    - Talked over finances with Husband.
    - Spent morning cooking with Daughter so we would have convenience items: baked two loaves of bread, assembled and froze breakfast burritos, made twice baked potatoes for lunch--double batch and froze the rest. Stuff is chopped and ready to go tomorrow to make ham and mozzarella pocket sandwiches.
    - Grocery shopped under budget for the week. (I transfered the savings to future weeks, though, in case I see good deals.) Only spent $1.99 on meat!!
    - Went to friends for dinner. Wasn't too proud to raise hand when she asked who wanted leftover lasagna.
    -Drove the hybrid all day to save gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeannee View Post
    6/2
    Cut open lotion bottle so I can get last little bit out
    Used free sample deodorant
    Used leftovers only for supper
    Recycle water
    Used free face wash
    You are too funny! I was banging mine out yesterday and my DH was shaking his head. After a while he took pity on me and cut it open. It's surprising how much is left???

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