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This is kind of a new start for me and I would like to start here first of i guess most of you know we lost our home, income, car and property all at one time it was a nightmare. ...but I am not back peddling there.. it is the past and done.
I prayed for a simpler life I have it...
Hubby is not abusing pain pills as of now. His meds are working well. His shoulder is hurting.
lots less stuff to take care of.
more me time..
more time to take care of my physical and mental health.
my family is at healthier place.
I am worried for son who is moving to new york. He is transferring to walmart.but he is 26 years old. And I am too poor to help me.
my major goals this summer are:
Get new g lasses. Done
new crib done
new used car. Done
a new mactress and boxspring saving 1000 by labor day.
stockpile. Food and hba. Pet s upplies
car insurance paid for the year
I am starting to get anxiety over how much we need
our home is depressing it needs more work than we can ever afford to put in it. The rugs are tore and I do not know why I have fell face first on the floor..I think the good Lord is watching over me. It is very bad shape the whole house.
I have always been frugal but never had to budget so i am now learning the enelope system. And have savings. Not much but we are finally saving.. trying to get used to intermittent money is dufficult....
but for we have been through I am happy and at peace.
this is my journey I hope to be in my own place next year. I do appreciate my brother but we all need our own space.
Bye for now
 

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sounds like you are trying a fresh start!! Sometimes the hardest things are worth the most. sounds like your future has hope! Thinking of you.
 

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Spent 160 on groceries... 130 was pantry stockpile.. Paige baby shower. 20 was meat. 10 was birthday cookie for my brother.... should have baked a cake... frugal flop.. better luck next time...
this weekend I willn post how I do with the envelope system
 

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Set my envelope system up there is categories we spend money.? Some envelopes. Did not have money... what I have I left I will put I to appropriate catoegories. This week is hair for me cleaning, and food...gas and cigs
100 in sa v ing t o ward new bed.
7 dollars I n savings.
Next week car insurance. The left over cash will be moved over to pets. And savings for Christmas. ....
tomorrow is grocery day
170 budget. 4 omac chicken rice and broccoli, sticky chicken, black bean burgers and a taco pasta....
I have a save 5 dollars on 30.... this will go towards stockpile for winter.
will tell u tomorrow how everything goes
 

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The enelope system worked . I forgot to budget lunch and I stopped at a yard sale picked 180 price o the items total from khols for 10 they are all snow man kitchen items and a snowman.so I got a deal but was not budgeted for... spent 4.50 on baby items.......... and 11 on lunch all not budgeted.
my grocery bill was only 150 so I was 20 under budget.
Wally was out of surf and Cascad... came home witb 50 left to put for surf, Cascade , And Pets Next week
I Would have had cash left for personal use. I went yard saling. Pretty stuff but not I the budget this weeyard sales are my kryptonite.


Ugh.
 

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No cash this week.. hard living on sporadic income. Will have enough to pay car insurance... and not touch savings..
Needs only now
saving
stockpile
car insurance
mattress and boxspring.
we will do what we can
 

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Hi there my cyber friend so glad to see you back home with us..

I have a suggestion that might help you save a little bit more money have you ever made your own dishwashing soap and laundry detergent?

I've made my own laundry detergent that literally cost less than $2.00 a year plus I used vinegar for the rinse to save even more money.. I haven't tried making the dishwasher tabs yet so I can't how much the cost is there.. but I'm sure it would also cost pennies compared to store bought.

Like I said just a suggestion for you.
 

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I have made my own washing detergent before. I did not clean my husband work clothes well........ but will post your recipe for it I already use vinegar for most things...?.
 

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Saving for my needs we are saving for one item at a time... this year mattress and box. Next year dining room sunite used, leather sectional small size. So no shampooing.
When Hubs was heavy medication he urinated in his sleep a ND destroyed our bed I can cleaned it but time for new. Already bought waterproof pad.
someone stole our dining roo m suite when we moved thought it was in basement was not. T h ought I gave it away but at last moment changel my mind. The person who stole this off v of me is no longer in our life.
I threw away my brothers living room suite it was nasty and I gave him mine...... will not go back on that.. he sleeps on it he refuses to sleep in his new bed...... he is much cleaner than before.. but still not clean enough.
so I have
my dresser and chest. Nightstand to match
another chest
2 China cabinets
1 blanket chest
1 vanity
a bamboo rocking chair
1 cherry coffee table
Deep freezer
dishwasher
So I am starting over again

Have to have those things in a home thinking of putting a few things Facebook but I have already lost so much..... Hubby made the blanket chest and it has water mark.... I would like to use the dark cabinet bottom as tv stand. Oh I have a tv.....
I am truly pondering it........
then I worry about my brother he will starve to death if we move. . And I will move for my mental health
 

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My goal a few years ago was to simplify my life. .... Uhm. We are not into the rat race our life is pretty uncomplicated. Lots less stuff. Going to have to get rid of more. Too much stuff. In boxes all packed away. Have not seen it for almost 2 years. Most b of this is my most important treasures so it will be hard...
 

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If you plan to move in another year or so, could you keep those treasures until then? Having them boxed for a little longer isn't so bad. You could decide once you move if you want truly want to let them go or if you have room for them in your new space. Just a thought...
 

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Hubs said no way I was selling my stuff. He was upset I even mentioned it... a new full size bed may come my way. ....my brother bought him one and will not sleep on it. He sleeps on the sofa and has for years. His room is mommy's and except clothes it has stayed exactly the same.. he said he will never sleep in there...so he is giving it to me...I am giving g him my sectional..

So now
used table and chairs
lr furniture
Money for deposits and u haul....

Very nice of my brother
need 2 sets of full size sheets..... reminder to self
 

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Well we ended up with a full size . I put new sheets it... we are rough on sheets with no air. I think k I will get a couple sets.
hope we don't fall out of it.. the dogs look so sad because it is too high for them to get into.

my tart warmer quit.. have to get a new one. I am very sensitive to smells which is why I wash my floors in bleach everyday.

This house is old and musty the windows haven't been opened in years...

Lots of bad stuff happened here not 1 happy memory in this house..it is sad...I would like to tare it down...

Ferns are pretty, I have 2 pink roses on what I thought was a dead bush.

Next weekend going budget for grill , meat and charcoal. And smores..Paige has been asking for griled chicken and baked potatoes salad and smores.
 

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I think I'd find a way to get those windows open and get some fresh air in the place. My ILs never opened their windows either and it never made any sense to me.
 

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It would be worth looking into, IMO. If it doesn't matter how it looks, you could tack screening to the window frame outside with a staple gun. It would be a lot more pleasant at night if the house could cool down. To me that's a health issue when you don't have AC.
 
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