My Frugal List: Week of June 3, 2018
We ended last week on a bad note. Our septic tank had some issues. We had to readjust the budget for the month by almost $1000. We do have the money in our emergency fund but I would prefer not to use it. We did get some water in the basement because of it so I decided to bleach the area. That turned into me going through the whole side of the cellar. I pulled apart the food storage, which took most of the week. It needed to be cleaned anyway. I like to go through everything in it twice a year. It helps prevent food waste.
We added some shelves that we were given by a neighbor. There is now more room which is good as I am trying to build it up to 6 months worth.
Hubby had 4 wisdom teeth pulled so we have been taking good care of him. Some items were bought special for him. We are waiting to see how much we will owe. We do have good coverage so it shouldn't be much. The office had a basket of free samples so I took some. They also gave me a pen.
YD finished classes this week. She has a week and a half of finals to get through. Then it will be summer. I cannot wait. We do have some colleges to look at this summer which should be fun.
Lip went home to his mom. He is such a good boy. I'm sure it won't be long before YD steals him again. He loves hanging out on the hammock with me. He is a very silly dog.
YD, her friend and I went to the Vanderbilt mansion, museum and planetarium.The passes were free thanks to our local library. We brought a picnic lunch with us and ate on the great lawn. You get one planetarium show with it so we went to see "The Stars". Always nice to throw some education into a day trip. We had the perfect weather, 75 degrees.
The grounds are amazing. There are gardens and pools everywhere. There are multiple buildings to explore. It was a wonderful day.
We did our usual cooking and bringing lunch to work and school. I cannot image how much we have saved over the years by doing this.
My son mowed and edged the yard. Who needs a gardener when you have a 19 year old son who lives at home.
I did laundry on the short cycle and hung everything outside.
Hubby and I went on a lunch date to Panera. We used bonus gift cards and our son's discount so it was free!
My daughter needed to bring something to one of her classes on the last day so she made cupcakes.
Hubby was offered 2 tickets to a Billy Joel concert this summer. I am so excited!
I got 100 free listings on eBay so I have been listing so much stuff. In the last 2 days I have listed 40 items. Several already have bids.
My son keeps bringing home treats from work.
Did our usual stuff: washed baggies, paid bills online, avoided food waste, shopped sales and used Ibotta.
What did you do this week to save money? Did you have a good week or a not so good week?