My Frugal List: Week of September 24, 2018
My oldest daughter and her boyfriend came home for a long weekend. They arrived Thursday afternoon and we were busy until they left on Sunday. OD was in the wedding of one of her best friends. They have been friends since they were 6 years old. Hubby and I were also invited to the wedding. It was a beautiful wedding and I can admit I cried. They decorated everything with sunflowers. I even got to bring some home. It was by the water and it was a perfect day. The ceremony was outside. It was 70 and sunny. We couldn't of had a better day for it.
Unfortunately, I started to get sick on Wednesday. I have a bad cold and sore throat which now has a cough added. Several people at work have been sick and I was doing everything I could to avoid it but that didn't happen. Also, we had a fire alarm at work go off on Tuesday and we got to spend 40 minutes outside in the rain. I'm sure that didn't help. Thankfully there wasn't a fire but there was a ton of smoke in the kitchen so fire trucks were dispatched. Everything worked out fine so I am looking at it as a good practice in case there ever is a real fire.
On Friday, Hubby, OD, BF and I were supposed to go out east apple picking and to a few hard cider/breweries. I was supposed to be the DD since I don't drink. Hubby took one for the team and became the DD since I was not feeling well and didn't go. They sent lots of pictures and had fun. They brought home a bunch of apples but I sent OD home with most of them. YD, my son and I will get to go apple picking soon. They did pack a cooler for lunch.
Friday night was the rehearsal dinner for the wedding. Hubby drove OD and BF and also picked them up. It saved them about $40 in Uber costs. Saturday morning I drove OD over to the bride's mom's house where all all of the ladies were getting ready. BF hung out with us all day and then we went together to the wedding in one car. Sunday morning, we had breakfast, I packed them sandwiches and they were off.
We did get pizza and bagels when they were here. If you are from NY you understand. They are the 2 foods OD misses most. We don't do it often and I did budget for it.
The garden is slowing down. We are enjoying every last vegetable we get. I have been using them in cooking all week. I sent OD home with some too. She also took some pickles and corn cob jelly.
I have been drying seeds to use next year. I have been drying more herbs to use over the winter.
Lots of leftovers were brought home this week. YD brought home more pizza left over from the float build. My son brought home goodies from work.
YD had homecoming and the parade on Saturday which was the same day and time as the wedding. I was sorry to miss it but several people took pictures and videos for us. The floats were all great and the Seniors won! YD is so proud. They worked really hard on it.
We had a energy audit done on the house at the beginning of the week. We will get the report this week. It is free to do once a year.
It was a busy week with some illness thrown in but we got everything done. We did our day to day things to stay frugal as always. They are such a part of our lives that I don't even think about them most of the time. Meals were cooked at home except the food mentioned above. Lunches were brought to work and school. Bills were paid online. Laundry was hung up.
What did you do this week?