|BAAACK from Vacation
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Yes, I took a vacation from my blog here - Thriftyfun was donating $5 to the Red Cross for each tip submitted - so I just sat around & wrote tips for them as a way to do my bit.
THEN one very nice post was EATEN by the computer somehow - UGH.
But here I am again - with tales of our frugal & broke summer. I scavenged things from all the move-out items at the end of the month at the apartment complex near our boat slip - Whew! Packing materials for my buddies with the eBay store - figurines to put in the garden (free, so if they disappear it's no great loss....) Lots of nail polish for my craft projects (I already have used the BLUE on a metallic barrette) - Little boxes for my assemblage project - a wastepaper basket - a set of nice Glenlivet glasses - some bowls for the boat - & some things which I will give to my brother for Xmas - There was also a box of dishwasher detergent & some liquid soap - Hubby made fun of me - but why not take dishwasher soap?
It looked like a lot - but it's not, really - It's nice that there is a tradition of a sorts of leaving unwanted items in the clubhouse for everyone to take. If you are not going to drop it all off at a thrift shop, why not? It seems such a waste to just toss perfectly good stuff! I rescued a large tropical house plant, which is now recovering in the garden. THAT riled me - why put that in the garbage? I get into plant rescue to add to my plants inside & outside the house - and root succulents - which is just a matter of sticking a piece in some SOIL.
We are probably going to participate in the Boater's Swap Meet in 2 weeks & my buddy is going to go to the swap/craft faire at Hollywood High School. A place to sell extra vintage clothes. (Have to mend some of it.)
The set up at the boat works out well for us - as there are not really any extra costs & we can go & hang out by the water in our sailboat which is our little cottage by the sea - all on the cheap!
Even working some as an actress - which helps, as we are living on unemployment for the time being - Every little bit contributes to the exchequer!
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