|Frugality & a Money Diet
Monday, July 23, 2012
Teachers do'nt make oodles of money - but they DO have long summer vacations a la Europe & so we have been spending what a friend calls our "endless summer vacation" on the boat - a few days on & then back for doctor's appointments and so on & then back -
Hubby has been maintaining the boat - the frugal way - he managed, after a year, to fix up our roller reefing (an automatic way the from sail gets wrappd up in the front) - just by asking a lot of questions - & finally finding the right answer - saving us lots of money -
He also managed to fix a broken pin in our outboard engine - now I know that taking that simple repair to a mechanic would have cost us $100 or more - & hubby did it for less than $20!! I was so proud of him!
He also had had the rigging checked by a rigger whom we just ended up tipping for a beer - & hubby repainted the deck of the boat, too.
He even took some extra stainless steel boat parts into a resale store & got $100 for them!
At the same time, I went on a money diet - spending tiny bits of money at my thrift shops - when on SALE - & irresistible - but for the most part avoiding temptation. All my summer clothes had been bought & hubby had found a cache of tshirts in storage - so I am OK there - there are always other thins to BUY - copays on new glasses, etc.& maybe more work on the car -
But we will skate through until hubby gets paid as of 8/15 - an accomplishment after not having been paid for a whole MONTH.
Although I did pick up some yarn - as I have to start making Xmas presents...a few bucks....
So that's how we are being frugal this month. We could do it all the time if we had to - but it's not necessary - life is to be enjoyed, after all, no?
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