Link to MyFrugal Life Home Page My Frugal Life Blogs My Frugal Life Feedback My Frugal Life Photos My Frugal Life Posts My Frugal Life Blogs My Frugal Life Blogs
 User Login:  Username:    Password:      Forgot It? | Register
Blog: Living Cheap in Kansas

Back to the Curb

Thursday, June 10, 2010

There is an old saying that goes something like this:  "All things come to those who wait".  In 60 years of being financially challenged, I've learned that waiting often proves to be the most frugal way to obtain what you need.

We have decided to remove the old privacy fence and gates from the sides of our house and replace them with an open picket fence and attractive gates.  We will leave the rest of the fence around the back yard because the neighbors have attached their fences to it and most of the neighbors have dogs.

We had checked pricing for fence pickets (we are using the existing posts,  rails and hardware) and discovered that the about 10' of fence and two 40" gates would end up costing at least a couple hundred dollars.  We considered ripping the existing 6" pickets to 4", but decided to wait.

Well, yesterday evening we were on our way to the community garden (we have two plots) when we noticed that a house down the street had a huge pile of white picket fencing at the curb.  They had taken down the fence around their back yard and put it out for the trash.  Most of it was in good shape - just needs a fresh cost of paint.

We put 75 of the pickets in the van and now all I need to do is go to the Household Hazardous Recycling center for free paint.  Now if I can find somebody who is throwing out some perfectly good deck boards...

0 Comments | Post Feedback

Feedback:

Post Feedback:

You need to be a registered ThriftyFun user post feedback. If you are registered, login using the form at the top of this page. Click here to register.

Author:
AnnieM (Contact)
Olathe, Kansas USA
About Me:

I've been a cheapskate just about all my life. In doing so I've learned to do just about everything. I can sew, paint, hang wallpaper, install tile and flooring, pull and replace toilets, sinks, garbage disposals and faucets. Remove and replace ceiling fixtures and fans, replace outlets and switches, I've installed windows (both on houses and on computers!), I can rehab almost anything from furniture (repair, reupholster and refinish) to computers (I built my husband a good laptop using three broken ones that I got for free)! I've taken cheap to a whole new level!

Navigation:
Blog Home
RSS Feed
Photo Album

Categories:

Budget and Finance
Christmas
Computers
Food Tips and Info
Gardening
Green Living
Family
Pest Control
Pets
Recipes
Weddings for Less

Archive:

March 2011
December 2010
August 2010
June 2010
February 2010
January 2010
© 2019 MyFrugalLife.com - A ThriftyFun.com website!
Disclaimer: MyFrugalLife.com cannot accept any responsibility for any injury or damage that you may cause to yourself, others, or property when following any advice given on this site. MyFrugalLife.com has no control of how you may use information you get from this site and does not attest to the validity of any information found within. Much of this information comes from third parties (newsletter readers and other contributers). Use advice found in our newsletters and on our site with common sense and at your own risk. If you see something in our newsletters or on our site that you disagree with, please let us know. Our goal is print only valuable information and advice. If you find any information on MyFrugalLife.com or in our newsletters that is either erroneous and/or potentially harmful to others, please Contact Us, immediately.