Most of my accomplishments last week centered around helping the children with their schoolwork and chores. Nevertheless, I did manage to do some things to save money:
We played outside in the backyard.
As our humidity continued, I was able to collect 15-20 quarts of water a day from the runoff of the air conditioner. I used that water to water my potted fruit trees.
I picked peaches and cut grapes from the garden. I also harvested a few tomatoes, basil, oregano, and green onions this week. I cut some grapes leaves and Swiss chard and cooked them in soup. I had one cucumber in the garden this week, which I also cut and served to the family.
I gathered the pears that fell in the wind.
I cut sunflower heads full of seeds from the garden. These are Mammoth Sunflowers (I showed one last week) that re-seeded themselves this year. I have yet to plant the sunflower seeds that I bought this spring.
I combined errands to conserve gasoline.
I used internet coupons, used reusable shopping bags (for $0.05 credit each time), and stocked up on school supplies on sale.
I asked one local nursery to price match the other local nursery for the Katy Apricot tree for the front yard. They said, “Sure, why not?” I saved $10.11 before tax.
I returned unused irrigation items for the front yard, empty plant buckets, and dead plants to the other nursery for credit. I used the credit to replace dead plants, and to get more stakes for the front yard irrigation.
My husband attended his aunt’s funeral in California. He drove my father-in-law down there in my father-in-law’s car, and they came back the same day.
We checked out books and movies from the library.
We cut metal wire mesh that we already had to make trellises for the front yard.
I enjoyed a lovely sunset.
|Ivory loves the swinsuit that grandma bought for her.
The children splashed in my parents’ blow-up pool while it was filling.
What did you do to save money last week?
Psst: Tomorrow morning my post on chores is going up!