We sold our car! We are now officially a one-car family again. We were very blessed to sell it for just $500 less than what we paid for our new van, so it was like buying a new car for $500.
Because we waited to register our van until after we sold our car (we had 30 days, and the car sold in 2 weeks), the DMV gave us the credit from registering our old car to our “new” van, which saved us $102.
We went to switch the license plates over to the new van (thinking it would save us money), and we found out that they actually charge $6 to switch plates, or $1 for new plates, so we went with new plates.
I bought no groceries this week.
I made hair detangler this week.
I went to the nursery this week to get tomato plants. Our last frost date was the 15th. I went on the 13th and was there in the morning as they unloaded the first tomatoes and other vegetables off of the truck. I bought 12 tomato plants; one had 2 plants in it, and the one large plant I bought had 4 plants in it. I carefully separated the plants when I took them out of the pots and I planted all of them in the garden. The nights are still cool (low 40’s) so I have covered most of them with quart-sized mason jars, to see if it helps them to grow larger like it has for the lettuce. I can see that for tomatoes, it would be better to have large garden cloches or larger jars, so as to allow them to get much taller before they have to be uncovered (because they’re reached the top of the jars).
I continued to feed the baby lots of things from our table. She loves broccoli, pasta, butternut squash soup, and peas.
I tried a candy recipe for what I had hoped would make a great filling for chocolates. It turned out just like taffy (and after reading the taffy recipe a few pages further, I found out out that it was almost exactly the same). To quickly salvage it, I called the children in for an impromptu taffy pull!
What did you do to save money this last week?