These are the things we have done frugally over the past couple of weeks.
I purchased a train ticket using the senior discount which saved me about $ 8.00.
I ate a good breakfast before going to the train and took some snacks with me for the long trip. I wanted to avoid the cafe car and stay socially distanced. This also saved me money.
My son and granddaughter picked me up at the train station which saved the cost of a taxi.
Since it is difficult to travel alone on a train with luggage, I shipped all of my clothing and items that I needed for my stay via UPS. Using my AAA discount it only cost me about $16.00 for a very heavy box.
While I am visiting with family, Hubby is getting a lot of things done at home.
My son and grandson visited him. He cooked them breakfast even though my son offered to pick something up.
Hubby and my son emptied the freezer and moved it so that Hubby could lay the last few carpet tiles under it. I am told that everything that was on top is now on the bottom of the freezer. That will be a project for me when I get home.
Hubby steam cleaned the master bathroom shower and did some regrouting of tile. He has also recaulked the vanity and sinks. He also steam cleaned the guest bathroom.
Today he is planning on steam cleaning all of our hardwood floors.
I should go away more often!!!! He is doing so many things to keep himself busy.
Before I left town, These are the things we did frugally.
We cooked all of our meals from scratch. We had lamb chops, sea scallops, filet mignon on the grill, taco salads, spaghetti and meatballs, breakfast for dinner, chicken fajitas, salmon and haddock. Most meals were served with a vegetable or salad.
We cut chives from our garden for the scallop dish and to put in breakfast eggs.
I hung almost all of our clothes to dry.
We had not had to water our lawn much until just before I traveled. This will decrease our water bill.
I cut some lilacs from the bushes to enjoy on our dinner table.
Our cherry tree was giving us cherries to freeze for pies.
I collected shower water while it was warming up to water our hanging baskets.
We were running ceiling fans on the upper 70 degree days instead of the air conditioning.
When I go home my granddaughter is coming home with me so that she can visit with us and see Hubby for a week or so. It had been a long 7 months that we had not visited with her. Being with her for a week now has been PRICELESS!
I will be going home on this Saturday. Family will be driving us home.
I know that it has been hit and miss here during the last couple of months because, of circumstances. But after my granddaughter goes home, my posts will be more regular.
Until then, I will try to fit a post or two in.
Let me know in comments what you have been doing frugally.