Every Day

Money Saving The Past Few Days

Over the weekend my wonderful neighbor spent hours raking and mowing our lawn. We are very grateful to him for doing that. It hadn’t been mowed in two weeks plus most of our trees had lost their leaves. Believe me when I say it wasn’t an easy job. He saved us from hiring someone. We did give him a gift afterward.

We have always loved Halloween trick or treating. But we did not participate this year because I was leery of Hubby or I picking up any kind of virus from the kids. That would be the last thing Hubby needs right now. However our neighborhood did have a parade with all the kids in their costumes on Sunday. They were led by a state trooper car with it’s lights on and the siren letting everyone knowing they were coming as they entered each different street. Hubby and I sat outside waving to the kids as they went by. We were so surprised at how many little ones there were. We loved seeing their costumes.

The new snow plow driver came to pick up the money for our winter plowing. He told us he will be back soon to put the reflectors on the sides of the driveway where he wants them. He wanted to wait until after Halloween because it seems kids have a tendency to take them. He seems very nice and I am sure he will be reliable. However, my son when he comes for Thanksgiving will tune up the snowblower just in case and teach me how to use it even if I just end up using it to do the sidewalk. I am grateful for that.

Our dinner meals this past weekend were Keto chicken parmigian for two nights with green beans. Each meal was 1/2 of a chicken breast, mozzarella cheese, and Rao’s sauce and 4 whole green beans. Breakfast was ham and eggs and a sausage patty and eggs. Everything was eaten at home.

Of course, our entertainment was the Buffalo Bills game which they won. Go BILLS!

Other than those things, it was a quiet weekend.

Yesterday was Hubby’s follow up appointment post hospital with our cardiologist. He took his time explaining and covering everything and answering all of our questions. He also did not like some of drugs that they prescribed at the hospital so he changed those to give Hubby the best drugs for his condition. I spent part of the afternoon waiting for those to be filled and bringing them home. He also gave Hubby instructions on how to judge how much exertion he can do. The drugs were not cheap( $135.) but that is why we save money.

I have been looking for a good warm sweater for a while now. The one I had was from before I lost weight and is 3 sizes too big. But the prices were too high until I saw this one:

I loved them and purchased a navy one. Not only were they reduced by 13% but by going through her link I got an extra 25% off. I also got free shipping without being an Amazon Prime customer. So my $39.99 sweater ended up costing me $29.99+tax. I think this deal may still be working if someone needs a sweater.

Other than these few things, we did the usual: heat lowered, cold water washes, cooking using the cheapest appliance energy wise, lights off in the daytime, etc.

Did you save money these past 3 days?

Every Day

Cost Cutting Friday

There was not much cost cutting yesterday because my back was giving me trouble. So I took it easy in the house. Hubby did make us some chicken salad for dinner.

Today is going to be an organizing and picking up day. My house has gotten out of control with my back issues. So I am going to get some things done that need it, like cleaning up our pantries and making sure the expiration dates are being rotated properly.

I am going to pick the 2nd chicken carcass clean and freeze the meat. I freeze the carcasses and any chicken bones that I get to make a big pot of broth for chicken soup when I get enough. So I will be making that soon. It is finally soup weather here. We had a freeze two nights ago and last night it again got down to 30.

This morning I transferred our winter coats to our coat closet and packed the spring and summer ones up. I also put the hats and gloves in the container in the closet so they are at the ready. Our master bedroom is large enough that we don’t have to pack up any summer or winter clothes. With all the purging we did after we lost weight, there is room for both in there.

Hubby thinks he found a pair of shoes at Zappos for $59.99. Has anyone ever purchased from them or had to return anything? I would love to know your experiences before I order.

I got $ 15.00 in rebates in the mail today!

That’s it for today! More organizing and cleaning than anything.

Did you do anything to cut costs today?