Monday, January 26, 2009

Hunkering down

So about 8pm the forecasted winter mix storm rolled in..its pouring buckets of sleet :) I'd get pics of it but the camera battery is charging. The weather is suppose to be like this for my whole "weekend" We have schools already cancelling so no one here has to get out of the house, which is a good thing.

I've been productive the last couple days. I hit the Organized Home and printed off checklists for pantry/larder inventory and freezer inventory. I am currently trying to track down a spending log that I like. We will be tracking our spending for next month. We also have planned out a dinner menu for the next week and did the shopping for it. It cost a bit more but a lot of the ingredients will last for more than one meal. I got the inventory sheets done for the pantry and the freezer...and while cleaning out the freezer I found a hidden gallon bag of corn on the cob, YAY!!

The seeds I tested have started coming up so we should be good for next year. I have to finish the list of stuff we are wanting for the next years that I dont have and then cross reference that with my homesteading and organic yahoo groups that have seed swaps.

I did buy something new today that we desperately needed...a vacuum. Its bagless and large enough to handle an actual house...my last one was basically for a small apartment and liked to overheat to boot. We are focusing on paying off more bills and looking for a tiller. No longer looking for a rear tine though, he has decided we could do well with a front tine since the earth has been broken already. I will be scouring online and craigslist to see what I can find.

2 comments:

Kathie said...

Have you ever read "Your Money or Your Life?" It's a great book, if you haven't... anyway they have some great chart models in their for tracking expenditures that you could re-create in excel.

I have a spending log that I give students in my frugal living classes, email me if you'd like me to send it to you - it's a word document.

Catherine said...

Stay safe, stay warm, stay inside. It's pretty bad here, too. We already have about 1/2" of ice on the power lines, and the electric keeps flickering. Looks like it'll be bad through tomorrow.