Friday, December 9, 2016

Frugal Friday File, week 49...

1.  Have been making do without a car for three weeks now.  Not too fun since we live in a semi-rural area and Carey has been working out of town for two of the three weeks.  Rental car is not covered under our insurance policy, so managing without for now.  I restocked the pantry and fridge while Carey was home, so it's not been too bad.  The kids run my errands, and a friend picked me up for quilting, both of which I'm very grateful for.  Luckily I like hanging out at home with Rudy.  Gasoline bill should be quite low this month.

2.  The other Kathleen is coming to see me next week!  I'm so happy!  I booked a rental car for the week she's here so that we can do some running around.  I used a discount through an organization membership perk and saved 5%.

3.  Thermostat is set on 62͒ F, which sounds low, but it's not uncomfortable when I'm wearing my favorite sweatshirt cardigan.  Carey will undoubtedly turn it up when he gets home.

4.  I made the last payment on Carey's truck.  I hate his truck.  It is unnecessarily loud and huge and hard to get into, and it has frequent issues and is a constant source of irritation for me.  But it is paid off!

5.  I remembered to cancel Kindle Unlimited before my free trial ended so didn't incur any charge.

Keep Tryings:  I had to turn down another day of work due to being car-less.  We haven't gotten a definitive answer yet, but it's looking like it is going to be considered a total loss.

Frugal From the Kitchen This Week:
Saturday:  Frito pie
Sunday:  Sunday dinner at Kasey's
Monday:  grazed the fridge contents
Tuesday:  Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans
Wednesday:  Tortilla Soup
Thursday:  Haluski with Sausage
Friday:  Turkey Tetrazzini

(*not-frugal takeout or dinner out)


  1. So sorry about your accident. It is causing you grief.. it's hard to be without a vehicle when you are used to having one... :(

    1. Thanks, Linda. I don't mind being home...except times like today when I was mending dog toys and broke a sewing machine needle and can't find my stash! I just want to go buy some!

  2. Not a good time to be without a car is it. I hope something changes soon for you. My car isn't doing me any good this morning, it is snowed in!

    1. I guess no time is good, but I’ve been without at worse times, so I’m not going to complain…too much. :)

      Stay warm!

  3. Yaaaaaaaaaaay for paid off vehicles!! Sorry about your car though. Hope something works out soon.

    1. Yes, at least his is paid off now. We got word from insurance company yesterday. Mine is totaled. They are giving us slightly more than we expected. Guess need to start looking.


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