Yesterday was a very good mail day. I received a $51.00 rebate for the trees I bought last month. This check is going directly into the savings account. I also did good at the food store yesterday, though it was mostly treats for the kids. Still, I saved 50% of my bill, but I'm only putting $12.00 into the challenge, since that's what I saved with manufacturer coupons.
Archive for June, 2006
Well, I've done quite a bit for the challenge this week. On Tuesday I made pizza for dinner and put $5.00 in the jar. I line-dried two loads of laundry, which added another dollar. Yesterday I exercised, so I added another dollar, and I gave my son a haircut, which put $10.00 into the jar. Total for this week so far is $17.00! I'm also still saving change, and once the jar is full, it's going to the bank!
Not much has been happening in regard to the challenge, although I did finally open that savings account. I deposited $130.00, which was pretty good I thought. We just got done spending over $2000.00 in home improvements, but it was worth every penny. Our old front door leaked air and water, the trim was all rotted and peeling. Now we have a nice energy efficient front door and storm door, new trim, and some other miscellaneous painting and patching done in the house. And more good news - I have enough left over to get the family a pool membership AND make an extra payment on my HELOC. My husband had no idea I had so much set aside after our tax rebate came in. He-he-he.
I sold some of my handmade products, so $36.00 will be going into that new savings account!