I hope you had a great week. Mine was a bit of a struggle, since the sun has not shown it's beauty in over a week now. I did get to watch some squirrels scrounging for acorns in our yard this morning with my daughter and her awe and wonder in the moment was a bit of sunshine in my cloudy day.
This week we made banana bread in the kitchen using a stand mixer my grandma sent back from Delaware with me, it was one of our unexpected blessings. It is an old model but it works!
I made a trip to Goodwill to drop off some things and picked up a few (counterproductive I know,) The items I picked up though will bring us significant savings versus buying them new.
My husband was in need of a new bluetooth because he had broken his that fit in his ear. He really wanted a band one that you could lay on your neck instead. I looked at alot of places, the fleamarket, the mall, cell phone shops etc, and we could not find one like he wanted for less than $70.00. I don't know what made me think to check E-bay but I did and found some for 25.00 that included shipping. He had me order one for myself as well so I could be hands free when driving if I get a phone call.
I saved 5.00 on our Sunday morning breakfast by using coupons that came in the mail. My husband likes to go to Shake n Steak on Sunday when the money is there. I would love to save the money but this means alot to him and we all enjoy it. When the money isn't there we don't go.
That was pretty much all I can think of this week. When the weather permitted we did not use a.c. or heat. I turn off the stove breaker when I am not using it, and other power strips in an attempt to save power. What did you do this week. Any unexpected blessings, or while going about did you rediscover some forgotten blessing?
I almost forgot my washer was on the fritz, I really wanted a brand new one, but let's face it the prices aren't ideal, so I looked on Craigslist, and found a gentlman in our area, that sells refurbished washer and dryers, and we purchased a washer and dryer for 225.00 (for the set.) For giving him our old ones he gave us free delivery and 20.00 off the original price. The gentleman also gave us a 30 day warranty. (of course i always use caution when purchasing from Craigslist etc)
My husband cut our daughter's bangs.
The little things really do add up!