Monday, March 14, 2011

Weekly Money Checkup

1. The most I’ve spent this last week was $60 going out Friday for a friends birthday, we even went dancing. We rarely go out as it is so expensive so it was a treat.

2. Today I feel back on track towards money. We are finally getting back to where we were early December. Getting back on track is REALLY hard.

3. Money can’t buy happiness. One free/inexpensive thing I did last week that made me happy was dig up our yard with my husband. We finished digging up the old sprinkler lines and moved them. Our AWESOME neighbor Dave gave us some extra sprinkler line that he had, so far we have spent under $10. I am pretty sure both of our bodies hurt today.

Backyard mess after we cleaned up the giant piles of dirt. Our shed will be taking up this space very soon, along with some plants and landscaping as there really is none.

4. I will consider this week a success if I measure out the space in the yard for dirt/rock/weed fabric/sand/flagstone. Man we have a TON of work left to do. This weekend we altered my original plan to save ourselves a little work, it is yet to be seen if it saves us any $$$.

5. My ancestors are Scottish/Irish/English/Native American on my mom's side, her great grandmother immigrated to the U.S. as an indentured servant from Scotland for her Uncle (I share my birthday with her). After paying off her debt she   became a traveling tenant farmer like in the "Great Gatsby" all over the western U.S.  My dad's side is almost all German with the exception of his one Grandmother that was Dutch. It was from her where the name "Mamo" that I use refers to my Grandmother.

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Angela Tolsma said...

Your yard is coming along that's awesome it's been under 10 bucks!! YEA for getting back on track!!

BTW random thing are you on FB? I usually start doing emails with people but you don't have yours so I can't respond. So I thought I would ask about FB! I like getting to know people!

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