We enjoyed a wonderful, quiet and laid back Easter Sunday. I hope all of you had a wonderful day as well.
We all slept in and then lazed about for a while. My oldest made a beautiful apple pie, I made stuffed shells with shrimp for our midday meal and my youngest made a lovely green salad to go with it. It was truly perfect.
Sunday evening I took my two old bed pillows and gave them new life rather than add them to the landfill. I was in need of a simple project to do and this one fit the bill. You can read about how I did that here if you'd like.
The day before Easter we had looked at a motorhome listed on Craigslist. It was the one. But since I have a policy to sleep on all of my big decisions and really think it through it was Monday before I told the seller I was interested in a purchase. So off she went to the mechanic for an inspection. She passed!
Tuesday, not so thrifty. In addition to paying for her I also went to the DMV where I had to pay sales tax, a transfer title fees, registration and buy new license plates. I decided to put those expenses on my credit card. For one thing I wanted the purchase points on my card and for another I was still trying to get used to the new balance in savings account.
Wednesday I got home and was able to get inside my new rig and clean and deodorize the refrigerator after it had been closed up all winter. I fixed a hinge that had some stripped out screw holes and the loose screen on the furnace cover. I also removed the big monster microwave. My first tinkerings!
Thursday I didn't get to play in my motorhome at all! Too many other things like stupid laundry and vacuuming required my attention. Sheesh!
Friday was a different story. We ran errands and picked up odds and ends of things to make little minor repairs. I also fired off and Amazon order for supplies for my first big motorhome project.
We won FREE cheese! The girls like to play Monopoly at Albertsons and they got a winning game piece. We stopped in to pick it up and it was the big 2# bag of shredded cheese. Score!
Saturday I spent the morning cleaning off the layer of winter that had settled over the interior of the motorhome and making a few little repairs to various things. But by that afternoon I had taken some measurements and made a new list before heading off to Home Depot. Once I got back I was in full project mode.
Along with motorhome distractions I did manage to cook and keep house. Oh, I also went to work. Ha, ha!
We fed some kitchen scraps to our chickens and they laid plenty of eggs last week. The package of markdown sourdough English muffins I bought the week before, a package of sliced Colby Jack cheese I took out of the freezer and those eggs became our breakfast mainstay all week. I made egg sandwiches at a cost of 18¢ each!
For the first time in nearly 20 years I decided to order pizza delivery Saturday since we were all in project mode. I never do this and I'll probably never do it again. They delivered everything we ordered but the pizza. When I called to let them know they offered to make a pizza and told me there would be an additional delivery charge. I told the gal I didn't think the extra delivery charge was right and then she told me too that the pizza was going to be more money as well. What?! "No, I think you need to make the pizza at the original price I ordered it at and bring it here with no delivery fee." She hung up on me! Yeah, real great customer service. Time to pen a letter to corporate I suppose. But I doubt I'll ever buy anything from them ever again.
I stuck a soap sliver to a new bar of soap in the shower and used up every last bit of a tube of chapstick.
I did not do any grocery shopping last week.
So not much of a thrifty week really, once all was said and done. But a pretty great week nonetheless.
How was your thrifty week?