Are the gauges on a propane tank like the gas gauge in a car? After seeing how much propane we needed, I have learned that apparently, they are! It is true. Just because the needle says you have 55%, doesn’t mean you actually do. I feel almost as if the gauges lied to me and it let me down. When it comes to the cash that is now rapidly departing our checking account, I think I have every right to feel this way! [Read more…]
“I’m on my way!” ~Winter
I’m pretty sure this is what the wind was whispering to me on this cold Fall-like morning. It was so cold (low 50s) that I turned on our furnace just to take the chill out of the house. While there should hopefully still be some warmer days ahead, Winter does come early to our area of the country. With it comes plenty of cold weather and snow. Now that we are prepared for our heating needs, we need to think about the upcoming snow and how to keep up with it! [Read more…]
Our August budget has changed, but I feel it was worth it.
Wow, here it is only three days into August, and we’ve already altered our budget. The change stems from conversations Hubby had with several local people regarding the last three Winter seasons. According to these locals, we’ve had three very mild Winters. We’ve only been here for the last two, so if what we experienced is their idea of mild, I cringe at what a harsh Winter may entail! [Read more…]
For those who might be unfamiliar with what a sinking fund is, it is essentially setting aside money for future known expenses. Christmas is a prime example. We all know it comes in December and by setting aside funds each week/month, it no longer becomes a budget buster. Sounds simple enough, but yet Hubby and I still struggle with doing this. [Read more…]
How did we do in July and what do we hope to do in August?
From a previous post….
What do I hope to see for July? I’d like to see a couple of things. Our smallest debt (a Visa) is now at $4,459.91. I’d like to see that get below $4,000. There is just something psychological about seeing that first 4 change to a 3! Secondly, I would like to see us hit the 10K mark of debt paid off. [Read more…]