Not even a breeze stirring out there today, even out by the Maple trees ! It was a difficult decision, especially after just paying a $177.68 Hydro Bill for one month, $76.16 being delivery charges, but with the Grandboys arriving in two weeks time we broke down ....
One thing I do miss is the Central Air we put in when building the home we had in Waterloo. In the meantime this is how it goes, while we make do the best we can with what we have at hand.
I am so very pleased with myself, as I have been keeping up pretty good with the "Crabby Cabbie" books this 2nd Quarter.
I was going to join along in Lena's, over at Frugal and Thankful, Fiscal Fast, a couple of weeks ago, however with a few purchases, for example a new dehumidifier, and company this past weekend, I decided to hold off until this week.
I can now say I have begun a Fiscal Fast at the first of this week, which I hope to stay on for the next two weeks until the Grandboys arrival. Between now and then, I hope there will be NO/LOW spending. Rob has even joined in by not "treating" us to a daily Tim Hortons coffee. Now mind you I do miss waking up every morning to NO Dbl. Cream Timmies, but we are not NOT spending $3.69 per day, when you consider a litre of creamer is only that much in the way of cost, stretching out to providing more coffees then just two!
The only thing we have purchased this week so far was 2 pkg. of schnitzel, marked down for a total of approximately $3.00 for 4 large pieces, a Seedless Watermelon on sale for $2.97, and a $1.00 for a bonus on a lottery ticket I had won on for this Friday.
Under $10.00 spending so far for the whole week .... oops, this would also include a card I had purchased to send off to a friend of mine. I am thinking we are off to a good start to our two week Fiscal Fast. Thanks for the encouragement, Lena !
YAY !!! I have came up with a 5th person to present the Liebster Award to ! My friend, Gill, has just started up a new blog to which I received an invite to. In honour of her "New Beginnings", I do so give to her the ....
Liebster means "dearest" in German and this is a great way of encouraging new bloggers, even though Gill is not new at blogging, her blog is new with less than 200 followers. According to the rules, upon receiving this "award", you have to:
1. Link back and thank the giver
2. Post the award on your blog
3. Pass it on to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
To spread the love, I am passing this award to my friend, Gill at http://gillshouse.wordpress.com/
I was also just over the other day to see Cathy at Life on the Muskoka River, to find she was honouring "Clarence for Literacy". What a wonderful account of what this man did in the last years of his life, just showing us that "all things are possible". Thanks Cathy, I really enjoyed this account, as well as your efforts on raising support monies for the Adult Literacy Programs via the Muskoka Novel Marathon.
Since I am on a friendship roll, I would like to thank Cathy of Cathy's Confections for her kind words to me via email after I had blogged about her at the Canada Day Celebrations
Cathy's email to me just the other day:
Thanks Cathy, it was also so nice to have met with you, with hopes of us again crossing paths again some day.
Cathy is also a Bruce County gal, so if you need to order that perfect treat or treats for a "special" occasion, she maybe contacted at 519-934-1314, or if on Facebook at the following link:
I know, I for one have "liked" her Facebook page !!! Nicely done, Cathy, thank you, I will be enjoying your page on Facebook.
Not to much before the time Rob had to put on his "Crabby Cabbie" hat, we did manage to get a few things down around the house ....
About 4 o'clock I heard a tractor rolling on in our driveway, so I took myself out to investigate.
The elements are either for or against the Farmers, such is their life.
Seriously at $2.97 a large Seedless Watermelon, with the sale being over today, I best be getting Rob to drop on into the Foodland store on his way home tonight to pick us up another before the price is back up to $7.99 each.
It was this kind of day had by me, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".