We didn't buy any groceries again this week. Hubs was gone over the weekend to an event, so Princess and I chilled out at home. I attempted two days of potty training. I think she was starting to "get" it, but I'm not sure. For now she's back in diapers. She's still young yet, I just thought I'd check in to see if she's ready or not. Some tries were successful, many more were not. I figured out that she pees about every two hours, which means that her cloth diapers really only hold one pee (the reason for this being that she "floods" the diaper and it can't absorb fast enough). I was hoping that the weekend would be a little more successful, but it left me with more questions than answers.
One accomplishment wasn't really mine, but I had a part in it! Last weekend we were helping remodel my sister's new-to-her house. She was getting a new stove, and asked "Do you think there's enough room in the dumpster for this old stove?" she asked. "It came with the house."
"Dumpster!" I cried incredulously. "I cooked a frozen pizza in that thing. It still works! You're not going to toss a working oven, are you?"
"Well, what else am I supposed to do with it?" she asked. I looked again at the stove. It was true that it was very grimy and dirty, and the door handle was cracked and a small corner had broken off somehow. It would be perfect for a place like... deer camp.
"There's someone out there who would love this working stove," I said. "Sell it on Craigslist. Or Facebook Marketplace. All of the cool kids are using Facebook Marketplace." Of course, she had never sold anything on Craigslist and I had never sold anything on Marketplace (which tells you how cool I am). While she went with Hubs to the hardware store, I used my mad photography skills to snap some pictures and list it on Marketplace. The stove didn't sell that day, but this last weekend she relisted it and it sold for $60.00. Selling the stove freed up space in the dumpster and added $60.00 to her house remodel fund.
My sister is not the only one working on a house remodel. My in-laws are currently remodeling one of their rental houses to move into. After that, Hubs and I will be remodeling their old house and moving into it! So I am pretty excited, but between all of the remodeling going on there will be less time for frugal accomplishments. Of course I'll be busy with our house, but I also want to help my sister and in-laws with their projects as well. I'm hoping to pull off regular posts and/or Youtube videos, but if it's a little quiet around here, now you'll know why.
Since there's still snow flying, I'm taking every opportunity to devour more good non-fiction books. I wish I could quantify the amount of money saved by reading, but I can't. So it probably doesn't count as a frugal accomplishment.
I think that's about it!
Til next time,