I continue to look at finances. December is always going to be expensive. But, when I take out the anomalies – Christmas, annual renewals, tractor repair – I’m within $100 of November actual expenses.
My goal for January remains to cut back on grocery expenses. I’ve been doing well the last two weeks.
We were buying so much prepared foods and expensive stuff that we were over $200 per week for two people. Being very careful, we are down to about $125.
Not bad. It isn’t anything beyond being intentional about what we buy.
I read fifty books last year. I’m going to do that again this year. I’ve already finished my first book. Not great, but I struggled through.
Started on 2 and 3. I’m going to try to spread it out a bit this year.
So, yesterday, I’m innocently working downstairs, and it sounds like water is running upstairs or in the kitchen. I limp upstairs to see what is up, and it’s raining in our guest room. Yeah, so that’s not good.
Luckily we live in a small town. We got an HVAC guy to come out right away, well as soon as he drops off his groceries.
The stairway to Our attic. Surprisingly small, apparently. Not that I can get up there right now.
Combined with this, a pipe in the sink in our downstairs bathroom corroded away. That, we think, we can do on our own.
What does this house think it is? 120 years old? Sheesh.