Sunday, July 19, 2009

No Shopping Weekend

Except I did buy propane but I consider that more of a chore than a shopping experience. I haven't bought propane in many months and I was down to just a little in one bottle. Now with one bottle full I have enough for 2 months as long as I keep switching the fridge to electric at night when the outside temperature is cooler than 90. Hopefully, in October, I can switch to electric full time for the winter. The woman at the RV park where I get my propane agreed with me that the problem is that I am only on 30amps when I should have 50 for my RV. When I lived at an RV park with 50 amps 3 years ago, I never had any problems with my fridge on electricity even though it was 112 most of the summer. I could get an electrician to fix the problem but I think I'll just keep switching between propane and electric for now. I hope I won't have this RV in 2 years and then I won't have a problem anymore.

After stopping at Walgreens on Friday and being totally disgusted with their high prices, I was thinking of going to Big Lots. But then I looked at my shopping list and there wasn't anything that couldn't wait another week. So, I put it off for another week. The weather was too hot anyway. 105 then 90 when the storms roll through, then 105 again. I'll do some grocery shopping tomorrow and try not to go overboard. I still have some money left for this month but I'd rather not spend it all. Tomorrow I start earning my full salary again since they are giving us our 10% back. That means next month I can go back to my January budget which gives me $18/month extra to spend. Hmm, what can I do with $18? I'm sure I'll find something to spend it on.

6 comments:

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

You are so disciplined - my guess is the $18 goes toward the mortgage. Or root beer :)

Daizy said...

$200 more will go towards the mortgage so that $18 is all mine. It will probably go towards my Thanksgiving plane ticket.

AlexK said...

I wonder if you could build some kind of roof over the RV to help with the heat. I'm thinking of a large carport which would shade the RV during the hottest part of the day. If you made it a little bit larger than the RV it would make a nice covered patio and garden area too.

Congrats on getting your 10% back. I'm convinced my company took away our 10% with no plans to ever give it back. Fortunately I'm like you, living way below my paycheck.

change is a good thing said...

Congratulations on getting that 10% of your salary back! You really are so disciplined, it's fun to come see the progress you are making on your goals. ;)

Daizy said...

AlexK, yes, a RV carport would be lovely. I looked in to a steel carport but the cost was high. Then I thought I would just buy a steel garage tall enough to park the RV in but since I don't want to keep the RV I decided to tough it out and pay off the mortgage faster.

I never thought I would see my 10% again, especially this soon. I like these kind of surprises.

Daizy said...

change is a good thing, thanks for the encouragement! I get bogged down with the details sometimes. My commenters, like you, help me see the bigger picture. Thanks!