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January 22, 2007

January 22nd, 2007 at 07:19 pm

I am continuing with the saving-ways.
Brought my lunch to work today and ate with my friend in the lounge

Went out of town this last weekend to see my parents. It was my dad's 85th birthday. We met my sister and her husband there and had a very nice visit.
I told my dad to keep having birthdays and we would keep coming to help him celebrate!

My sister and I split the cost of an inexpensive DVD player for him and got him some movies.
He loved it!

We are helping my son go to school and help him take care of our grandson. He is not working right now, so that is quite a drain on our finances, but it is so worth it for him to get the education. I am so proud of him. Sometimes he wants to quit so he can work and support his son, but we keep talking him out of it, so he will finish. He likes about another year.
He has to drive about an hour both ways to get to his school, so he is really tired of the driving.
The cost of the gasoline is a big thing,
but, "this too shall pass!"

My husband and I are continuing to save money where ever we can.
I haven't been spending any in the vending machine at work and he has not bought any more magazines. Ha!
I think this is probably where a lot of our money was going. That and eating out.

We have a budget now and we want to implement the envelope system. Or at least try it.

My new savings account is earmarked for new furniture. I am excited about that.


4 Responses to “January 22, 2007”

  1. JanH Says:

    I am beginning to learn that saving towards something while cutting back sure makes the whole process more fun. Good for you! I keep finding little things that I used to do really added up. I tell my kids that we're helping them with their education now and they can help me when I get older and need them. It all goes full circle.

  2. denisentexas Says:

    Good for you in cutting back where you can! I'm amazed at the 'little' things that don't seem to matter but when added up, it's obvious they do matter. Just keep up the great work.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    You are so lucky to still have your parents, hope he had a great birthday!

  4. librarylady Says:

    Thanks everyone. I know how lucky I am to have my wonderful parents.
    The only problem is I live 7 hours away from them and I work full time.
    I would love to spend more time with them.
    They are very healthy. Still live at home and still drive.
    Hope they can continue a long, long time.

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