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Summer Updates

July 17th, 2008 at 09:22 pm

I do not blog often enough since I do not want to get caught blogging at work and by the time I get home, I am computered out! But I do sneak and peek on here often enough to read other's blogs.

Last time I blogged it was about taking a new challenge to take the bus halfway to work since I live up in the mountains and there is no city bus. This was a failed attempt to cut back on gas allowances. I remember there was a blog by BA(internet service)in the way of trying so hard to save more money and only to find out it cost more in the end or not worth the effort.

I signed up for commuters check at work and the result of the bus was only saving 60 dollars per month but commute became 4 and half hours a day instead of 2. So not worth it! Now I have some unspent commuter checks that I am stuck with to the tune of 150 dollars!!

My husband did take the bus to work along with a bike because the stops are not near his work. About 3 weeks ago, a truck crashed into the city bus my husband was on and it totally crushed his bike that was on the rack!!! I am so glad it was that way instead of my hubby on the bike getting crushed. So much bus drama! lol!

On the other hand, we have been frugal and really living on the bare necessity out of choice and managed to add to savings but we did end up spending some of our savings as well. Our biggest purchase this summer was a high power log splitter that cost us 1500. We get our wood free so we think this is a good deal. Chopping away the wood by hand all summer is time consuming and hard. I also rather have my husband and I spend more time doing other things. We depend on firewood to heat up our home.

My husband did mention that he might do a little small side business of either selling split woods or split wood for others. We live in the mountains so log cabins are common. Maybe this will be a good thing?

4 Responses to “Summer Updates”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Oh wow! I'm glad it was only your hubby's bike that got crushed! Is the bus company going to replace his bike?

    A 4 1/2 hr commute versus a 2 hr one - I agree, totally not worth the savings.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Can you sell the commuter checks to someone else that would use them? Someone else at work or check craigslist. Sell them at a discount...it could be good for someone else and you will get some of your money back.

  3. Carolina Bound Says:

    Or you could do a good deed and offer them to someone on Freecycle.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    A uh rather dubious moment in my life to be remember by. Big Grin

    Glad your hubby is OK!

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