We had a very busy week this week! I worked 4 days and brought a lunch with me every day.
I picked more carrots this week and am planning to pick the rest within the next week or two before the ground freezes.
With temperatures in the 30s at night and daytime temperatures in the 40s and 50s, we have needed to turn the heat on. We set the thermostat to 62 at night and 65 during the day.
A family run apple orchard offered a free family day to all the students at the elementary school. They had lots of activities set up for the kids and the boys had a wonderful time.
We received a refund for medical expenses through the HRA benefit plan from my husband's employer.
I refilled the foaming hand soap dispenser with a little bit of liquid hand soap that I got on sale last year and mixed with water.
We ate three meatless meals this week and had leftovers for other meals during the week.
Our on-going savings:
**Wash laundry in cold water.
**Use online bill pay to pay our bills.
**Earn Swag Bucks for gift cards that I use to buy gifts.
**Earn Recyclebank points for gift cards, coupons and free magazine subscriptions.
**Earn Bing Rewards points for gift cards, Hulu Plus subscription, Skype credits, etc.
**Husband takes lunch to work everyday.
**Turn lights off when not being used.
**Use scrap paper for notes and lists.
**Drive to town once a week for shopping and errands.
**Buy less cereal and eat oatmeal and other homemade breakfasts several times a week.
**Reuse plastic and paper shopping bags for small trash and recycling.