This morning I took my usual navy shower as I go along my path vowing to use up the 85 bars of soap that we have stockpiled. After I dressed in my 12 year old shorts, 20 year old shirt, and 10 year old sneakers, I used the water that I caught in a bucket while the shower was heating up to water my hanging baskets outdoors. Then I retrieved Hubby's newspaper which he enjoys with his glass of iced tap water. Hubby left to go to the lab for his blood draws.
After I made my one cup of coffee, I settled down to a half hour of computer time to start this post and check my e-mail. When Hubby came home, I made breakfast which was berries, egg beaters and 1/2 bagel, lightly buttered. Hubby and I decided to get some fresh air and eat outside on the patio.
It was so nice out that after we did the dishes, we went back outside. Hubby read his paper and I went through my follow up folder making some phone calls that were necessary.
One of those calls was to my internet and cable provider. While Hubby was in the hospital, they upped my bill by $15.00 to $156.+ taxes a month saying my deal was over. After speaking to two representatives and 30 minutes on the telephone, they have reduced my cost to $ 138.37 including taxes a month. That is $ 3.15 less a month than I was paying prior to the increase. I also got them to credit me for the increase that had already been paid for this past month. It pays to make those telephone calls.
Then it was time to do some prep work for dinner tonight. I needed to cut up some peppers and onions to make stir fry using leftover pork tenderloin. I also cut up the pork loin and will add some chunked pineapple when I make dinner.
Cleaning and deicing the freezer took me about 35 minutes. After I put all of the food back, I made 100% sure that the freezer was plugged back in and running. Look how nice it looks now. My son will be thrilled that I found 2 more pounds of regular bacon for he and his family.
Now that I have accomplished that, I can go through the stockpile shelves in the basement tomorrow and pull out all of the things Hubby can't have. Then I will give them to my best friend.
Next it was time for lunch. Hubby had already eaten so I made myself a grilled ham and cheese sandwich.
After I did the lunch dishes I went out on the patio to read for a while. I fell asleep for about an hour. While I was doing that Hubby was cleaning the garage and transporting our wood pile(via his riding lawnmower with his cart attachment) for the outside fireplace from the garage to the shed. It is much closer to the fireplace now. We will be using that fireplace alot as soon as September arrives.
Next it was time to throw a load of wash in the HE using cold water. Then I hung it to dry.
Hubby then wanted to go for as short walk which we did. We chatted with one of our neighbors for a while.
When I got home, I organized every thing that I need to go to a medical appointment tomorrow and to run some errands near where I am going. I always like to make my gasoline do double duty.
Hubby wanted to watch some TV but the remote was acting up. So I checked my stash for some new batteries and he put those in. That was the problem.
Mid afternoon, a representative from a company that installs Gutter Helmets came out to give us an estimate. Hubby had called them because he no longer wants to get on a ladder to clean out our gutters. He has done a lot of research and believes this product is the best although I believe it is majorly expensive. So we are going to think on it for a day or two and then make a decision.
After the rep left we sat outside in our front sitting area and enjoyed a glass of sugar free lemon iced tea until it was time for me to cook dinner. Summer will be over with before we know it. Our winters are long here so we want to enjoy our property and the fresh air while we can.
We had our stir fry over rice for dinner. It was very yummy and healthy. Hubby has always loved stir fry. The trick for me was making a low sodium sauce.
Tonight, Hubby and I are going to pick out a movie to watch on Netflix. Then at 9PM we will read until lights out at 10PM.
That was my busy and unexciting day. How was your day? Do anything frugal?