I haven't posted for a week due to being busy and having an uneventful financial week. We received our state tax refund and I transferred it right into our savings account which now stands at $3719. For February and March, I won't have any commissions. I still get my regular salary but I'm motivated to work extra hard to make more money.
Y and I ordered our trees and other garden supplies yesterday. I ordered honeyberries to plant around the house. I'm very interested in edible landscaping. I also ordered hardy kiwi trees. I will probably do another gardening post soon.
Y and I talked about ways that we can save more money this weekend. We agreed to try carpooling. We live 10-12 miles from our work. Y often has to work late so I'm not sure how this will go but we will give it a try.
We have held off this long with propane. The price has come down to $2.95 a gallon from a high of around $5 a gallon. We have about 11% left in a 1000 gallon tank. We need to order at least the minimum of 150 gallons this week. I'm going to try to wait until later in the week to see if it drops further.
Our electric bill last month was $272. Ouch! That's about $100 more than usual. Granted I was home on maternity leave but still. We need to get this under $200.
I've been watching the Olympics. There was a Norwegian skier on his 7th Olympics. Wow! Especially for cross country skiing. That's super hard work. Those Norwegians can really ski. Its interesting to me that they would choose to come over and settle in MN. There aren't any mountains where I grew up and most everybody was of Norwegian descent. I digress. I'm so proud of the American athletes.
Snowboarding is my favorite sport to watch in the winter Olympics. What's yours?