I am living as frugally as I know how. I had been out of work for months, and have been bringing in money whenever possible. I am doing different things:
- Babysitting when needed by someone.
- Writing at about $100 a week, sometimes more.
- Balancing a checkbook for a friend.
- Caring for a cat for a friend.
- We had a yard sale.
- I have many books to sell.
I am doing what I can at this point.
We are learning about financial aid stuff because Zowie starts college next year. She will likely be going out-of-state, and is aware that she will likely need a part-time job. We are hoping for a dorm room for at least the first 4 years. She has 10 years of college ahead of her.
It is warm here in Maine today, but it has been cold. My stepfather had an extra window, so he replaced the broken window in the little room for us yesterday. I may have to purchase a roll of insulation, and am hoping that it won’t cost too much. My mom is coming to help me to bank the trailer this week.
Oil was delivered the other day. $138.00. Yuck! Thank goodness for fuel assistance. I didn’t use it all last year, so I have a credit still.
It was so cold in here yesterday that we turned the heat on for a few hours.