It’s time once again for some gratitude. Thanks to everyone who hung in there all winter long and especially to those who played along with comments, ideas and suggestions.
I can’t believe I made it through another winter without missing a single day. One reason for this was my hunch to keep a winter storm list. Because it was such an active winter, more than 25% of the posts were about “weather events.”
I started back in December with a goal of having 40 no-spend days. I far exceeded that goal coming in with a total of 51. Yes, for more than half of the winter I did not have any out-of-pocket expenses. Again, I think the weather had something to do with that. There were several days where the only reason I left the house was to shovel snow.
On the other hand, the total amount I spent during these past 100 days exceeded the amount of past years. This was due to several purchases from my wish list. During this period I purchased a TV, toaster oven, blender, bed sheets and a comforter. Certainly not major extravagances. The good news is that I only paid $518 for those five items. The really good news is that I earned more than that through extra freelance jobs.
So, this is the chief cheapster signing off. Thanks again and here’s wishing you a warm and sunny spring!