Thursday, August 4, 2022

10 Things...An Update

I woke up early this morning, looked out the window, and saw this beautiful sunrise!  In other news...

  1. We have been cash-only since the 1st and hubby is fully on board.  He took out a chunk of money and put it in his money belt that he usually uses for traveling, and seems mildly amused with this challenge.  We are definitely being more careful with our spending when we have to pay cash for stuff!
  2. I was shocked and disappointed that the cost to fill up our 5 gallon water jug jumped from $1.75 to $2.50 over the course of one week.  Not sure why this happened but it seems like a significant increase in a short amount of time.
  3. People are freaking out on our local subreddit because their electric bills have gone through the roof.  Some are saying their electric bills increased $100 or more over the same period last year.  We have noticed an increase of about $40 over the same period last year.  I'm tempted to get a solar set up like this couple did to power our household appliances!
  4. Speaking of increasing prices, the great price we had on our internet plan expired at the end of last month so we went with their lowest price internet plan which costs $10 more for a lower speed plan :(
  5. We haven't eaten out this week; it's much cheaper to eat at home so that is what we are doing.
  6. Here are some cute cat pictures.
  7. This sounds like a great job opportunity.
  8. And this is good information for people just heading into their social security years.
  9. This is a pretty scary thing that I noticed way back when Cheap RV Living started showing so many seniors living in their cars.
  10. Schools in our area start next Monday.  I was walking through the school supply area of Target today and it certainly brought back memories of when the kids were young!  Also, not to sound like a broken record, but the "super discounted back to school supply sales" look like anything but that with a basic spiral notebook on sale for 75 cents--these used to be a quarter a few short years ago!


  1. I hear it is hot in Las Vegas. I hear you are running out of water. NOW, I hear there is flooding and there was a video that was frightening. Oh, I have been enjoying your links.

    1. It is definitely hot and we are definitely running out of water here! Also, we had flash flooding recently so the weather is pretty scary whichever way you look at it! Yikes!