Update from me:
Dh and I just had our second weekly meeting. Even though he has a bunch of work to do and it would have been easier just to put it off to tomorrow, we decided that we can't slack. Especially since neither of us did everything on our action lists for the week. Dh did change his fax plan and managed to get 2 free months. I did nothing on my list (make expense/income graphs, open our property tax savings account), I did manage to get some things that we needed at yard sales for CHEAP!!
Check out my scores below:
-awesome farmhouse style braided wool rug that will fill our whole livingroom: $15.
- antique telephone table and small chair: $45 (this is more than i normally would have paid, but it honestly is an antique and so damn cute, I couldn't pass up. will look even better when i'm financially independent and have the time to refinish it..lol!!)
- second highchair for my mom's house for when she watches dd: $5.
- new ball for dd and small black frame: 1.00
I should tell everyone that we recently moved across country and sold all of our furniture before we left, so we have very little. We've had a lot lent to us and I have radically changed what i think our needs are. I am so into yard sales right now, the thought of buying anything new is not even appealing.
I have been perusing the Simple Living boards and getting inspired from the folks there who are really living the steps and many who have already made it happen. I recommend checking them out... its cool to have some real live examples of success.
Oh, and we are going away for the month of July to visit Dh's family and our friends back in Cali. We decided today that rather than just have my mom take care of our animals, we will try and sublet our house and make some money. We are on teh coast of Maine, so there are a lot of tourists. But i think we are more going the sublet route, and might even be able to get our mortgage payment covered. We'll see! That would be awesome though.
I really enjoy reading everyone's contributions. I think this is the longest I have stuck with any thread!!