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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-17-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 151
Posted By Paxjourney
How do you winterize an older house?

We purchased this house a year ago and this will be our 2nd winter here. The house was built in 1952. Our temps went from 70 degrees on Nov 5th to 17 degrees November 14! I haven't had time to really...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-08-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,987
Posted By Paxjourney
10% which just includes mortgage, tax and...

10% which just includes mortgage, tax and homeowners ins.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,950
Posted By Paxjourney
No spend went well. We had a yard sale during the...

No spend went well. We had a yard sale during the period and with the money raised purchased a new kitchen table and chairs. It was fully paid for between yardsale profits and $ I've made the last...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-08-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Paxjourney
We did 2 weeks! Total spent was $100 in gas. 5...

We did 2 weeks! Total spent was $100 in gas. 5 gals of milk, 5 lbs of carrots (a compromise on my part. We do have fresh veg from our garden), $9 on a plumbing fix that had to be done or we wouldn't...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-02-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,950
Posted By Paxjourney
1. My goal for this month. To save enough...

1. My goal for this month.
To save enough from not spending on random things and following a strict grocery budget to payoff my truck.

Started a 2 week no spend (milk, gas and gave in to a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-02-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Paxjourney
We had a loaf of bread left in the freezer we...

We had a loaf of bread left in the freezer we took out for the kids to make sandwiches on to take to Co-op (we homeschool). I also dug deep into the freezer and found some English muffins in there we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-29-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Paxjourney
Well we made it 5 days before we spent any money....

Well we made it 5 days before we spent any money. I volunteered at my local food co-op and came home to my husband explaining about a plumbing emergency we are having. Something about a valve diy job...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-28-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Paxjourney
I think it is good to be mindful of ones kids and...

I think it is good to be mindful of ones kids and temperament. We homeschool and the kids are also really good about not asking for extras at a store. They both get a modest allowance related to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Paxjourney
Paying off debts

For those of you that have paid off a large amount of debt (Greater than 30K) did it just feel like it would never end?

Sat down with the husband today and we paid bills. We were able to make a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-27-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Paxjourney
So far so good. I was even able to do some...

So far so good. I was even able to do some bartering with a friend who also teaches my youngest piano for a week of free lessons. I took the kids to our library for our weekly trip. Normally about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,728
Posted By Paxjourney
Total freak out here. Money is tight right now...

Total freak out here. Money is tight right now with some large bills we are trying to pay and new tires needed on a vehicle.
I've been taking knitting and crochet custom orders and anything that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Paxjourney
2 Week no Spend.

:nerd: I got my husband on board for a 2 week no spend challenge. We determined that we would spend money on gas and milk but that is it.
We've also decided to switch cars. My car gets about 37mpg...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-27-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Paxjourney
I'm sort of in the same boat. I homeschool and...

I'm sort of in the same boat. I homeschool and my kids are 11.5yr and 8. The 11.5 yr old is in a program similar to a charter school and is only homeschooled part of the time. Both kids take part in...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-27-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,722
Posted By Paxjourney
I've been a SAHM mostly for the last 13 yrs. We...

I've been a SAHM mostly for the last 13 yrs. We made the choice to pull our oldest out of public school 4 yrs ago and to homeschool which for our family has been wonderful. It has though extended my...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-27-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,399
Posted By Paxjourney
I hope school my children but when my oldest was...

I hope school my children but when my oldest was attending public school I worked full time as a nurse in a doctors office. For a nursing job it was very school schedule friendly with the exception...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-27-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,694
Posted By Paxjourney
Awesome! Husband and I are doing a no spend...

Awesome!
Husband and I are doing a no spend January. We usually budget to eat out as a family 3 times and do one monthly date night with a sitter. Also other "fun" spending (coffees out, movie...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,317
Posted By Paxjourney
I agree with what one post wrote regarding...

I agree with what one post wrote regarding DIBELS I don't personally think it is an appropriate gage of reading ability. One of the requirements for k-1 is the ability to read nonsense words such as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Paxjourney
It depends on the season. Our Fall schedule was...

It depends on the season. Our Fall schedule was really busy and over scheduled. I usually just try and "protect" our mornings 3-4 days a week. I try not to commit to activities during that time,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Paxjourney
Totally do-able. When we started homeschooling...

Totally do-able.
When we started homeschooling we lived in a 840sq ft apartment. It was advertised as 900sq ft but the extra 50-60 sq ft was totally unusable entry way. :/
 
I turned the hall...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-27-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Paxjourney
I think this is a great idea!

I think this is a great idea!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-26-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 9,584
Posted By Paxjourney
I'm looking forward to joining 2014 in 2014

I'm looking forward to joining 2014 in 2014
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-26-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 27,957
Posted By Paxjourney
Deep cleaned the main bathroom. Having a coffee...

Deep cleaned the main bathroom. Having a coffee and knit break. Next step is to do the mountain of dishes, clean the counter tops, sweep the floor and mop the kitchen.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-23-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Paxjourney
My husband and I are taking part in no-spend...

My husband and I are taking part in no-spend January. Our Christmas was paid for in cash (as has every Christmas been for the last 13yrs). We do have debt and our goal is to pay off our truck by...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-20-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,303
Posted By Paxjourney
Ladies I've edited the title of this thread. :) ...

Ladies I've edited the title of this thread. :)
 
My husband got 2 deer this hunting season so our freezer is stocked with venison.
 
Meal tonight is Venison black bean burgers. home canned...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-18-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,303
Posted By Paxjourney
How is everyone doing? Sorry to be MIA, I took a...

How is everyone doing? Sorry to be MIA, I took a bit of an online break. Hope everyone is going well with the pantry challenge. We've been plowing through. The kids have really dug into what we had...
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