Thursday, March 01, 2007

Progress

I typed an entire thing this morning and blogger told me I had the wrong address or html or some such thing and lost the entire post! So... since it was boring anyways, I'll repost with more interesting news. I have been on a diet. Not just a food diet, although I have lost 8 lbs, but a money, fabric, and computer diet. Because I knew we had these big expenses, I put myself on a money diet. Since I was at retreat, I have not spent one penny on frivolous unnecessary things. Not even a diet coke. Well...maybe I lie because I did take myself out for a salad last week and this week I bought a magazine. But I actually consider this very successful. DH was travelling last week and the salad was my dinner. It was actually cheaper than going to the grocery. Basically I go to work and come home! I've been on a fabric diet for obvious reasons. I did have to buy some Kona cotton for our charity quilts but that is not for me. I am on a computer diet because I have been spending waay tooo much time goofing off. I have gone "special notice" on all my lists and have been reading blogs but not posting comments. I will resume blogging and comments because I really enjoy it. It actually feels good to be more in control of all these areas. I get out of control so easily...........

We had the duct work done last week. Now I know you cannot see how nicely the air flows through this vent but it has to be wonderful. It seems our ducts had disintegrated in the heat of our attic. The builders used the cheapest, crappiest materials in this house. All of our neighbors have had this same trouble. I can't wait to see if our electric bill will decrease. YEAH RIGHT!
Isn't' this a purty sight! Our new chimney. All finished and painted. DH will be

so happy when he gets home and sees this. As long as the repairman is here, he is also going to fix the wood around a few of our windows. Can you see WHY I am on a money diet! Tomorrow I'll post pictures of the tea towels I've finished. Can't give all the pictures in one day! Till then, I'll be cradling my checkbook in my arms. It is so stressed this week!

4 comments:

Joanne said...

Well, at least you can look up and see where your money is going!
You're right -- I think I waste too much time on the computer -- and too much money on unnecessary items. We may have to replace our water softener, so I'm going to have to watch the pennies, too!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Blogger is a pain in the butt at times.

I have been on a money diet for 3 years and I hate it. But I no longer work outside the house so the money diet is liveable. Last year when my husband lost his job I changed from a diet to no money and it has worked out for the best.

I love the computer and take time off once in awhile.

Good luck with you two quilts.

Sweet P said...

I've been on a fabric diet and money diet too. We need a new car and a new house (or at least a mortgage).

Mary said...

It's always something with a house isn't is? I still have the bills rolling in for repair work at both the house and the condo in GA and don't even get to enjoy the results.

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