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Monday Frugal Update

This week has been interesting. We have been without internet for ten days now. We should have it back tomorrow when the technician comes and figures why the modem doesn't read the router and the router doesn't read the modem. I changed the cable three times with no luck. They think it is the outlet on the modem. We shall see. I had to buy a new router because of it so I hope that is not in vain. I wasn't thrilled about spending $77 for a new one.

Being without internet has been a learning experience for the family. No internet meant the girls could not do homework for school since many of their assignments are done/sent online. No internet meant no Netflix, YouTube, online games, and a lot of boredom for a little boy. Dane actually handled it pretty well until last Saturday, but he managed to stay busy or was kept busy.

No internet also meant a lot more productive house which I will keep in mind and use to my advantage in the future!

Although I was happy that I had data on my phone...

This week we did not eat out at all which is a miracle for how busy we were. Having girls that can cook, leftovers to use up, and making some big meals helped greatly. Planning ahead is the key!

I made two loaves of bread, a batch of granola, a pan of brownies, and a pan of orange-coconut bars to eat. Delish!

We used scrap lumber from another project to button up the dog house a bit and prevent her from going back into the rest of the barn. I need to put plastic over the window since a pane broke, but that should be a big deal.

We did a lot of cleaning and some spring cleaning!

I made my own carpet freshener using an old parmesan cheese container. I filled it with a small box of baking soda and 10 drops each of lime, lemon, and sweet orange essential oils. I loved the smell! The carpet smelled wonderful too!

I cut my own bangs. I also found three shirts for myself at the thrift shop!

Still hanging up the laundry! I used the dryer twice last week for towels and socks (in the same load). I tightened up two of the four clotheslines outside. I will get the other two done this week. I wanted to hang laundry outside on Sunday, but nothing was staying on the line with the gale force winds we were having!

I downloaded several books on to my Kindle for free and signed up for freebies on the web! Can't wait to get the goodies! I did receive a sample shampoo and conditioner in the mail.

Fairly quiet week! I can't wait for spring to finally get here!

Thanks for reading!


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