It's been freezing the past couple of days. On Saturday they had me on one of the end registers by the door and it was busy so the door was pretty much staying open and it was very windy and it was blowing right in my direction. I felt like I was working outside! Even the customers were complaining. Luckily I'm usually at the smoke shop register and it's right in the middle. By Thursday it's supposed to get up to 85 degrees.
I did some of the cleaning at the house next door today. I worked until 3:30 at my job and then came home and relaxed for an hour or so and then I went over there to find out there was no gas so I could not turn on the heater. So I did all the vacuuming (had to run an extension cord from this house) and cleaned a lot of dirt that was on the walls and cabinets. There was no water and Russell was not here to turn it on at the outside water thingy so I just used a spray bottle of that Lysol 4 in one cleaner. That stuff is awesome and smells so good, I use it now on all the houses we clean. I still have to do the bathroom and the kitchen sink/counters but I'll do it tomorrow when it's supposed to be warmer out.
I've been thinking about the things we do to save money and I'm trying to think of more. To save on the heating bill we close the bedroom doors in the daytime so we don't have to heat them. We don't open our bedroom until nighttime before we go to bed. The other bedroom is an office/ storage room and we don't open that door unless it's going to be used which is rare. We turn the heat down to low if neither of us is going to be home. We did not even start using the heater until we absolutely had to. Same with the air conditioner. We did not buy one until we could not stand the heat anymore.
Neither of us use much gas. We don't drive all over the place wasting gas and we don't work far from our jobs. I only use about $40 worth of gas a month. Even when I went to Moore to shop I didn't use that much gas because I get good mileage.
We use those money saving light bulbs. I don't know if it makes much of a difference but Russell insists on having them. :)
Sometimes we don't eat leftovers and they get thrown out. That's because I have not learned to cook less food after years of cooking for a crowd. If I don't put leftovers in the freezer or we don't eat them the next night they go to waste. That is something I can work on. I think I have been getting better lately.
Sometimes we are so busy we end up eating take out food. If I had some convenience type foods here that are healthy we would be less likely to eat out.
I need to shop sales more and get the lowest price possible. We need to get our freezer out of storage. Hear that Russell???Hint....Hint.
I found out today that my kids 2nd cousin died while shoveling snow and had a heart attack. What a shock. He's the cousin of my kid's Dad so I guess that would make him second cousin. He was not that much older than I am...maybe only about 3 or 4 years. So...take it easy if you have to shovel snow and are not used to such physical exercise. There are many deaths every year due to this. :(
One more thing. I heard we are going to get a bonus at work. It's kinda like a quarterly profit share type thing. I was not there long enough to get it when the last bonus came out but I think I have been now. I heard that it's going to be something like $295 but that's before taxes. I will probably get a bit less since it's based on 40 hours and I work a little less than that. If I do get it guess what? I'll be stocking up more.
Well that's it for tonight. I'm going to watch TV and work on my blanket.
Y'all have a wonderful evening.