There's just going to be weeks where things come up that throw curves in spending. I feel like if overall we make good decisions for ourselves in time, resources, and money, I'm still practicing thrift and economy. While of course the dog is our daughters, I can't help adding treats or things I think will help them both acclimate to each other. Both DH and I are ready to help her too. He was a surprise, but often the best things that come into life are. This is what passed for thrift this week.
- Found a discount at Fleet Farm for travel type hard kennel for my daughter. I used an additional coupon of $10 off $75 and added my pups food to the pickup order.
- Compared equivalent gates, baby section to dog. Same gate was $5 less in baby section.
- Brought items from home that needed eating combined with my daughters food and we had two meals Saturday for very little. ( Saved $$ to later get a wine flight at a cute wine bar)
- Picked more produce from my daughter's garden. I made a large pot of tomato sauce, sending some back with her. We washed and froze cherry tomatoes for another batch. The sauce made excellent goulash.
- Used up old bananas for muffins. Sent some home with my daughter to help her have quick in the go breakfast
- Used all the online resources for dog training support. They are coming along.
- Used more discounts on yet more pet supplies. Two crates/ kennels are needed for travel and different places in her house.
- WhatsApp provided free long distance calls and texts with our daughter in Spain
- Placed 3rd in Trivia so a $10 beer money for next time
- DH got my car oil changed. All's well on my car. It was odd driving college kid's car on the weekend.
- The few days of heat and humidity meant I can ed and out the AC on. It was so humid, you could slice the moisture in the house. I turned off again once the heavy feeling in house was gone.
- Used coupons to fill up gas. It went up again after being low on the weekend, so not good timing on my fill up.
I'll use more gas for a while helping to dog sit while she's both training and on her days she can't telework. It worked out fine and I think once he's fully trained, she can probably get a dog helper to let him out on a longer day. We'll have him come to us with his kennel if she's gone a weekend or even too long outside his normal down times into the evening, once he's more acclimated. What are grandparents for?