Long time, no type!
Well, I’m just gonna jump right in here like I haven’t been taking huge breaks from this blog for the past year and a half, ok?
So I don’t know if you’ve noticed (ha!), but the price of pretty much every single thing has gone through the roof.
Trips to the grocery store have been an adventure ever since that one big thing happened in 2020. And it’s just getting worse.
I figured the best way to do better about my spending habits is to jump back into this blog. I mean, I’ve been using this thing to help me save more money (and stay accountable to saving more money) since 2016.
And those were easy years compared to now.
I mean, it is February in Ohio, so that’s not exactly shocking. Still, any time you get a fat layer of ice topped with another layer of snow…well, you’d better prepare for power outages and shut ins.
And that’s what we’ve been doing this week!
After taking a good 9 months (plus?) off blogging, I’m finally back in the saddle.
Time to dust off the old “5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week” series and see what fun things we can add to it.
It’s challenging to come up with ideas I haven’t shared before. I mean, come on…I’ve done 162 of these things! I can’t promise there haven’t been repeats.
But I do my darnedest to try to come up with outside the box ideas whenever I can. (Also, I just learned how to spell darnedest for the first time.)
We live in southern Ohio, where we tend to get either a lot of snow, or hardly any at all. Our winters are unpredictable anymore.
This year, we’re getting lots of snow!
It makes me happy that we always prepare as though it will be one of those cold, snowy winters. It’s nice having plenty of food in the house and a backup plan in case the power goes out (which always happens at the worst time!).
For over a year now, our house has been on strike.
First it was the refrigerator that gave up the ghost. Followed closely by the dishwasher.
Then the stove and the toaster.
Slowly, we have replaced every appliance in our home in the course of 15 months.
I think the house was getting warmed up with cheaper fixes before it moved on…to things like the furnace. And the roof.
Needless to say, it’s time for another #yearofno. We hope this one is much shorter than the last one!
Well hello again!
I’m sorry to say that I haven’t blogged so inconsistently in the entire time I’ve written at Medium Sized Family as I have in 2020.
This year has stretched me in so many new ways. Some days I feel like I’m rocking the Little House On the Prairie life. Other days, I can’t even get a load of dishes clean (let alone anything else).
I have a feeling I’m not alone. 😉
This week, school started back for our kids. We’ve got some of them back in public school, and some of them I’ll be homeschooling. As in traditional homeschool…which is a lot of work!
But, I hope the new school year will give us a chance to get back to something resembling a routine. And maybe I can make more time for writing. (It’s my favorite part of blogging!)