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Down to $25

July 19th, 2012 at 11:36 am

I spent $20 on gas and $8 on lunch today. My gas gauge was showing almost empty when I drove to work, so I decided to go take care of it at noon. The $20 only took it up a little over half-full, but that should serve for the rest of the month.

I didn't pack a lunch today because I had nothing cooked and ready at home. I took out sausage and chicken to thaw last night, but I can't really cook raw food at work. I was going to just pick up some drumsticks at the grocery, but decided the whole rotisserie chicken would be a better deal. I ate the legs and wings and some of the breast. There is still plenty of meat to use in other dishes.

But it's a little daunting to be down to $25. And I still have 12 days left. That's about $2 a day!

I spotted another good condo online, so I may have to make another trip up to Evanston. My realtor is seeing whether I can get in tomorrow. He's going on vacation next week, so I just have to stop looking and tempting myself for a while!

Oh, and I forgot to say that saved myself $182 today! I cancelled my room reservations for the Florida wedding trip, because I found I could stay with my son's family at a condo they are borrowing from a friend for the weekend. I hate to invade their privacy, but $182 is $182!

6 Responses to “Down to $25”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck...seems the money is getting a bit tight!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, indeed. Of course, I really DO have money. Just coming awfully close to the ceiling I chose.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Great savings on the FL trip!

    You have a real planning challenge ahead to stick with just the $25 for the next 12 days .. but I think you can do it!

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Good luck with your limits. It would be nice to find $20 on the side of the road! I think the FL hotel was a good idea. I'll bet they'll be happy to have you with them.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Yeah, I think they'll be glad to have Grandma around when they want to step out in the evening!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you could save money on the Florida trip. Hopefully the rest of the month will be easier on your budget.

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