Well, I just finished off day 15 of the Money Diet…quite successfully, I might add. As expected, I had a few more expenses last week – but nothing too bad. Day 11 got the most action. I gained 2.36 (food run for the boss) but then ended up spending 12.03 on some materials to make cookies, plus I caved and bought a loaf of bread. I did use up a punch card for a free bagel breakfast sandwich on Sunday, so that was a nice treat. I also talked myself outta buying a used copy of The Iliad…which was really easy when I discovered the bookstore was closed. Later, I checked out a book on the Trojan War from the school library and that satiated my want of extracurricular texts.
Now that I think about it, nothing happened (money-wise) Monday through Wednesday. I found out that my dad had another stroke and was taken to the hospital – the news really made me want to head to the bar and knock a couple cold ones back, but I refrained. I was actually pretty diligent about getting to school and back home…or to the hospital and home. So, with Sunday’s come up and loss I ended week 2 at (-45.20); I’m still just a hair above day 4, which remains my greatest spending day. If I averaged my daily spending on day 4 it would be 11.56 per day. My two week daily averages comes to a grand total of 3dollars and 20cents. Let’s see how low we can get that!
My supplies are dwindling. Ideally, I’d like to stretch my current food stock for 2 weeks, but one week before I need to buy a steak or something seems more attainable. The big players in my loot is a can of tuna, frozen pizza, chicken, 3 potatoes, and some pita chips and hummus. Actually, I completely spaced on my 10eggs and family sized bag of pancake mix…maybe 2 weeks isn’t too far off. For food, that is. My cat also needs food. Soon.
I’ve been really good about just drinking tea, and coffee, and water; so, I’ve had a jug of grapefruit juice last me a long while. I still have a good amount. Also, I scored a 2litre jug of Dr. Pepper today – at least I have some fun things to drink when I need a pick-me-up. I ran outta brown sugar a few days ago so my honey intake has increased…though I only have so much honey. Perhaps I’ll pilfer some sugar packets from the school’s coffee stand.
As I type I just spent 2.50 on laundry. Not bad. It’s kinda like a break even – gain a giant soda, lose 2.50 in quarters. The ol’ yin-yang wallet-dance. And, in the end I win clean articles of clothing a chaser for my bourbon. I just hope the week ahead of me goes smoothly. So far so good – the laundry puts me at under 3.20 for the last 15 days. Hopefully, I just end up getting cat food and a few produce items. I sense a bunch of eggs and pancakes for dinner coming up real soon…
Cheers to being cheap!