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Well...it's cold

January 30th, 2019 at 05:55 am

Woke up to an actual temperature of -21F this morning. It's cold! Never seen my big dog poop in such record time. He's now recovering by the heating vent. I'm trying to wait to let the little dog out until it heats up a bit more (maybe to -17 or something balmy like that).

In preparation for being tucked in today, I stopped by Target and purchased some groceries (supplemented with a gift card) and filled up my tank of gas. We have a garage, but I wasn't taking chances. Plus, I won't be driving for awhile as I'm having a c-section!

On a separate note, I am pleased as pie that I opened the second checking account and have my expenditure budget for the pay period directly deposited there. It really makes knowing exactly how much money I have so much simpler. One account for bills, one for expenditures. Perfect! I'm also really trying to project out expenses two weeks ahead of time. That helps too. Anything I don't spend from the expenditure account will be deposited into the emergency account, even if it's chump change.

Once I'm feeling a bit better, I'm looking forward to cleaning and organizing my pantry. I want to get at our freezers too and clean out some things. I'd like to use those spaces much more strategically. Instead of waiting until freezing after we're done eating 2 or 3 nights or a recipe, I'm going to freeze a batch or two right after I make them. I'm hoping this will help with food waste and assist us when things get hectic.

The Instant Pot DH bought me for Christmas ended up having a fatal error when I went to use it. It was very disappointing. Since he bought it on Black Friday, I went through the company for a replacement. They must have had some trouble because they're behind in production. Over a month and I STILL have not gotten my replacement. It's frustrating because I was really excited about making my own yogurt. I'll keep hounding the company week after week.

5 Responses to “Well...it's cold”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Stay warm!!

  2. James Says:

    Um...wow. Isn't negative 21 like dangerously cold?

  3. alliecat79 Says:

    James, there are people out and about but you've got to stay covered up well. We've experienced bitter cold before. This time, I at least didn't have to walk my dogs in it because we have a fenced yard.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you are feeling better. The weather earlier this week was horrible.

  5. James Says:

    Oh man --- I live in Oregon and the coldest its been this winter has been like 38.

    I can't even imagine how my apartment would do in that weather. All my windows are single pane and my door is kinda drafty...which isn't great from an energy usage perspective, but its fine if your winter low is 40.

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