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No lunch out

September 11th, 2012 at 10:21 am

My co-worker approached me to go to lunch with her today. I said no, of course! I brought my lunch and I stuck to it.

I emailed the guy that was interested in the wood burning stove for $400. I figured that no one else has really showed interest. And since I am $400 short for the first part of October, I might as well take it. It will get it out of my living room at least. He is going to come look at it next Wednesday. He is out of town until then. Keep your fingers crossed.

I was thinking about how much I spent eating out in July and the amount I spend on groceries. I don't know where I got the money from. I am cutting it close now so I definately don't know how I managed to eat out so much plus spend $400 on groceries. I am now making a list and spending between $200 and $250. I can definately tell a difference in how much cash I have on hand.

DS just called. The faucet at the other house has broken. I had to transfer him some money so that he could go to Home Depot and get a new one. He is going to install it.

No eating Out: 10/10
NSD: 7/10
No Soda: 0/1(totally failed)

8 Responses to “No lunch out”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    It's nice you have a handy son! Great job on not eating out and fingers crossed that the stove is out of your house soon.

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    Great job on resisting eating out! Yay you! Smile
    I was curious about your grocery budget....is it just you and your dd? I was also curious as to if you coupon and/or plan your meals out. It seems you spend a lot of money for the two of you...not trying to be critical, just curious Smile

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I thought my grocery bill was kind of high but I had nothing to compare it to. But basically everything that is need for the house for two weeks is included, including dog food, cat food and cat litter, shampoo, toilet paper, etc. I have really cut back on it though since I started making a list. I was spending over $200 every two weeks now it is down to about $125 every two weeks.

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    I think $200 to $250 sounds really reasonable per month especially including household goods and pet supplies! We budget $750 for a family of 5 and are constantly struggling to stay within that.

  5. starfishy Says:

    hi five on the "no" to the eating out invite!! Smile

  6. crazyliblady Says:

    I agree to the high five on the no eating out. Maybe ask your coworker to join you for a lunch in or a potluck. Maybe she/he does not realize you are on a budget and trying to save money.

    I sometimes like to eat my lunch outside while sitting under a tree on a bunch. Not if it's a windy day, though.

    I think $400 is pretty reasonable for groceries. Up until a month or so ago, we were spending over $700. I have that cut down to about $480-$500. It depends on what the menu is and whether I have to purchase any more expensive household supplies.

  7. PNW Mom Says:

    I see...it makes sense that toiletries and pet food are also included. Thanks for sharing and again....great job!

  8. snafu Says:

    Good on you sticking to your plan. I hope it's getting easier and know it's healthier than high sodium, high fat restaurant foods. Hope the tap set is easy to install and you're able to get all those rental house problems behind you.

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