Saturday, September 27, 2014
Talking trash and watching my pennies some more
Up early this morning, I got a load of wash going, and then headed over to the transfer station for my second run of trash and recycling for the month. While I did see that our ratio of trash to recycling has improved since moving here and making more noise 2 weeks ago about reducing actual trash output (today, we had 3 kitchen bags of trash, 6 kitchen bags of recycling plus several cardboard boxes), I still am over what I have been budgeting. I had already over spent 2 weeks ago, and did so once again. So, I will double my trash fees in the budget yet continue to be vigilent about reducing what is tossed into the garbage bin vs getting recycled. Trash costs me $$. While I naturally expected even this area of our budget to increase somewhat, doubling it, however, is not in my financial cards. We will trudge forward.
This is a (hopefully) non shopping weekend. My car is topped off with fuel from earlier in the week, I twice visited grocery stores, dropping at least $50 in the process. Time to tally the receipts and see where I stand as we move into October. Luckily, my menus are set, the shelves are full. We are on a 2 week hiatus until the Fall CSA starts up, but we still have plenty of fresh vegetables on hand, as well as canned/frozen. I did stop at a local, organic farm and pick up this:
While at the transfer station, I purused the give away, aka "freebie" sheds and came home with this: