Saturday, September 20, 2008
Enjoyable Cents Saving and Preparing for Winter.
I spent part of my day today cleaning out the fireplace and filling it with limbs and twigs from our backyard.
I know it seems silly because the wood won't burn long but at least it will keep us a little warm and stretch our pricey (and chemically) fireplace logs that we bought last winter when our electricity when off.
I also started making a pile outside where we can grab more as needed. It's a meager start but it's something and it's free for the taking. Dryer lint works well as a firestarter. I've started keeping a few balls of it in an old egg carton in the laundry room.
Too bad we don't have any dried buffalo chips so I could pretend I was a pioneer woman. Because that would smell so good.
I also spent a little time helping Big Girl write a thank you to a little girl who sent her a Princess and the Pauper dvd. It's actually not sickly sweet like you'd expect a Barbie movie to be. Good day so far.