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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day 10 No Spend August / Rain Rain Rain


Only three weeks now until winter is officially over, and today the heavens opened up and forgot to close again. a simple task like putting out the trash or collecting the mail, means boots and an umbrella. Queensland is a drought state and we are constantly on water restrictions and as a result nobody ever complains about a good downpour, in fact it seems to cheer a lot of people up, I,m not one of them however it depresses me I definitely prefer to see the sun shining.

I had another no spend day today, there was no way I was going outside to tackle the elements. I only seem to have any trouble with my spending when others decide to help me (or sabotage me) spend my money. I,m fighting them all off with a big stick this month, perhaps I should have waited till I started back at work before I attempted this challenge. Anyway for the moment I am still on track.

Day 10 No Spend August

$170.40 still in the Kitty

Breakfast ~ Cereal & Banana
Lunch ~ A salad Sandwich with Cheese
Dinner ~ Spicy Lentil Hot Pot with a baked Potato
Snacks ~ Biscuits from my Pantry.
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  1. yippee for a no spend day!!!! Sometimes the rains are good for other things ;)

  2. Keep beating them will be glad you did!

  3. Sounds like your no spend August is going well :) I love rainy days, I never spend a penny! Keep it up Maureen. I'm rooting for you!

  4. Ah yes, the rainy days. We have had a lot of rainy days here in Iowa - in the U.S. I have woke up to about 1 inch of water yesterday and then again today in my basement and have spent each day using a wet dry vac to get the water out of the basement. You know what? It was clean rain water and my basement floor is the cleanest in the world and I have finally cleaned the basement out and gotten rid of a bunch of stuff.

    And - best of all - when I wanted to throw in the towel and go get some take out for supper, I didn't do it and we ate in.

    I remembered your No Spend August challenge for yourself and decided - I didn't have to spend anything today either.

    You inspired me.


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