Five Frugal Things Friday

Well, we started the week frugal since the power was out. So we didn’t go spend any money but it’s kinda been downhill for the rest. Being on the road, it’s been a Starbuck’s here a Starbucks there. Actually, I’m sitting in Starbucks writing this while I sip on passion tea lemonade. Hmmm, not frugal but heck, it is free wifi. Work pays for the hotel and B’s food so we’ve had to cough up for the rest.

  • No spend for 2 days, Sunday and Monday.
  • Shared meal expenses with B’s work
  • Didn’t have to pay for a hotel in Santa Barbara and still got a mini vacation
  • Electric bill came in lower than last month but still over $300.
  • ???? I got nothing.

Beautiful Santa Barbara

This has been the weirdest week. On Monday we had terrible rain, sleet, hail, and the wind. Most of the day was breezy but not bad. But Around 7 pm the wind started in like a freight train. It was very scary. Then @ 8 pm, we saw a huge flash and bang and one of our neighbor’s trees snapped in half and took out major power lines. I was really freaked since the wind kept going for at least another 2 hours. i finally took an Ativan and went to bed since my nerves were shot. So power was out for @ 26 hours. Tuesday was also very stormy and we weren’t sure whether we were going to leave.  But we got to SB and had a lovely drive down. B worked the next day at the co-op. I relaxed and we had a lovely time. We walked the beach trail both mornings and the one day I hit over 10,000 steps. i usually get to 8,000 or so but not quite 10,000 so I was pleased.

So we went to favorite french bakery Renaud’s. The best authentic french croissants this side of Paris.

Today we drove to San Luis Obispo so he can work that co-op. Then were going to check into the hotel and go check out Goodwill.