I mentioned in my first post that we gave up a second income for me to be able to stay home with the kids and homeschool. Well, the idea to homeschool came later, but it made the stay-at-home part pretty much permanent. So outside of an occasional windfall such as a tax return, my renovating and decorating projects have to be thrifty...very thrifty.
I was thrifty before it was cool. Hmmmm...reminds me of a country song. Anywho, I can remember my sister-in-laws joking about my mother-in-law washing out her ziploc bags to reuse them...and I'd think...um, I do that sometimes too. But I said nothing. I know, I know, I should have defended her...now I would.
All that to say that I can make a penny squeal...and that's pretty much how this blog is going to roll. I'm willing to spend money, if we have it, on the important things. Like windows. We just ordered a large window from Home Depot and are waiting for it to come in. It has been needed for some time now. But it could not be put off anymore. There is now a hole that I can put my finger through. Here's proof:
Can you say eeeeeew! I can sit on the couch and feel the wind blow down my back. Seriously. It just really deteriorated badly this winter. I can't wait for the new window to be put in! That new window was on sale, and it still cost about $600. Yeah...there goes a chunk of the tax return! It's a big, 3 part window. The middle is a picture window, with a double hung window on each side. It takes up half of the wall...not cheap to replace.
My next post will actually be a project I did. And I'm doing it in a few minutes ;)