Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #41

I am just amazed at how quickly the weeks pass here at the cottage. Life is not quite so hectic since most of the 4H classes have been completed. Still, I don't think I'm going to be seeing the "lazy days of summer" for a long while yet!
  • First month at Y was prorated and saved us several dollars. We had to pay only the start up fee and a day's payment. Check with your local Y and see if you may be eligible for a scholarship to pay part of the monthly cost. With one income and three kids at home, we qualified.
  • Two friends brought groceries.
  • I called the bank to verify a payment I'd made to the doctor's office last year. The office didn't credit my account, so I'm going to send copies of the payments. Hopefully, they will stop billing me for the $35 I already paid. 
  • I take my children to the library in town every week. They check out books, use their computers, and sometimes look at the microfilm. They even use the inter-library loan program.We pay $20 a year since we live outside the city limits, but we find it's worth it for us.
  • I received The Pirate's Code, a Mickey Matson movie for free for review.
  • I received a CD by Superchic for just $.49 plus one credit from Swap a CD for my girls.

  • My husband and kids turned a patch of grass into a little garden plot and put in a few herb and vegetable plants. 
Well, that's about it for now. 
Have a great week!


  1. Hi Laura,
    You have had a busy week.. But lots of accomplishments.
    Thank you for checking on me.. I am find.. Just so busy.. We have our house up for sale, and we are working on an older house , and plan to move, when we sell our house.. So much to do, and so little time.ha
    Have a great week.

  2. A new veggie garden will be great. The library is wonderful - I don't know what I would do without it! I borrow all our books, magazines and DVDs there. It saves us heaps.

  3. You're right Jane. The library saves us lots of money even though we have to pay a membership fee. My children read voraciously!

  4. It makes me smile to see your name in my inbox Judy. Thanks for talking back. I made my to do list today and it was too long!

  5. Good morning Laura, Hope you have a Fantastic weekend...

  6. Looks like a great week of savings. Totally agree about the library. We use ours constantly.

  7. Good morning Scrappy Quilter. I hope you get some sewing time today!

  8. Good morning, Renee. I hope you have a wonderful week!

  9. Sounds like a wonderful and blessed week.

  10. I just love the new look of your blog. It looks so summery :) It's always a joy to have you link up with Roses of Inspiration....thank you! Hugs!

  11. Sounds like a great week your way, and yes I agree the Library is definitely worth it. We even hire suitable DVD's when time permits. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings


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