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Another Storm, Another Power Failure, and Coin Jar Update

October 7th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

We lost power again last night again during a windstorm. Fortunately it was only for a couple of hours in the middle of the night, it didn't really affect us and we didn't lose any food because of it.

We've started using the wood stove for heat now anyway and will be for the rest of the year and through spring of next year, so we had heat. It'll be nice not to have a heating bill. All that work we did the summer of '07 will finally pay off. It's nice dry wood now and it heats very well compared to some we've had in the past.

I cleaned out my coin compartment in my purse today and had five ones so I added $7.12 to my coin jar.

$11.14 starting balance
$07.12 added
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$18.26 new balance

Not bad for only one week into October. All coin jar money goes towards vacation. DH says he put some money in there too, so the amount is a bit higher, but I don't want to dump and count it out. He doesn't think it was more than fifty cents.

2 Responses to “Another Storm, Another Power Failure, and Coin Jar Update”

  1. homebody Says:

    We bought a few cords from the people across the street who brought it from their parents ranch.

    DH made a new "wood area" and has it all stacked nicely. It will be for next winter. The cost was really minimal next to what it would have cost to drive a truck up in the mountains.

    Lots of wood, a full freezer/pantry and you are ready!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Yep. Fortunately the only to cost to us was three days of hard work and the $75 rental fee for the splitter.

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