It's been a minute since I last posted. Nothing really excited to report from the ole' frugal homestead...........LOL! I wish I had a homestead but I digress.
We've just been plugging along, paying more towards the car to get it paid off early, putting more money into an emergency fund because HELLO-we all know that Murphy will come along at the least affordable time, putting money into an account to pay for vacation. Yes, you read that correctly. This is where we diverge from good old Dave Ramsey. We take vacations while paying off debt. A big however-HOWEVER we pay cash for it. Well we do charge the hotel room but I quickly pay that off the first day that I can which is usually the next day after arriving home.
I've recently decided to put some cash in an envelope to keep at home. I don't know how much cash we will accumulate but....this could come in handy if the power is out for any period of time and stores can't take debit cards and ATM machines are down. Do you do this? If not, I urge you to think about it. Yes I know that having cash around can be dangerous in more ways than one. Firstly I may spend it but...........it is something I think we should do.
Speaking of preparing, I attended a Carolina Preppers meeting this past Saturday. Now those folks are preppers. I don't know if will ever be at their level or if I want to be at their level but it did give me something to think about. They not only talk about it, they live it. They practice by having camping weekends with no access to electricity etc..........I would fail that experiment for sure. It's like I told this one guy- I do not want to be off grid. That is not the kind of homestead I want but hey it is what he wants so more power to him.
I know it's a bit early but are you getting prepped for Fall? I saw in Walmart this Heater Buddy contraption that I keep saying I am going to buy well I will buy one this year. It uses those small containers of propane gas to heat a small room and they are safe to use indoors. I've read many rave reviews. I am not a fan of kerosene due to the scent of it so I am going to try this.
So how are all ya'll? Anything exciting going on in your world?