The temperature this morning was, with wind chill, -47C. It didn't climb that much higher, ending the afternoon at -43C.
It's time for an update, I think.
I spent the weekend having way too much fun with a friend. We stayed up too late, drank too much, played "Guitar Hero", ate pizza, watched a couple of movies and probably embarrassed two of her kids a bit, too. It was awesome. I need to take more time off work and do things like that more often!
I did spend a bit during my hedonistic weekend, however:
Dessert, Coke $23.76 (strawberries, $7.99!! Ouch...)
Milk (x 2), $13.64
I think I made up for that, however (and the fact the purchases were, again, NOT cash), by depositing $36.00 worth of rolled coin into my gift fund on Monday morning. I was surprised I had so much, but it adds up really quickly. Another bonus of cash only - found money in the form of change.
I also returned the second book I bought the other day. I thought it might be interesting, or something I could use, but it's not really designed for single people. It was called "Once a Month Cooking" and had all kinds of recipes and strategies for cooking a ton of food once a month and freezing the dinner entrees. I'm just not sure it would be worth my while to, firstly, buy all the equipment necessary for this grand scheme and secondly, whether it's actually a practical undertaking in a TINY kitchen. I'm thinking most likely not...
Anyhow, I have my fabulous new crockpot and I think that's more than sufficient for one person to make a week's worth of meals.
I've taken out $200 in cash, to have for my new cash only undertaking. I used $3.50 this morning because I woke up at 8am (and start work at 8:30!), so I had no time to have any breakfast or throw something together for lunch. I'm not certain how long this will last me, but I'm aiming for a month. Wish me luck!
Today I made yet another return. I had bought some tape and a tape gun for packing, but decided I could borrow a gun instead. So I returned it!
My total returns for the week amount to $194.66! Most of that is the snowshoes, but that's pretty substantial overall, n'est ce pas?
One of my comments from my last post was from a reporter at the Yukon News, one of our two newspapers and the only daily. He came across my blog and is interested in doing an article about it and my attempts at saving money here in Whitehorse. I'm thinking about this as I think it would be fun, but part of what I like about this blog is my anonymity.