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Climbing back on the wagon

It seems that if things aren't tight around here we don't watch every penny, then we spend until all those little pennies are gone.

So instead of beating my head against the wall of everything we have done badly in the last 2 weeks, I'm just going to hammer out a new plan. and kick myself in the rear to stick to it.

Why it is important to stick to it.
-I want a home
-I want a garden
-I want livestock
-I want to live in the country

-No tvs on during the day
-Eat every meal at home. No matter what
-Use homemade laundry soup
-No unnecessary driving
-Follow daily routine
-Give 100% at work
-work on cowl on wednesday
-photo a day


  1. We all have our setbacks. Sounds like you have the right attitude to turn things around. Good luck!

  2. I feel like we've been spinning our wheels for SO long. Its frustrating to be in this rut and not see an end in site OR to see an end and know its not the way you want it to go. But I keep telling myself, we'll get through this and it'll all turn out how its meant to be. I just have to focus. Just keep plugging away and don't give up!

  3. Best wishes as you set out to fulfill your new goals!!


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