Out went the 2 ancient air rifles that had moved from the smallholding to Ipswich and from Ipswich to here. Colin used to use them for getting pigeons and Son liked shooting at targets but they were in poor condition after being shoved in and out of cupboards for nearly 30 years. So I took them to the auction rooms where I discovered the small one was Russian - heavens knows where Colin got it from all those years ago.
Several things sold at the boot sale
Big bag of books and leftover stuff from the boot sale to charity shop.
Last of Colin's clothes to charity shop.
Few other things to WI car-boot sale
Cookery books to charity shop
Odd storage jars and some pyrex to charity shop
Tool box and some tools to Youngest's Other Half
County Council Spouses pension, £58 for the air rifles, £62 from the boot sale, repayment of loans from family, small bits of interest from savings.
The usual food for me and the cat,direct debits for phones and charity and diesel for the car. Other expenses..................
Flea stuff for the cat
Hair cut for me
Gas cylinder for the cooker
Half year water bill - just a bit under £60, the same as February's bill.
The quarterly electric bill arrived a few days early at the end of August rather than first days of September and has been paid, £30 less than the same quarter last year - handy.
I've used some of my car-boot income to send for 2 of the new Furrowed Middlebrow books - hopefully I shall get my money back as I'm going to give them to BiL so he can give them to me for Christmas.......Very Good Plan I think.
Family Take-Away meal
My pictures from the art exhibition
All other expenses have been small amounts like postage, car boot finds, grandchildren stuff......and Jigsaw puzzles for me. Plus coffee and cakes in churches ..........which goes down as Charity donations................clever accounting!
- Eating from the Garden and Greenhouse....... Plums, late summer raspberries,
- Put lots of boxes of roast mix veg into the freezer (all home grown except for a few carrots)
- Still mixing milk half and half with water.
- Reading Library books for free.
- Using bread maker for my bread
- Made big batch of red tomato, pepper and onion chutney.
- More big tomatoes put into freezer - for something
- Red Peppers into freezer
- Elderberries picked and into freezer ready for Elderberry Syrup.
- Several packs of reduced yellow sticker local produced sausages from Co-op into freezer.
- A wooden cooker/sink play unit ready for Willows second birthday next April for £10 - Huge saving.
- Wooden railway bits from boot sale to add to some here - from which I will sort out a good collection for Florence's 3rd birthday in October. I'll sort my craft stuff to free up a storage box for her to keep them in.
A very good month, I'm pleased with the reduced electric bill and always happy when spending is less than my reduced income and that happened in July and August, so two months without needing to dip into savings. September will be more expensive because as well as the things mentioned yesterday there is the huge dentist costs when I get the tooth re-built and filled.........Tomorrow- Ugh.