Nobody believes me when I say that I still have snow. So here's the proof. Some photos I took this morning on my way out to work. I haven't measured, but I guess I still have 4-6 inches on the ground, even after 4 days of sunny weather in the 40s. (Down the hill in the big city, they're in the 50s. People are walking around in shorts and shirt sleeves - it's sickening. Of course, I'll get my revenge in August when they're all sweating and uncomfortable and I'm breezy and wonderful up on the mountain.)
It's much better than it was a week ago. You can see the chair in front of my green basement doors ... a week ago that chair was not visible, the snow was so high.
I've been thinking about my post yesterday, and about money. Because I've made an engineer's salary my entire career, I've never had to budget, or even watch how or where the money goes. I think I'm going to challenge myself, make a budget and not spend any money over and above essentials for a month. If I feel like I want to buy something, I'll write it down on a list and see if I still think it's so important after the end of the month. I don't need to suffer (yet), but I do need more financial discipline. It's supposed to be a very rainy weekend, so I think it will be a good time to stay in, do some sewing, begin the financial planning and ... make more cheese!
Oh yes. I ordered the book Your Money or Your Life ... from the library! I should get it in a week or so.
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