What We Want To Buy

It's no secret that both the Hubby and I like to window shop and daydream about things we would buy if we had an unlimited amount of money to blow on random stuff. My office/craft room would probably be packed floor to ceiling with tons of crafting supplies I would never use. Hubby, he would have a massive collection of musical instruments.

Tonight I caught him "window shopping" online, looking at guitars we can't afford right now. He's making a list of "things I will own in the next 10 years", and apparently this eric krasno electric guitar made it's way onto that list tonight.

Honestly, I'm glad we can't afford even a fraction of the stuff we say we would love to have one day. Our house is tiny, and it's already bursting at the seems. It would take an army to clean a house big enough to fit all the stuff we would want, so I'll stick to my happy little frugal life in my little house with my little family.

Shopping For Mechanical Thing For The Hubby

I've been doing a lot of research for the Hubby tonight, and I must say my brain is hurting. We've had a lot of vehicle breakdowns over the last year, and Hubby is our resident mechanic. We save a ton of cash by buying our own parts and having him do our mechanic work versus taking our vehicles to a shop.

We couldn't do this if Hubby hadn't spent a majority of his life working on cars, but thankfully he has the skills to fix most of our issues. Currently our Duramax is in pieces. He decided to tackle three things at once, a head gasket replacement, cracked tailhousing replacement, and a transfer case rebuild, so needless to say he's been spending a lot of time turning wrenches.

My office was confiscated and turned into his "rebuild room" for the time being, so I'm stuck working at the kitchen table. That's no fun for me when I'm trying to avoid distractions like the kids squealing in the background, so I've been trying to help him revamp our garage into a better work area. I would personally prefer for all the "car stuff" to stay in the garage!

So, I asked Hubby to make a list of things for the garage that would make it a much better work environment. Of course the first thing on the list is super expensive, but it's something he's wanting for a long time. Hubby wants a car lift, ya know, that thing the mechanic drives your car on to lift it in the air. Honestly, I'm all for it, too, because I'm tired of scrubbing dirt and grease off the back of his shirts from all the time he's stuck on his back on the ground under our cars.

So, tonight the research began. I've been reading about a ton of different lifts trying to find the best one for us at the cheapest price. I have to keep in mind that we need a big one, something big enough to lift our super huge super heavy diesel truck. Plus I decided I need to check out the safety features on auto lifts to be sure I'm spending my money wisely on something safe.

Whew, who knew shopping for Hubby could be so difficult...and costly? I'm still dealing with a little bit of sticker shock after seeing the one he wants costs over $4000! He better expect this to be his birthday, anniversary, Father's Day, and Christmas present all rolled into one for at least a decade!

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Been Away

I know it's been a few months since I posted, but we hit some really rough times financially. I haven't been posting because the cable bill was one of the first big expenses that had to go. I held onto my cable internet for as long as I could, but eventually I had to ditch that, too. That really sucks when you mainly work from home on your computer, but I have found ways around it. Public wifi has been my friend, but I spend what little time I have in those locations getting my work done instead of blogging. I could also use my phone for internet, but the truth is I absolutely hate trying to type blog posts on that tiny little screen.

The good news is financially things are getting better, and I was able to add my internet back to our monthly budget. We agreed it's one thing we can afford to have now because it really is more of a necessity to us. My husband has started his own woodworking business, so it's a benefit to him, too. I'll be opening up his online store soon.

Then I hope to get back to blogging on a regular basis even if it's just on my personal blog. I don't really care if anyone reads it because I blog for myself. It's my outlet when I'm so stressed I feel like I'm going to break or when my anxiety gets the best of me. I do plan on popping in here as much as I can to share coupons and deals as I find them. I'm very thankful for coupons as they've really helped me keep food on the table over the last couple of months, and I'm trying to get back into the full time couponing game.