Monday, September 27, 2010

One of the many things we accomplished this weekend was to get the rain barrels assembled and in place. I ordered them at 1/2 price for a 35th Anniversary gift for Bob this year. LOVE a sale, we still need to rework the down spouts on the gutters so they will drain directly into the barrels (maybe next weekend). So why rain barrels you ask as did our oldest Daughter who thinks I am very odd. Last year we used twice as much water as the same time this year yet our water bill has more than doubled in size, a whopping $84.00 this month alone. Back when we had the drought we were on mandatory rationing and the water company increased the rates to detour folks from using so much water. The drought has been over for a few years now but the rates never came down, in fact they went up again. We hope buy setting up the barrels we can use the run off water for the garden and save a few bucks in the process. We have had 2 1/2 inches of rain the past 2 days, hope we will have a little something in our barrels to show Rambo man this weekend! We will be adding an additional garden at the back of our yard next spring so that will mean double the watering next year. maybe the barrels will help with the garden costs.
Didn't even get started on the green tomatoes today but I somehow filled the entire day doing odds and ends as well as a trip to CVS to play the coupon game, spent $22.43 saved $53.03, Ya Baby. Took Heather and Tyler out for supper tonight then on the BJ's to load up on Halloween treats and a few other things. Baby Karsyn Rylee will arrive Oct 25th just in time for Halloween figured I better get Mom stocked up while she still has a little energy at the end of the day, even though she thinks I am off my rocker!! Tomorrow is a full day with Kara so I am grounded, maybe I can get to the green tomato's and okra, Kara loves to hang out with me in her Baby Bjourn.

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