I've read several blogs and left comments at a few so now I'll introduce US - though it's just ME who will be blogging!
I'm 55, single, and living with my 65-year-old partner. He's a wonderful, wise man who's a little rough around the edges. Between the two of us we have four adult children and seven grandchildren. We don't live near any of them! Wish that we did but, for now it's either a four hour or 8 hour commute to see any of them.
We live on his SS check which is small - very small. So we know a thing or two about living on less. He likes to say we can squeeze a quarter out of a nickle. Well, maybe a dime out of a nickle...
We live 10 miles out of a small town on 10 acres in an old mobile home. Maybe to some people we'd be considered trailer trash! But, for those of you who need more info, the trailer is a 1971 Marlette, 12x60 foot with a factory built 8x20 foot addition. The addition is part of the living room and contains a wood stove. This mobile home was GIVEN to my man!!! The best kind of gift - FREE!!!! All the windows are wood framed, vinyl clad thermopane - replaced by the previous owner. The home's roof has never leaked and we're snug as a couple bugs in here. Because it's a mobile home, our taxes are lower and the land is listed as agricultureal. We have a large garden, a wood shed and a Christmas tree plantation that should be harvested this fall. A tree farmer planted part of the acreage and he helps pay the taxes every year. When the trees are harvested we get paid a final fee for each tree.
We live UNLIKE most folks. We shop for supplies about once a month; do not use a dryer though we have one, don't have cable or satellite TV, and seldom ever go anywhere. So that means we better get along with one another 'cause we're together most of the time.
This blog will be mostly about our little cost saving measures; an occassional rant regarding our lovely government's use of the taxpayer's money' and whatever else catches my attention at the time. It is, after all, my Blog.
Leave comments if you like but please leave the manure at the door. I don't bother arguing with ignorant people.