Thursday, January 15, 2009

Week 3 Mid-Week Update

This has been the oddest week for me. For starters I was out of town Sunday and Monday. I got home around noon on Tuesday, so I didn't get to start my week on Sunday, which totally messed me up. Then today (Thursday) was payday for both David and I. Like I've said before all my checks go to debt and/or savings, so I never count on them. But I hate when he gets paid in the middle of the week. The challenge with my friends is going really well. This is the first week I've been able to participate since I was on vacation last week. I've had the urge to go buy a few things, but then I remember that I'll have to "confess" and I realize it really isn't worth it after all. I am making a list of things that I think I'll need, but won't buy because of the challenge. If they stay on there for 2 weeks then I'll talk it over with David and see if we both think we need it. I'm finding, however, that within the 2 weeks I realize they really aren't worth and I lose interest in that item. And I also started a game with myself. I'm seeing if I can find or make somethings on that list. For example, I need some sort of shelf to store my stockpile on. My first instinct was to go buy one at Wal-Mart. But then I remember I can't spend money! So now, I'm trying to come up with a way to make one. It's fun being creative about what I have on hand.

Budget Check In: $ Actual ($ Budget)
Food: $0 ($0)
Gas: $20 ($20)
Cash: $40 ($40)
Misc: $0 ($50)

So far, everything is right on plan, and I haven't touched that $50 misc!!!! I can really see how the challenge is working for us.