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- April 18, 2007 at 3:41 am #251646Guest
To add on to your “frozen” treats idea-
We buy yogurt in the big bucket in vanilla flavor. I scoop it into
flat bottomed ice cream cones, drizzle some strawberry syrup and
sprinkles on top, and freeze them. The kids have pre-made “ice
cream” cones to eat! We’ve also done this with pudding, too. Jello
didn’t work out so hot. 😉
I agree on the AC. People didn’t use them 100 years ago, and
survived. Heck, look how women dressed in the 1800’s, with all those
massive heavy layers of clothing, head to toe!
We’re moving now, but for the last 3 summers, it’s been hot and
miserable- made more so because the house we’re in has a 3 panel (an
extra panel, basically) slider facing the west, and very little over
hang from the roof. Basically, come 1pm, the house becomes an oven,
even if we shut the curtains. My husband’s chair is right in front
of it (lack of being able to rearrange furniture due to dumb
architect and useless non-wall space), so he bakes in the summer. We
run the ac sparingly, but the unit was built when the house was- in
the 50’s. It barely cools off the air at all, so we make use of
fans. He’ll use the AC, too, but it doesn’t do much.
Can’t say I’ll miss that wall when we move!
We also BBQ out just about every night. A tank of propane lasts us
half a summer, so we spend about $35 on propane for summer. The
electricity used to heat the oven every night, and the added strain
on making the house even warmer, though, is much more expensive. 😉
Also, the apartment building we’re moving to has a pool, so that
will be NICE. If it gets too hot in the house, we go swim. Without
paying for gas or a parking permit (all the parks around us charge
$20 per year, or $5 per visit to go to). I can’t wait!
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “tracyforsyth2001”
> To keep costs low we don’t have A/C the summer can get hot here
> have learned to survive without it,
> *we hang dry our laundry.
> *We bar b que what we can,
> *I give the kids frozen juice boxes and frozen puddings as a
> mak sure these are on sale when I buy them.
> *I don;t have my kids in day care so I don’t have that cost.
> *Check out swimming at the public pool,
> *if the kids are young and you have a back yard set up a tent for
> to play in
> *Most amusemnet places have special days/times with reduced
> go then and bring the lunch and drink thing.Atleast bring water
> that will save a bundle
> *get summer clothes at second hand stores or thrift stores
> * we check the store for marked down meats and produce year round
> Thats all I can think of now
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