What a day! We’ve ‘put the garden to bed’. We’ve had a massive chop, slash, compost and shred day. We’ve stacked and moved logs. We’ve learnt how to split logs………….. and have decided to hire a log splitter and have a noisy generator driven day of compressed splitting and stacking. My patio is bare again as the veggies have been picked, pickled or just eaten. All that remains is my mini-green house full of chilli peppers and as yet, I have not decided what to do with them. Some will go into chutney and some have an undecided fate.
We’ve cleaned the car, swept the drive, scrubbed the deck and patio and slept in the sun.
Today is budget day where we look ahead at possible expenses and start to make extra cuts from our budget to accommodate them. It’s now I start to get ready for the January cost of taxing the car, as well as the possible repairs which may not be covered under warranty (it’s making a worrying noise! and is off to the garage on Wednesday). Our slim budget means we just have to go short of anything ‘nice’ when we have expenses to meet. But, we’ll worry about that on Wednesday.
The good news is that we made an extra £65 on eBay this week, which will go towards something we need. It’s been a busy but good end to a fantastic summer holiday.