Been a while, ain't it. Life has changed quite a bit since I last updated. I still garden, I still penny-pinch, I still stockpile. But I bought that house, and I even paid off all my debt, but for my mortgage. Car, medical, credit cards, all of it, gone and by God, it will never be seen again.
I drank the Dave Ramsey kool-aid. Pitchers of it. I knuckled down and paid off over $9,000 in about a year. Next on the list, building my bank account back up to over 5 figures. To the left of the decimal. :) As I sit today, I am at $840. Yes, less than the Dave approved $1,000 in baby step 1, but I got sick at the end of BS 2, so I tapped into the Baby Emergency Fund for a little of it. At least it isn't on a credit card...
I have a few 'big' things to do right now: take my cats to the vet for their annual shots, get 2 new tires, get my car tuned up and checked out. Once those are done, which should be around the end of August, I will start going full-throttle on the Fully Funded Emergency Fund (BS 3). Until then, check back for updates and inventive ways I am saving!