Saturday, June 13, 2009

Firewood and grocery shopping.....

I am trying to find a good price on firewood. Prices range quite widely I find and I am still not 100% sure who I am going to go with. Basically I am going to get 1 year old, half dry wood. The cheapest place is $290 a bush cord, another place $320, and another place $350. The $290 is in the town just down the road from us, so pretty convenient and his name was given to us by the fireplace store.

Oh, and the fireplace store gave me this link to a website that I can get a piece of tin panel for my fireplace. I would love to put in a tin ceiling in our kitchen at some point. I love the look, I also like the idea of a tin back splash as well.

I went to the city on Friday grocery shopping, the city has a population of 27,000 which actually surprised me, as it doesn't feel that big. Anyhow I have discovered a couple of things that save me money. At Zehrs they put 50% stickers on their deli, salads, bakery. I stocked up on a pile of bread, buns, bagels and an apple pie, all at 50% off, so that saved me a bunch a money.

Then in Sobey's its their meat department where they put their 50% stickers. I picked up 5 fresh chicken breasts for $8.50 and a pork roast for under $4. All these good buys are helping stock my freezer. Both these grocery stores are opposite one another, so its very convenient.

I also filled my gas propane BBQ tank for $10 today, as this place was having a 3 day sale...YEAH!! Then when I got home there was a message on the phone from "K" to say he wanted $1950 (taxes incl) to supply and install the skylight in the attic and for all the work on the roof. I wasn't impressed. I thought it would be closer to $1500, so I am getting another company in next week to give me a quote. Dh has got the roof pulled down in the attic and only has the knee walls to pull apart now. Well done DH!!!

6 comments:

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Your new life is certainly throwing up new challenges.

Margaret

scrappy quilter said...

I'd get a second quote too. Hope you have a relaxing weekend. Hugs.

Winifred said...

My you're coping with all that new stuff and the flies too.

Decadent Housewife said...

Population numbers are likely skewed as the town may include numbers from the township they are located in.

Our local town should only be 15,000 but shows far far more on account of amalgamating municipal governments and adding in us bumpkins living in the township.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Sounds like you are making good headway on your renovations!

Patty said...

Sounds like you found some good bargains on the bread and meat. I would stick with the fellow down the road for the wood. Have a great week-end, at least what's left of it.