Financially it was a flipping expensive month what with a new car, and a new driveway, plus nearly $1,400 spent on car repair bills, plus we had to fill up the furnace oil tank.
I am hoping May is a cheap month for us, mind you I am touching wood as I write that!!! A couple of good things money wise, I did manage to stay under budget with my grocery totals for the month of April. I spent $298.99 for the month with $78.12 in savings. There is a good deal on until Thursday for free milk at some of the Loblaws chain of stores. Milk is on for $1 a carton and here is a link for a $1 off coupon, making it free. I am in for $300 total again in groceries, paper products, cleaning products and personal products for the month of May.
I achieved another mini goal with Swagbucks. I cashed in enough points for $25 in Amazon e-cards, and have enough swagbucks as of the end of April for six $5 Amazon e-cards. As of the end of April I have enough swagbucks for 6 $5 Amazon e-cards, but can only cash in 5 per month. I am stocking up on Swagbucks so that when I get too busy I will still have enough to cash in for 5 $5 e-cards per month.
I was able to order my soil for the garden using the money I had saved up in my loonie and toonie pot. Still putting money into our sealed pot, can't wait until December to see how much we managed to save.
I managed to get some more gardening and grass cutting down on Monday before it started raining. We have a couple of Willow Trees in the garden and they are so messy always dropping their branches. So I had to clear all those before I could cut more grass. The end result though looks not too bad:
I am hoping to get some more weeding done this morning, weather permitting.
How are you getting on with your garden?