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Day 1 Snow!
Day 2 Home Depot
Day 3 Now You Know
Day 4 Soup Duo
Day 5 Let it Flow (x3)
Day 6 Two Trees in Tow
Day 7 Secure Window
Day 8 House All Aglow
Day 9 Ice Floe!
Day 10 Good Throw
Day 11 Idea for Dough
Day 12 Where Do You Want to Go?
Day 13 Squash to Stow
Day 14 Spending Woe
Day 15 Getting Low
Day 16 Watch it Grow
Day 17 Cooking Show
Day 18 *****o
Day 19 Cookie Crypto
Day 20 Toasted Marshmallow
Day 21 Feeling So-so
Day 22 Tummy Rut Roh
Day 23 Repaired Auto
Day 24 Wegman's prices? Whoa!
Day 25 Ho Ho Ho
Day 26 Updates Are Slow
Day 27 Land Ho!
Day 28 Healing Glow
Day 29 Silly Munroe
Day 30 The Big 3-0
Day 31 Done-zo
Reduce excess crap in your pantry

Extreme NoSpend

Remember how I did NoSpend November last year? Well this year I decided to try it in December. There are a couple of reasons for this shift. First of all I had a vacation planned already for November so I didn't want to skimp on it since vacations for me are so rare. The other reason is that while last November was difficult (primarily because of football season) it wasn't as big a stretch to pull off. Christmas is a big spending time and I found that instead of really saving on holiday spending, it could have been differed. So is it really no spend? Tough call. So in that spirit I modified one rule from 09. No Christmas stockpiling.


No Change November sprung as a result of things being moved to December. I can now compare it to December as well as last November. I also get a chance to see if I am able to track spending when it is happening all the time. Lets see how it all goes! Also of note, I am changing how I list acquired and consumed. If I acquired a cookie and ate it all in the same day, it will only be listed in consumed. Acquired will only be present for things that make it to the end of the day. The exception to this is cashflow.

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Cash: $40 (-$60)

Day 4: Soup Duo

I polished off the Lucky Charms today. A real drag. I have to be more careful about what I spend. Having $100 made me feel unstoppable but I think I will need to get together some things for medical reimbursements in a hurry so I can get some money back there too. Gas was 35 and a Christmas tree was 25. Ick. Down to 40 bucks now. It 'might' be enough gas to get me home for Christmas but not too likely I will have it in a couple weeks. My thought was I better put it in the tank now before I spend the money. I found something in the shed that I can return to Lowe's though. Saw a few things actually.. I'll see what I can do. Tomorrow I am going to do some more planning with regard to presents and getting money. Also I am going to help Leigh out with a sink installation. We met up at Lowe's today and selected what she needed. I came home to some turkey soup on the stove. I made some soup of my own though for dinner to share and ate the existing soup for lunch. Actually I adjusted the lunch one a little. Both ended up being good. The evening was rounded off with VT winning the ACC championship and trying to sort out Christmas lights.


Acquired: Christmas tree, gas, soup leftovers
Consumed: $60, Lucky Charms, lunch soup

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