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Spending by Month

How We Spent our Money in October

November is halfway through and I have to confess I’ve been procrastinating on our monthly budget update. The jobs are starting to blur together, and we have family coming to visit in a week, so we’ve got noses to the grindstone in an attempt to get the boys moved into their new room before our guests arrive! Still, we are determined to stay accountable, so here is what we did in October. Jobs Done As the weather turned colder, we…

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How We Spent our Money in September

September went by so fast. While we’re anxious to start the more exciting jobs, we still had a lot of settling in to do. Long story short, our house is more functional, but still not very pretty. Jobs Done This month Carl fitted our microchip cat flap (£54.99 for the cat flap) as well as our tumble dryer (£11.99 for a vent kit). We also removed the electric fireplace and boarded it over – although that job won’t be totally finished…

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How We Spent Our Money in August

Between moving and and all four of us coming down with an awful tummy bug, there isn’t much to report this month. Jobs Done We decided before we moved that the first priority was to board the loft. We had to create more storage space. The materials to board the loft cost £180.06 and didn’t require any new tools. Before Carl boarded the loft he spent quite a while extracting wires from underneath the insulation so they would remain accessible once…

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