Piggy Banks Gets $4.92!
Jun. 13, 2009 9:20 am
Updated: Jun. 18, 2009 6:03 pm
Hello! I am at the end of my week with my $15 a day menu challenge, and I am pleased to report that I came in $4.92 under budget, so that will go into my piggy bank for the next vacation. It has been very hot here the last couple of days, so I am using the crockpot again for dinner tonight- I can't bear to heat the oven. I am making Chili by George from this site, and I spent $10.94 at the store.
Some readers have asked if there are any downsides to living on a boat. Of course- our water pump! We have replaced it 4 times in the last 4 years (they are supposed to last maybe 10), and we (I mean T) can't figure out the problem. T left early this morning to go spearfishing, and he informed me that the pump went nuts overnight and pumped all the water out of our tank. Which we had just put 90 gallons into. Where does all of this water go? Into the bilge! That's an area under the floorboards. For some reason the bilge pump also failed and all of the water was just sitting there, so T had to pump it out manually. If there is too much water in the bilge, the boat floods. We have accidentally flooded the boat three times, by putting the hose in to fill the water tanks and forgetting about it. Ooops! Living on a boat is a lot like camping but a little more complicated.
Anyway, I hope T can fix it when he gets home- until then I am washing dishes with the hose on the dock!
Hope everyone has a great day!