Today has been one of those uneventful but productive Saturdays!
We haven’t done much today—had the Littles from next door as both parents work this weekend. She is nursing and He is on-call at U.P.S. He doesn’t work for them… he works AT them. Ha! My son in law repairs conveyor belts!
All over Texas! I tell people he’s on call and they think since she is a nurse…he must be a doctor.
Since the boys were here… I took a little bit of time to give the bathroom a good cleaning and do some laundry, run the vacuum… you know, CLEAN!
This week was rather productive too—we haven’t worked on the camper much—we took a little break for things more pressing. We made some repairs to the truck. It’s sort of camper related—without the truck, the camper (when it’s ready) isn’t going anywhere!
We had a radiator problem and the truck was overheating.
Time for a new one! Isn’t it lovely? Not exactly the sort of picture you’d see on most blogs… but mine, yes indeed! The part that is shiny is the radiator…the rest of it…is our OLD FAITHFUL TRUCK.
I ordered the radiator Monday and The- shade- tree- mechanic- Honey, got it in by Thursday. Last night was the first time we really tested it out…
We drove all over… WITH THE A/C BLOWING COLD!
The gauge held… right where it needed to be. That meant, this old gals gauge also stayed within a pretty good climate range. We love driving that truck… lots of fun and good memories! Glad we are able to drive it again without the worry of over heating…AND! we’re able to haul things in the back.
You know what that means… HARDWARE STORE, CAMPER PULLING …AND YARD-SALES!
YES! bought this good solid dresser for my other set of grandsons, for $10… I also bought a few other things for my kitchen, including a kitchen sink for the camper. We’re not going to be able to use the previously bought FUNKY SINK… it just took up too much space. So this small stainless steel sink…is going to work nicely!
It needs a little bit of a spit shine…but should FIT our small camper pretty well.
I’m happy to be seeing more yard sales popping up around our area… since we’re rebuilding the camper…using what we can find and salvage. A big savings!
I think one of the most satisfying parts about this Frugal Fodder post… is that the radiator was paid for with money made blogging! My Husband is also quite capable and handy… able to save money on certain repairs. To me…that’s a nice top off!
How about you? Are you saving money on purchases and buying second hand rather than new? Do you save money and make repairs yourself or shopping thrifts and yard sales?
***also: don’t forget to check the new URL and name of my camping blog… Lil’ Camper That Could. YES! I’ve actually had this blog about 4 years…as long as we’ve had our camper… please visit and leave a comment. you can even sign up to receive it in your email! Check our progress! I hope to be rolling soon.
‘Til Next time, Be blessed and thrifty!
Thou has kept him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trust in you. ~Isaiah 26:3