April 14, 2020

Money I Spent: $0

Money I Avoided Spending: Had to go in to work yesterday and it would have been very easy to stop at Sprouts, Smiths, Walmart, or Target on my way home. But I didn’t! We have a small list going at home and nothing is critical yet.

Extra Money I Found or Made: Sold on eBay but waiting for payment: German Pimsleur language set for $75, and a set of boho shell beads for $15.

Use-it-Up: Turned some of the leftover Easter ham into ham salad to disguise it a bit for dinner. Used in it the last 2 tiny pickles in a forgotten pickle jar in the back of the fridge, so decluttered a bit there too.

Don’t Go Into a Store: Success! Streak = 6 days. I did have to go into work and the post office. At work, I have to go through 9 touch points before I get to my office (1 person, 1 turnstile + 1 keypad, then 6 doors). So I hand sanitize after the 1 person, then again after the turnstile + keypad, then get into the building, and only touch things with 1 hand all the way through to my office pod. That way, if I have an itch or tickle on my face, at least I have a clean hand to use. Once I get to my office pod, I wash my hands with soap & water, then use hand sanitizer on my way to my desk. Then once at my desk, I sanitize my ID card and its holder, then wipe down my door handles, keyboard, mouse, and desktop with a disinfecting wipe. Whew! It’s a lot of work. The question is, why are there so many doors? And why can’t we just prop them open so we don’t have to touch them? Sheesh.

Exercise Every Day: Fail. I could blame it on the fact that I had to go to work, but really I was just lazy. I took the dog out for a 10-minute walk and that was plenty.

Work Outside Every Day: Fail. Same excuse as above… laziness.

Thoughts: Stay at home day 34. Ready for the temps to go back up so I can get outside and pretend like I’m on an extended summer vacation. I have some more tree branches to chop and haul away, and I really need to clean the pine tar off some of our outdoor chairs so we can sit in them again. I read that one thing to use to dissolve pine tar is… hand sanitizer! Ha, no way I’m wasting my precious hand sanitizer on chairs right now. I’ll try vegetable oil, nail polish remover, mineral spirits, or whatever else I can find around here.

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