Well, what did go well this week?
Somebody mentioned another free-or-cheap-ebook-finder, BookBub. You sign up, specify your interests and reader format, and they send you daily updates. I downloaded a free cookbook.
Dollygirl sewed a pink-striped bathing suit/undies set for her Kit doll.
I ordered some discount books from Hampstead House Books, and got further discounts by using a credit note (from a previous order) and by filling out a survey.
Dollygirl found two nice sweaters on clearance at Walmart.
I cleaned out a couple of shelves and boxes, which translated into some unused paper, folders, index cards, and other "found stuff" to add to our office-supply stash.
I baked cookies, pumpkin bars, and muffins. I tried to stick to meals that are cheaper overall for us, such as a Sloppy Joe recipe that calls for only tomato paste and spices in addition to ground meat. It would be even cheaper with beans added, but the Squirrels like their Sloppies straight-up.
I hung several loads of washing on the furnace-room clotheslines, instead of using the dryer. I have gotten out of the hanging-up habit lately, especially when Mr. Fixit is working in there and doesn't need to be fighting his way through everybody's shirts and socks; but the dryer is expensive, especially when we're getting hit with time-of-use charges. (Not everybody wants to do their laundry late at night.)
Mr. Fixit found some good radio stuff to restore and sell.
I got a free expanded-translation New Testament from a church library discard pile.
Dollygirl and I played some fun free online math games. She particularly liked the pirate game where the "teacher" walks the plank--and the more questions you get right, the closer he/she gets to the end.
I guess it wasn't that bad a week, when you think about it.