After breakfast, the kids and I headed to the food store and Hubby went to our friends' place to work on the wood pile. The trip to the food store today was not a particulary good one and I couldn't get out of there fast enough. Usually I have my husband with me or I take one or two kids with me, or the husband goes, but today I felt brave to do it solo with the kids. Going on Sunday morning means most people are in church, right? Not today. For some reason, the store was quite busy and there was a lot more people blocking the aisles and me having to manuever around people and/or carts. It was probably a good thing I hurried to get out, or I would have bought more than my budget allowed-- I was $7.00 over budget as it was.
After the grocery store, I stopped at the friends' place to let the kids expend their energy. I should have dropped them off here first before the store. Our friend is giving the older girls a ride on the ATV. See the dog? Goofy dog-- when the ATV is moving, he keeps biting at the tires and sure enough, his nose got run over. They had to take him to the vet to stitch up his nose. Did he learn his lesson? Apparently not, he still tries to bite the tire as it goes.
Our friend is making sure Hubby knows how to use the log splitter. We made our last payment to him for it and he dropped it off at our place tonight. We bought his old splitter and he bought someone else's newer log splitter. The log splitter will save us lots of time when it's time to start splitting the logs for the wood stove. See the pile of logs behind them? It was over 400 logs there, and they are cutting them up, little by little. I'd say there are about 250 logs left now.
Tomorrow, me and the kids head to the store for another day of work. I didn't work as many hours as I hoped, but I worked just enough to shop for what the kids need. Gas prices have come down a little, which helps, but we aren't expecting it to stay low for long. Cheapest so far is $3.35.