Trimming the Fat

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : October 18, 2006

Amy and I parked our car on Saturday for an indefinite period of time. Since Amy quit her FT teaching job with St. Paul Public Schools to get part time work teaching english on the West Bank, and since I am in fundraising limbo, our income has shrivelled. We’ve decided that driving a car and paying for insurance are non-essentials. We’ve also cut back on lots of other things like going out to eat, our blockbuster online subscription, casually going to movies, etc. Since we’ve been pooling our resources as a household to buy groceries and I’ve been making meals for folks on most nights, our grocery budget has gotten smaller too.

We’re not quite living within our means yet, but we’re almost there. Our hope and prayer is that when I’ve raised funds we can still live within the budget we set for ourselves now.

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2 Responses to “Trimming the Fat”

  1. fargo john on October 18th, 2006 3:47 pm

    had the first ultrasound yesterday. it’s a boy.
    by the way, i’ve started a new blog…

  2. Van S on October 18th, 2006 5:55 pm

    A boy, huh? Maybe he’ll come out all chubby and fuzzy like you. ;)

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