Today's challenge is Consumption. Starting today I'm not to buy anything new except food. It's ok for me to buy second hand or thrift stores. I can also get an item through trade or gifting.
Jace and Rowan are not "official" participants, which means they get to cheat whenever they want. Like today. I planned to take my bike with me to the store and Jace was tuning it up a little and says I need a grease gun. Except I can't buy one, I remind him. So he might bring home a grease gun...thing. I will try to make him wait till next week when this is over. I'm pretty certain the bike will hold up for a week without it.
I did go to the store by van and by bike. This is a compromise I have worked out. I live 8 miles from the edge of town. The roads are little more hilly than I can manage with my weak chicken legs. I decided to park at the edge of town and ride my bike to the store and back.
I did buy only food and as luck would have it I found a couple of freebie cards and a $25 gift card to the grocery store in my wallet that I had forgotten about. Score!
My evaluation of today is that shopping was more of an experience for me. I wasn't negotiating for a parking place. In fact, I got to park closest to the door, practically in the store. I also would never have gotten the chance to speak to the
Tomorrow's challenge: Trash