Monday, July 7th, 2014
I overslept this morning, so breakfast was toasted english muffins (leftover from yesterday) with butter and jelly, and a glass of milk. It was something I could carry out the door with me and eat in the car.
Because I overslept, I left my house 7 minutes late. All notions of improving gas mileage flew out the window as my only concern was just (safely) getting to work on time. Whew! Made it with 2 minutes to spare...go me! (Thank you, Jesus, for no tractors or cops). According to my MPG gauge however, I only dropped to 21.4 MPG so not a huge loss. I made up for it by driving slowly to the goats and home after work. The MPG actually improved to 22.5 by the time I got home, so no irreparable harm done. Whenever I fill the tank, I reset the avg. MPG gauge so I can see how I'm doing with each tank. For some reason, it always starts off with a low number but gradually improves throughout the life of that tank of gas. I expect it to get better before I have to refuel, and since it is an average, the number is more realistic when the tank has been used anyway.
Lunch was leftover fried zucchini and green tomatoes. Man I love this stuff! It’s a good thing too because we have a lot of zucchini and yellow squash at the moment. No complaints here though - it’s good to have plenty to eat when you’re trying to spend no money.
Supper was pasta with ground turkey and sauteed veggies, dressed with a little olive oil and cheese. So yummy!
Total $ spent on day 2 = $0
Total $ spent so far during the challenge = $0 (we’re on a roll!)