Sunday, March 21, 2010

My first blog

I have been thinking about starting a blog for a while now. The technology has always scared me, but I am going to be brave and try it. My husband lost his job on Jan. 28, 2010. It was a complete surprise to us, we always thought his job was very secure. There were just too many budget cuts this year, and his boss decided to eliminate his job. He was given a letter to that effect, asked to turn in his keys and ID, and told to go home and not come back. We were in complete and utter shock. I was in a panic for the first month at least. I have thought about our situation a lot. We have spent years preparing ourselves for "something". We have worked very hard to be debt free, and we have a good food storage put by. I grow a garden and can, freeze, or dehydrate what we don't eat. We live a fairly frugal lifestyle. While this situation is difficult for us, I don't want to dwell on the negative. I want to focus on the things we do that help us through this situation. Thus the title, Sufficient for Our Needs. The subtitle might be, A Celebration of Frugal Living. I have spent years learning and practicing frugal living, and now it is time to share some of my ideas with others.


  1. ya nevah know.....but you may have to rename this 'the best thing that evah happened'

    in doing all the frugal stuff, try and sell your surplus.... like your veggie seedlings, crops may end up much better off then when he was working

    i hope so


  2. I'm sorry your husband lost that job but hopefully it just means that something better is on the horizon.

    Sounds like you are in a better position than most to weather this storm. It's great that you have a garden and stocked pantry. I always try to tell people that a stocked pantry is a must because you never know!

    I'm looking forward to reading your posts on frugal living!


  3. Thanks for the comments. I didn't realize anyone had found this yet. We are hoping for a good outcome, and are working hard at getting by. As i fiddle with the blogging process, I will post more often.