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.