If you are prepared to dismantle your ham radio, grab your antenna and head for the dense woods, this is not the spot for you. If you are reading this from your quarter million dollar survival retreat in Costa Rica, surf on, this is not the spot for you. If you practice hand-to-hand combat with you partner on a daily basis in preparation for a home invasion and not as foreplay, this is not the spot for you.
If, however, you are a member of the French Toast club, those who run for milk, eggs and bread with each school closing weather report, or if you balance your checkbook with tissues to cry into close at hand, or perhaps, you are tired of having to shell out money for things you would be ashamed to tell your grandparents that you don’t know how to do for youself…you are home.
During a hungry time in my home, I chose to change the way we lived to accomodate our meager resources. What follows are some of the things I learned along the way.
Oh! there were many mistakes that served to teach and entertain…such as why you don’t let an adolescent rooster out for the day in your flannel, granny nightie… or why the first time you cut your own hair you should schedule a professional cut for that very afternoon.
Please, feel free to add your perspective or question my methods. Goodness knows I do! If we face economic hardship as a learning experience and not as a cross to bare, then perhaps we will find some cheer along the way.
Later we will learn to make a great cup of coffee for less, but for now, grab your regular joe and let’s begin our adventure.