|Test subject buddy was the first picture taken with new iphone SE|
We have thought about canceling our home alarm. We are almost always home and only use it when we go away. We do receive a discount on our house insurance for having it. Hubby called them to cancel and they dropped our rate to basically paying the same amount as the discount we are receiving on our property insurance, therefore we are even and receive the alarm for free. Not too shabby.
We have another kid coming to visit at Christmas. Once again, I am so thankful we won all those airmiles as they come in handy with a big family. Cost per ticket? $105 in tax so very reasonable. Total savings between the 2 kids so far $800 in won airmiles.
On our recent weekend to Bellingham Washington one of our purchases were these tiny lights for our patio. I have priced them out in Canada and they were far more. Yes, we tend to spend money on our home versus in restaurants or on things like clothing and hair. Everyone has priorities and we spend so much time at home and on the patio it makes sense. This was taken at dusk last night. For $20 we got two strands and they likely will last a long time as are both indoor/outdoor but protected from the elements.
Finally, we have no travel plans in the works and are just adding to our different savings funds right now. What makes that difficult is I keep coming across great travel deals. This morning I found a flight from Vancouver to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam this fall for $573 including taxes on secretflying.com. They post error fares and just really low airfares that anyone finds. If you like them on facebook you can stay in the loop. The listing said $566 but when I checked airspace the rate was a tiny bit higher. That is not in the cards for us but if they have a rock bottom rate in the Spring we might consider it (or to somewhere else in Asia). Check them out if you are a traveler.