Now that David catches the bus for school (and I'm not driving him 12 miles each way to daycare) I have extra time on my hands.
I didn't realize that my weekday commute to daycare chewed up a ton of time each day. I used to leave the house at 7:15am, and lucky if I got home by 8:15am.
Now I walk a block at 7:30am to the bus stop, and I'm sitting at my desk here in the home office by 7:40am.
Whatever will I do with the extra 50 minutes?? lol.
I'm saving some money as well. I used to fill up at the gas station once a week, and now who knows how far a tank will get me. I filled up last Sunday and my tank is still on FULL!
S. works about 7 miles from home, and he no longer has to drive out of this way for PM pickups at daycare either. That's a lot of savings considering he has a gas guzzling pickup truck.
Sadly, I gave up my morning coffee. Four days a week I had been stopping at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. Now I make my coffee at home mostly. I still treat myself on the weekends or an occasional afternoon. I figure I am saving about $80 a month just in coffee alone.
I could get used to this.
Of course, all the saved money will go towards the infertility debt, but something is better than nothing, right?
After that, I should institute a new PURSE fund. Now that's what I call FUN.