I make my final report in the publicly visible thread over at the Cabal.
Bottom line: Other than my microwave dying, which threw a very small monkeywrench into the works, the month was both easy and peaceful. As I say in my summation, this exercise in frugality was less about money than about attitude. And the attitude was all about peace and clarity. About creativity and focus. About sufficiency. Never for a minute did I feel I was doing without.
Well, okay. For a minute. Or a few. That microwave is the center of my kitchen.
I didn’t mention in the Cabal thread, but I’ll add here that the month (and the grand sense of sufficiency) was enhanced by amazing donations. Some I already blogged about around mid-month. But since then … well, let’s just say the goodness kept on coming, unasked and unanticipated. Thank you to S. and K. and T., and above all to the awesome D3 for “making me see double.” And to the provisional members who decided to stay on at the Cabal, too. Hope you enjoy!
Now comes April, which will be anything but an exercise in frugality. April will be, among other things, the month when the house-foundation project begins. So out goes the money. But in what a great cause! And thanks to you, I have what I need to raise up the back of the house and roust the beetles and carpenter ants from the beams.