After some major consideration I am going back to school this year. I had planned to do an enviromental degree by distance learning...but have decided to start on a smaller scale and do a business admin course for a year at the local polytech. Its serves several purposes to go in this direction...its cheaper, the polytech is handy and doing this course gets me used to studying again.
So this means a couple of things...I am giving up the meter reading....yes I know after just getting back into it....but the 7 or 8 days every 2 months really dont work. Also money will be tight. My DH is going to do a degree as well for promotion purposes and his papers arent cheap. So we are going to live like students :)
So at present I am going through my stash and selling things that are nice to have but not really necessary anymore. My stitching on the whole wont suffer because I have all the fabrics and threads necessary for all the charts I have been collecting over the past couple of years.
There will be no more unnecessary spending on anything for the year...stash, clothes, things we dont really need. But a year of sacrifice has to pay off in the long run.