I'm back...I think. My internet provider blamed the storm, but I was having trouble with service all last week so I'm not so sure it was entirely to blame. I've been offline since Friday.
At least I had plenty of virtual pies, cookies, and cake. Thanks to everyone who cheered me up during my isolation. It was nice to see all those comments when I got back online.
There were more than 1000 posts when Google Reader came back up--too many to answer. If I missed you, I apologize. I'll try to get back into a rhythm once I've answered all my mail.
Other than no internet, (and a dead car for two days) it hasn't been too terrible. Next week I have a lot of workmen coming in to put in the new countertop so I've been prepping the kitchen, emptying cabinets and clearing a nice big path when they bring in the granite slabs.
I have to remember to tape a big sign on my office door. I'm keeping the dogs there and I don't want anyone to open that door accidentally. The workmen are supposed to be here at least eight hours and it would be easy to mistake it for the door going out to the garage.
Maybe I should put a picture of the dogs too. Just to make my point. Rottweilers don't growl a lot. They prefer to charge first and warn later.
As soon as my connection was restored the first order of business was to post a bunch of freebies and discounts on The Frugal Way Facebook page. If you haven't 'Liked' it or subscribed to the page, you might want to take a look to see what I've posted recently.
I test all the links before I post to make sure they work. Sometimes I even sign up for the freebies myself. I got a great one just the other day--two spray bottles of a degreaser and cleaner. Most of the freebies are samples, but sometimes those samples are pretty generous.
I want you to know that I don't put just anything up on that page. I really give it some thought before I post. I want these offers to be useful and money-saving.
So what did I miss while I was in virtual Siberia? You know how people like to read my comment stream. Share your news--good or bad. Maybe I can send some new readers your way.