Hello July 1st, and Happy Canada Day to everyone in Canada today.
This is really the first day of summer for most in Canada as the kiddies just got out of school last week and the temperatures are skyrocketing across Canada. For many people this is the first long weekend to hit the camp sites or do some sort of long weekend getaway.
While my husband and I continue to tackle our debt situation we don’t usually find ourselves spending much extra money during the summer months.
But when we first purchased our last new house 7 years ago each summer was filled with working outside, which meant spending a lot of money on landscaping, gardens, and the fence.
We had a massive backyard. The size of a baseball diamond in fact.
The first summer we were there we got all the neighbours together to build a nice wooden fence.
Our backyard touched 6 other backyards so coordinating everyone to work on it and everyone’s payments to buy the products was a lot of work. And if you have ever worked with your neighbours to build a fence you know that at first they may be excited but then life gets in the way and people disappear when it is time to work.
I don’t remember the exact amounts but I think our share came to $4,000 or $5,000. And then my husband built two wooden gates for us as well.
Each summer after that we found ourselves spending more money on the outside of our home. We added a number of nice trees, lilac bushes, and a nice small fountain.
No matter how you look at it, homeownership is expensive. Either you purchase a brand new home and finish things outside that were not included in the build, or you purchase an older home and renovate it to meet your needs. Either way, it can add up quickly.
So this summer we are saving money by not having to do any of that, and it actually feels wonderful.
Do you need some extra spending money for the summer? I hope you enter today’s giveaway, and that you have a wonderful summer with your family and friends.
Thanks again, to the wonderful group of bloggers that came together to make this giveaway happen.
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