Puzzles! I found the puzzle that I started last spring and didn't get time to finish before the gardening frenzy started! It now has a permanent home on the coffee table- DH and I drift to and from it as the whim (or pain) allows. It's been fun to see what the other has done and try to add a piece or two.
Movies! For less than the price of 2 monthly movie admissions to the local theater, we have an unlimited supply of instant movies and 1-at-a-time dvd rentals. That's perfect for us! DH can pause a flick to stretch and change seats, I can pause a flick to make popcorn or run to the chicken coop. AND we can watch in our jammies with no noisy teens making out in the seats in front of us-how can you beat that???
Board Games! When DS#1 was a young teen, he was a big Star Wars fan. And when he moved away from home he was kind enough to leave his Star Wars Monopoly game behind. So we have a Monopoly marathon going on at the kitchen table. As with the puzzle, we can play and stop as we please. At this stage of the game (day 4) Han Solo has a lot more cities and space ports than Princess Leia-but she has a good cash stockpile!
And last, but not least, the laptops! Our internet service is not the greatest but for our location and the small price we pay for it, it has been a real life saver this month! Looking at the picture, I have to wonder...Is he chatting with buddies on Facebook? or losing a game of Chess? or checking out the motorcycles on Craigslist? or (Lord, help us) looking up some weird invention on instructables.com???
So that's some of our entertainment for this week. How about you? What are some ways you save money on fun and such?