$5 A Day — Finale

Ok, so I know I said I’d keep track of what I spent on the blog. I know the $5 a day month was supposed to be March… well… it ended up being April. I gave up on the March $5 program because I knew I would be forced to live in $5 a day the whole month of April. This is because my truck insurance was due and I hadn’t saved up any cash month by month to pay for it.

So here I am after surviving the month of April on only $148, $2 under the $5 a day maximum. I’m pretty pleased with that. It took quite a bit of self-discipline and sacrifice, but it is possible. I’m going to try to keep as closely to that limit each month as I can; it will help me get myself sitting on a good nest-egg and will help me get my credit cards, car loan, and student loan paid off in a timely manner.

This past weekend, Shotwell and I took a trip to the Red River Gorge to do some climbing. I didn’t bring a camera with me (because it would’ve been destroyed) so I don’t have any photos from the weekend, sadly. He and I left Thursday night, climbed Fortress Wall (Northern Gorge region) all day Friday. It was my first trad climbing experience and I have to say that I’m hooked. There’s something about the “climbing on sketchy protection” dynamic that makes the climbs more invigorating. We didn’t climb anything super technical or super difficult maxing out on some 5.6 trad.

Saturday, we were going to return to Fortress Wall or head out to Pistol Ridge, but the rain the night before pretty much told us no. So instead of climbing, we hiked almost everywhere in the Natural Bridge State Park. It was a good time, saw some absolutely beautiful land, rocks, and vistas. All in all, it was an amazing weekend.

In site news, I’m trying to get a new design put together, but I would rather do other things than spend hours sitting in front of my computer, creating a new blog design, especially now that it’s getting warmer and warmer outside.

Anyway, that’s all I want to write for now. Hopefully more soon.


We walked upon the railroad ’cause the train no longer ran. We caught a glimpse of all we missed from the stars that filled our eyes.

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