As some of you know I’ve been working at a new job for a few weeks and I got my first pay slip today. Money goes in tomorrow. Whoo Hoo. First pay cheque, OK it is really BACS, and I’m feeling flush. Partly helped because it is more than a months money due to missing last months deadline. Lucky I had a good store of food put away.
I’m still going to carry on as I was before and thus my plans are that I put aside the regular payments that I have tp pay such as mortgage, electrickery and gas, I do the normal food shopping to replace my stores. This time though I’m going to treat us all to a special treat. Something that will be useful such as a new jacket or boots depending on who needs what. I’m also going to get the garage roof replaced and looking at my prep lists for items that I normally have as nice to haves. It will give a much needed boost to my supplies and although I won’t be able to afford it every month I know I have some months work ahead of me and I should make the most of it with the occasional special items.
One thing I am looking at is finding some land in the North of Wales. Although the West of Scotland seems the favoured area on the forums I would find it difficult to commute. I will be more than happy with somewhere within an hour of my current home and out of the way. Although the hordes are more likely to come through North Wales than the West of Scotland I believe I can plan with that. I am going to be actively looking for some land and putting aside as much as I can towards that. The money I am earning going towards preps rather than going into whatever others do with the money they have in excess of their bills and living costs.
I’m looking for a few acres off the beaten track, mainly woods with some open areas. Would love a stream and some old croft like structures. Somewhere to put a caravan or a motor home out of the way and somewhere not too close to any villages. I’ve been looking for a while now out of curiousity and have seen a few I like. Now it’ll be more than window shopping.
Fingers crossed that the economy holds on for a little bit longer.