The last few days I have been compiling the information needed to submit an application for the new housing rebate for GST/HST. Additionally, in British Columbia, we qualify for a rebate on the provincial portion of the HST. Fortunately most of our expenditures occurred during the time that BC was under the Harmonized Sales Tax. … Read More →
Christmas has been on my mind a lot again…so has our lack of blogging. So I was browsing old posts and came up with this one…it was interesting, because I don’t think I ever did blog about how we did in 2009…but I know I did for 2010. I know that we found last year’s … Read More →
It’s been a long time since I’ve updated expenses. While we’ve been taking a break from the earthship to save our sanity, we did not spend much. Now, we’ve purchased and installed five skylights, roof flashing and started the preliminary electrical and plumbing. I expect that within the next week our expenditures will jump substantially. Following … Read More →
As followers of Your Money or Your Life, Chris and I have always done a good job of evaluating the cost of our paid employment. We factor in clothes, fuel, travel time and snacks and eating out.
Since I’ve been working as a contract bookeeper, I’ve also been keeping my eye on these expenses, especially as … Read More →
It’s been a while since I updated expenses. Note that the rocket mass heater expenses included approximately $1,500.00 for CSA approved chimney materials. There’s a bit of debate about whether insulated pipe is required for the exit flue, since temperatures are ususally no more than 200 degrees F. However, as previously mentioned by Chris, we … Read More →
It’s been a while since I updated expenses. I’ve been waiting for the window invoice and it came today. We are about $4,000 over the budget we anticipated when we started 16 months ago. This represents the aluminum glazing that we hadn’t planned for, but felt added a tremendous amount to the overall goal of … Read More →