Well, I tried to replace the bathtub faucet. The diverter is toast, so I can't shower. The first faucet didn't fit because the pipe has an adapter totally corroded onto it. Returned the first one and tried another one today, and promptly broke it trying to get it to fit the adapter. So $30 almost literally down the drain. I want to gut this bathroom and put in a walk-in shower within the next year, so I'm just going to find a rubber plug to plug the pipe and it will be a shower only until I'm ready to remodel. All in all, cheaper than having a plumber out, despite the wasted part.
Ate home-canned soup for lunch and made a cheap rice-based dinner with ingredients we're trying to eat down. DH forgot to stop and get salad on the way home, so inadvertent bit of savings there.
Shopped around a bit online today while one a conference call and found the summer breeches I wanted for almost $25 less, and got my riding gloves cheaper from the same site as well. Total saved, about $60.