Exbf comes here once a week. This last week, I forgot to send home my taxes with him so he can do them for me.
He will take me to lunch or dinner if I ask, but that is a rare occurrence because I rarely ever ask since I am very aware of saving money by eating at home.
Two weeks ago, I decided I would find something free to do each week. When there is a senior event, a customer appreciation day, or the free lunches, he is sometimes present. More often than not, he is not here.
He can get a certain day off if he asks ahead of time. I never ask him to change his day off for anything but to take me to a medical appointment where I will be sedated or for checkups with the oncologist.
Now, I will alert him when I find something free to do instead of just hoping he will be off that day. That way, we can do something interesting when he is here. He is very much agreeable with this plan.
Since both of us have trouble walking, the choices might be limited.
We certainly can spend money, just prefer to find coupons or deals instead of paying full price. Cheap movies are always fun and he is all for that. Sonic had 50 cent corn dogs. That is close enough to free since I rarely have a corn dog!
The first free "thing" we did was going to the local tornado shelters, newly built, and getting a tour of the facility. For a year I had passed them by and wondered what they were like inside. Now, we know. I have pictures of that I will share. This last week, we went to another.
Old minds that are still active do enjoy and need new things to consider and discuss. Since neither of us had seen a public tornado shelter, we learned lots. We added to our store of knowledge.
There are events published in the papers all the time. Writing them down will help to get us organized.
The local junior college never has free events unless it is for students, unlike state universities. Besides, those buildings involve many steps to get inside!
In the Spring there are more activities, so we will try to do something every week. Before I had so much trouble with my back and knees, I went to festivals and all sorts of events, but I cut back.
Do you look for free or really, really cheap events in your town? What have you found or heard of to do that does not cost too much?