Well, by 10:00 am on the first day of our Buy Nothing challenge, I had already failed.
When I published this website for the first time this morning, I was given the option to purchase a domain name. What if we become famous bloggers? Wouldn't it be better to reserve our website URL now, before someone else steals it? Darn, why didn't I hit the publish button yesterday?
More realistically, it's much easier to tell people to look for "OurTinyHomestead.com" rather than spelling out "OurTinyHomestead.weebly.com." The domain cost $39.95 for a year. But then when I registered the domain name, I was required to give my contact information and it cost an additional $10/year to not make this information public. I don't want more email spam. So now I've already spent $50 of my $300 personal allowance for the year. Glad Bear talked me into the personal allowance.
We'll see what Bear has to say when he comes home. Maybe I can sneak it by under our computer equipment exception....
Happy New Year, everyone.