This confession comes late in the day. We have been without internet or phone service at home and in the midst of moving our household again. We didn't move far but it took a while to find the right house in the right location to suit us. On the subject of frugality though, as with our clothing and hard household items, we also bought our home used. Now, most people don't give that much thought, but for my peace of mind, I would rather buy an old home and give it new life than dig out metal ore, cut down trees for framing, and produce new plastic from fossil fuels. Most anything we do to the house will not leave as much of a carbon foot print behind compared with building something from scratch brand new. So, my mind is at ease and each member of my family has a room to call their own. There's a win-win!