We did it! Our goal was to have $1000 saved by the end of February- and we did! I take a wee bit of credit for selling thing and returning things and getting by on less. B did the real work of our tax return which was the major contribution we needed to complete the goal in time.
Of course, what happens when you have savings that you didn't have before happened to us. Our (very old) water heater rusted out and had to be replaced. SO, now we have a new water heater AND (thanks to the tax return) our $1000 savings account. For now. We'll see what comes up next!