Thursday, 12 September 2019

IMOVIE Can't delete project - video can't be moved to trash, error message? How to fix!



IMOVIE FIX! CANT DELETE PROJECT VIDEO CANT BE MOVED TO TRASH ERROR MESSAGE



Hello I'm gonna take you through a problem that I've had in iMovie and I've only just worked out how to fix it.

So I've got iMovie open -- these are all my projects here - and these ones I just can't delete them.
So if I click on day 30 the way to delete the day 30 project, look if I open it, it's all in there.
If I go back to "Projects" - go down to day 30 - if you hover your mouse next to the title you see the three dots - you click on that and it brings up a little menu for you

And when you go down to "Delete Project" it asks "Are you sure you want to delete this project? All media files in this project will be copied into your library in an event named day 30"

That's great so I click continue and then you get this error message which is the file name "couldn't be moved to the trash because you don't have permission to access it."

Now all of my files I've shot myself - these files just happen to be from a dashcam camera in our car.

I couldn't work out how to get to the file to delete it so that I could delete the project and free up the memory space and my iMovie started taking up like 60 gigabytes of just storage that I couldn't budge.

I've just worked out how to do it - so if you've had the same problem as me here's how you clear it.
Oh hello, I'm Neil by the way - I'm in the garden today. I don't know why it's the hottest day of the year and probably the worst place to be doing this.
I couldn't be indoors.

Here's how you can find the file that refuses to be deleted - so that you can free the project up and delete the project and delete the event, and forget the whole thing ever happened!

If you go to the desktop click on the Macintosh HD so we're in finder and I've got 4 choices:
You go for-- this is the way I did it - click on users and open that up and you'll see among all the folders there: applications, desktop, documents...
there's one labeled "Movies".

If you open that up by clicking on the triangle you've got the iMovie library and the iMovie theater.
Now the problem with this is if you double-click on iMovie library it brings up iMovie.
We don't want that so let's go back to the finder.

What you want to do is on iMovie library right click on it.
It brings up this menu and we want to go down to "Show Package Contents" so that it's going to show what's what's there instead of actually opening it up.

And look the folder that I want to delete with the project I want to delete it's called day 30.

So if I find day 30 there it is - among all the projects that it's remembered - some of my greatest hits now available on YouTube!

And if you click on the triangle of day 30 that'll bring up some more folders - analysis files there's the the name of the project again - but there's also this folder here called "original media".

So if you click on the triangle there it actually opens up the folder that has all of the copies of the files that you actually want to delete.
iMovie takes its own copy - it can as you can see from the size of the files there - it can take up a lot of memory.
What we want to do now - right click on the file that you can't delete.

So I know all my dashcam videos are here.
Right click on it and then go down to the "get info" there it is - it's locked.
There's a little check box little tick next to the word: "Locked" and what we want to do obviously is unlock it so untick that box and close it.

And I'm gonna have to now do that for every single one of these files.
"Get info". "Locked".
It's a good way to show you how to do this.

There we go so I've gone through all of the files that are likely to have this locked problem now just to show you that it works you go back to iMovie.

So we've gone back to the day 30.

If I click on the three dots again and then hover "delete project"
- "Are you sure you want to delete this project?" Yes, continue.
It's gone! Yes! We win!

The way to now free up the memory do it the usual way - I'll click on "media" and you can see now there's a new folder underneath iMovie library on the left hand side here and there's day 30. So I click on that.

Now if I right-click on day 30 I can go down to "delete event".
"Are you sure you want to delete the selected event?" Continue.
Boom.

It's gone - and that has now freed up that memory, those gigabytes, for you to use for something else.

I hope this video has helped if you have a better way of doing this please leave me a comment in the comments below - if you have any questions again leave a comment I'm sure someone out there will be able to help you free up memory from your MacBook Pro in iMovie and delete those projects and files that seem locked and won't let you delete the events.



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8 Year Old Voiceover DAY 013 #TightwadDad British Girl Voice Reel



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It's day 13 of the Tightwad Dad vlog hello
it's where I try to record everything that we spend and I try to record how much joy each spending gives us
I don't think we're gonna spend that much today.
No.
You know one thing I've spent on already - that's martial arts belt gradings - so fingers crossed next week we might grade as orange belt senior
Do you wanna try doing voiceover?
Ooh, I know one I know off by heart...
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Friday, 21 June 2019

Prawn Crackers, Dirt, Honey and Ketchup DAY 012 #TightwadDad Vlog 137



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Prawn Crackers, Dirt, Honey and Ketchup DAY 012 #TightwadDad Vlog



It's the new road - it's a - dirt
I've got to remember - the German supermarket...
Dirt... honey, ketchup... and prawn crackers.
Can you help me remember that?
Chinese crackers...
Prawn crackers.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
So it's four o'clock and we managed to go through a whole day without spending anything
But now it's our daily trek to the local German chain supermarket,
Prawn crackers - I've forgotten - dirt -
honey and ketchup
prawn crackers
dirt
honey and... what's that?
That's the one - honey and ketchup
Don't let me forget.
Wha'?
I keep wanting to say honey and mustard
ketchup
sweet and sour?
Where do fairies come from?
I've seen them they're here they're here
Can you reach them?
Top shelf - no next one along!
Prawn crackers!
Dirt...
honey...
and ketchup!
And nothing else!
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Ahhh summer.
Punchbag swaying in the breeze.
Stinky paddling pool that's deflated halfway
The garage cluttered
With stuff.
The grass needs cutting.
Oh the grass needs cutting.
The sun's gone in.
It's cold.
So we did it
We only spent on one thing
I guess the goal of this vlog is to capture one day just one day where we don't spend on anything at all
I know that day will come - so thanks for joining me on this journey - if you've reached this point in the video it'd be great to know somebody got to this point why not leave me a thumbs up?
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School Run run and calamari DAY 010 #TightwadDad Vlog 135



[Music]
It's day 11 of the Tightwad Dad vlog
I'm Neil hello - this is - it's an experiment where every day I'm trying to capture everything we spend, so all of our spending I'm trying to record here on vid--
[Music]
It's three o'clock
The day's gone quite well so far we've only spent on one thing - I've not checked our direct debits
But I think the only one thing we spent on is - is my usual trip to our local nearest
German chain supermarket chain supermarket branch
We popped in and got some bread and the trouble with buying bread there is that obviously you start to buy other things as well and here are the kids!
Hey! So I've made you just appear.
Now because I haven't spent much money today I think this video's gonna be really
short.
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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

School Run run and calamari DAY 010 #TightwadDad Vlog 135



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School Run run and calamari DAY 010 #TightwadDad Vlog



[singing]
Dad, I'm on radio.
Okay well I'm recording.
It's on radio.
Is it day ten?
Yeah it's day 10 - do you think I should stop doing this?
Erm yeah cuz I think like you wanted to stop. And I think also that day 10 is a good place to stop.
So this is day 10 of the tightwad dad vlog - every day - I've been recording what we've been spending - trying to video what we've been spending
Trying to video what we've been spending!
I'll show you where the dead deer is.
We didn't show it last time.
Where's the dead deer?
It's somewhere up here.
You know what?
What.
I actually think we should carry on going.
Do you? What to 11?
Awww they removed the dead deer!
13.
Alright, well how about this - what if I edit these 10, and we'll keep shooting yeah?
They removed the dead deer!
Oh, no, isn't it further up? The dead deer?
Yeah you said there was a dead deer over there.
It's up the hill, I think.
Dad are we going to be late?
Yes. No. It's 8:40.
Okay!
The bell rings--
We've got like 5 minutes.
Hiya thanks! How are you?
Fine - are you all done in Manchester?
Yeah.
[Music]
[Music]
That was a time-lapse.
I don't drive like that.
[Music]
I am so addicted to frozen squid wings - frozen squid rings - thing is I've got to use the extractor fan.
The smell doesn't go down too well with the family.
[Music]
I'm videoing this so that when we run out I'll be able to watch it back.
Joy 11.
Okay it's 6:15 and we have spent something
My long-suffering wife has treated herself to a much-deserved coffee with a friend
I think it's a chocktastic.
So that's a wifey coffee - a wifey chocky coffee and that it's a joy out of 11 obviously because she probably needs all the chocolate she can get, living with me.
Just starting to edit all of the last 10 videos and I've got days worth of footage to go through!
I don't think I'm going to do this.
If you can see this video now, I would be very surprised.
Talking of chocolate I'm just going to get this for my long-suffering wife.
Chocolates!
I think I'm gonna ask her to do something horrible.
Ear drops.
It says on the box to do it three to four days and I've been doing this for about a month?
Agggh.
What does it feel like?
It's like having a big wet finger in your ear.
Ha a wetwillie!
It's fizzing.
OW! That really hurts!
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Should I keep going? DAY 009 #TightwadDad Vlog



Yeah.
[DOOR SLAM]
[Music]
In these videos, I share everything that we're spending every day online, ooh look old car.
And do you think - cuz you think I should do this for ten days don't you?
Yeah.
Do you think we're gonna spend much today?
What time is it?
[Music]
It's the first day back at home working for myself after five weeks of working somewhere else for someone else.
I think I'll start like I usually start which is dumping out everything in my head for half an hour
[Music]
So this could... these aren't even plugged in.
So now it's two o'clock and for some reason we have not spent anything today
which is good and-- I don't know maybe... because I've only got one more day of recording these and sharing them on video, maybe doing that is somehow stopping us from spending?
Maybe it's having an effect on what we're doing?
I haven't even looked at our direct debits yet so that could all go horribly wrong but maybe I should keep going with this?
So we're on our way to football now.
hey I nice only spent on bread today!
[Music]
[Music]
I like it when we're late for something, because the other person always grips the handle.
[Music]
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Our Secret Hiding Place DAY 007 #TightwadDad Vlog 132



I always wondered, where birds go.
They always say, you never see dead birds but I see them everywhere
[Music]
Hello I'm Neil welcome back to the Tightwad Dad blog - it's day 8
So we're back on another Monday - it's Bank Holiday Monday we're in a forest in the middle of nowhere - so obviously the first spend is on parking charges.
[MUSIC]
So I'm into a second week where I try to record everything that my family spends here on video - and it's difficult but I think today's gonna be a nice light one
The only other thing we've spent on is back in the German chain supermarket, I've got a loaf of bread.
[Music]
And do you think we'll spend on anything else today - this could be a very short vlog.
Yes! Because it's Bank Holiday.
Let's see, apple, carrots or... fries.
Water?
I know, we are all living our lives all wrong.
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Okay this is it.
This is day 7 of the Tightwad Dad vlog experiment to record all of our spending -
Which is quite boring.
Which is very boring.
What I've tried making it more exciting with electronic music
[ELECTRONIC MUSIC]
But yeah it's really boring so that's why I'm stopping it I think
And cuz I hate having to film it
Can you stop at 10?
At ten? Well I was gonna stop at 7.
Alright we'll see if this is the last time that I record what we're spending
[Music]
I think I've got a problem because I haven't actually recorded anything that we've spent that we can't see.
Like direct debits mobile phone gas electricity
Maybe I put some of those in today's video
[music]
I think we spend most of our money in the German chain supermarket and finally after a week away from it I get to visit it one last time for the vlog.
I won't take the camera in because it's too embarrassing
And if I film the outside of it - that's like advertising it
Yeah so like they might pay us
They might pay us?
Yeah let's like advertise L---
Oh we've given enough money to them - let's give them some airtime as well on our YouTube channel
[MUSIC]
Ah that pizza. They've just put two things together that are good.
Kebab and Pizza.
[MUSIC]
We just found a post box we've never ever used before.
We've never seen this - ok now we're really late we're supposed to be going to swimming, somewhere we've never been before
[Music]
We're getting changed for the swimming thing.
Don't look!
But apart from that, joy?
I didn't do anything, what's that, Joy 10?
What's the maximum?
Ten.
Minus one.
You give it minus one.
Because it really hurt - yeah you really scratched your back up.
I scraped my knee.
And you give it?
I'm giving it 8.
You give it 8, okay.
8 minus 1 is 7
Joy of 7
[Music]
[Music]
[Music]
Kids! Time to go to bed!
Time to go to bed!
So that was it - day seven - day seven of erm the vlog, and that's all the spending for today I think I
I couldn't bring myself to check the stuff that's left our bank accounts by direct debit but just for hard cash spending it was over at the leisure centre, so that's a win
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Pound Shop Joy 2 | DAY 006 #TightwadDad Vlog



Ready?
Hello this is day si-- is it recording??
Yeah this is day 6 of the Tightwad Dad vlog - I'm back! Did it!
[Music]
And we've already started the spending
The spending!
Oh you've spent on... from the pound shop
One of these. Throw it on the window. Splat!
How much joy?
Ten.
And did you buy anything else in there?
Erm yes I bought some bubble gum.
[Music]
Can you get a shot of this
They also spotted this bag in the charity shop.
It's amazing. And that was 4 pounds.
Oh yeah, it's 4 pounds. We don't usually say the prices, but look - 4 quid for a Crumpler bag!
That's basically like 5 dollars.
In America.
5 dollars!
Yeah.
[Music]
That'll be a thumbnail
Yeah.
Now I shouldn't really spend anymore should I?
Cause, we don't need stuff.
Yeah but we need to get something for my sister.
Oh yes get something for your sister
okay
You want a drone don't you?
15 quid, but you know it will last about two minutes
That'll break.
Think of how many drones Casey Neistat has.
Okay so we went a bit nuts
so I got a squishy ball for stella
I've got an aerial cable because I'm fed off of our one falling apart
and you've got a hot wheels - this is so pointless - we got a Hot Wheels that holds a GoPro
[Music]
I forgot my son!
oh right!
[Music]
okay so the squeezy ball lasted about four hours I guess we're ruining the planet for four hours of fun
Joy 2
[Music]
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All the trams just stopped | DAY 005 #TightwadDad Vlog



Hello I'm Neil, thanks for clicking on this
It's the Tightwad Dad vlog... cue titles!
[MUSIC]
Yeah it's a bit -- this is probably the worst weather day today - and it's the last day when I stay in Manchester - and this is day five of me sharing what I'm spending online on video every day for a week
[Music]
[Music]
So day five of something that I didn't think would last longer than one day
I've got to get myself home after a day at work
So first I've got to get into work
I think what I'm gonna do first is maybe get a little present to take into the office.
Now if I cared about my-- the people that I've been working with - I'd probably get them something healthy like some fruit... but I know what it's gonna be
[Music]
That's the gift sorted
Next I've got to spend on the tram and my final breakfast
[Music]
Final tram ticket
On to the airport I'm going in into work, as well.
[Music]
I've got a bit of an issue
I've got to get to the airport and all trams have been suspended
I'm not sure I'm gonna make it - so the next tram's in 20 minutes
Had to get an uber which has blown my spending out of the water because of the suspect package the fares are a little higher than usual
always use your local taxi cabs
But I'm gonna uber it now... I'm sure it'll be fine
Fine, as in "cutting it fine"
Oh man.. I never leave enough time.
The car is just coming up now I don't know if it's right to film - film them - so I'll just I'll just show shots of me - my feet getting in, oh here we go!
Did it I made it
I'm at the airport
I believe it went on at the gate at the right time
That's the way to do it isn't it
You can solve any problem by throwing money at it
So now gonna go through security - we're gonna turn you off let's see if I'll make it through to the other side
Now I think I've made it.
Nearly home
Manchester shook me down.
Held me upside-down and jiggled me around and survived
Time to get home.
I could use this time to find out how much the family has spent
[Music]
Now last time I was here I found the perfect toilets.
They are by gates or gate 50
It wasn't 50 it was 49 to 44
it was quiet last time I was here
today is full of hen and stage do's.
Thanks men!
It's delayed by half an hour so I could probably got the tram.
But I ran so quickly I didn't pick up any food
This hour could get a little dangerous for spending money
[Music]
Got a meal deal!
That will see me through to half an hour... of the hour.
[Music]
So this is it - finally making it home!
[Music]
Right that's it - day 5
A bit longer than I thought it would, with a lot more spending than I thought we'd have
Let's see if I can take this to day six
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There's a shoe.
Someone had a good night
[Music]
[Music]
Hello I'm Neil thanks for clicking on this video
It's the tightwad dad vlog
I don't think I've said that for the last three videos
It's day four of my experiment to record everything I'm spending on video for a week and I have got through the halfway mark
So yeah, I hardly spent anything yesterday - meanwhile at home we're spending thousands on a brand new boiler
Here's a shot of it now that I'll probably put in later
[Music]
[Music]
I think I'm gonna go over there and buy some apples because I'm not buying any vegetables at the moment.
I'm looking at the doughnuts, but actually I wanna be over here.
Apples!
Yeah.
[Music]
So that's lunch and dinner sorted for today plus some chewing gum to stay minty fresh.
I'm not wearing the sunglasses today because - you know - it looks stupid and it's raining, so it means my eyeline is all over the place
anyway it's another journey into work on the tram and let's see what the day holds
[Music]
Finally some proper Manchester rain - oh we can get some breakfast now in the works canteen.
[Music]
[Music]
Oh okay so we paid the plumber
That's pilates, plumber and swimming lesson okay
I'm coming up to a supermarket now
I don't know if I'm going to go in and get pudding
[Music]
[Music]
This is my last night in Manchester - ooh I feel I'm getting louder now I'm doing these now that I'm at the end of the fourth vlog
It's my last night in Manchester so I've got some chocolates for my landlady because the rooms really nice and a little something for myself
This will be my last family size chocolate bar - I promise, and I feel it feels like this another quick video that's a good sign because I've spent not quite as much as usual I think that's it
I think the spending is now at an end, which means that this video comes to an end
I have no idea how long this video will last - it'll be interesting to watch it back
But I also don't think that anyone's reached this point of the video so if you have why not hit the thumbs up - let me know that you reached this point of the video
I'm also trying to get a thousand subscribers at the moment and you don't have to watch anything I make ever again - but if you subscribe it'll get me closer to a thousand subscribers when YouTube start paying your money - that would be really helpful thanks
[Music]
[Music]
The shoe's still there.
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There's a duck in the middle road.
[MUSIC]
Welcome back to the Tightwad Dad Vlog - hello I'm Neil thanks for clicking on this
I'm now on day three of my experiment to record everything we're spending every day on video
[MUSIC]
I've got the sunglasses on today - it's raining
It's much easier to talk to camera with sunglasses on because I'm actually looking around and making sure I'm not falling over
It feels like I'm someone else
I I don't know if I can keep this going

Obviously, I've started recording on day three so maybe I'll see it through
It's got really difficult in places - it's difficult to do this, which is talk to you in public while people are walking past
The second thing that's difficult, is actually taking my camera out and recording when I'm actually spending
It's good because it helps me to be a bit more mindful about the spending but it's bad because it's difficult to do things with one hand - but the first thing I need to do is to get myself to the tram stop and buy a ticket
[Music]
Do these things work?
I don't think they do - leave a comment I don't think they work.
[Music]
[Music]
We've got - at home - we've got a plumber - we've got a fantastic plumber fitting a new boiler
I've got a - I can't show you that because I'm not there to film it but my long-suffering wife sent me this picture
There's a joy of 10 right there - new pipework!
There's Manchester United
[Music]
so the second thing I'm going to spend on today will be my breakfast in the works canteen.
I think I'm going for just the one egg today.
[Music]
I have no idea how I'm going to edit these videos
I've got a feeling that I'm just gonna put in lots of walking shots and views of Manchester with lots of music underneath
[Music]
So I've made it till lunchtime without spending any money which is brilliant.
I'm walking on this side of the street because last week someone tried dropping a can of coke on me from the roof
But I'm off to the shop now to buy some more ready meals, because they're about half the price of the works canteen lunches.
Also, there's a duck in the middle road.
[Music]

[Music]
So that was it - that was all the spending I did today
So these videos are gonna get really short if I get really good at not spending
I don't know if being mindful about it is what's making me spend less, but we'll see.
Thanks for watching - if you got to this point why not give me a thumbs up or subscribe?
Weird abrupt ending.
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DAY 002 in Manchester and Salford #TightwadDad vlog 127

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DAY 002 in Manchester and Salford | TIGHTWAD DAD VLOG 006 Neil Mossey



[Music]
okay so this is the second day - day two of me trying to record everything I'm spending.
Working away from home at the moment in Manchester and Salford.
And... I don't know I don't even know if I'm going to take this file off the camera let alone edit it and put it onto YouTube but yesterday went quite well with - with trying to record everything we spent.
I'm obviously away from the family at the moment so that gives me a chance to to try this out
[Music]
It's a weird day because right now there's a brilliant plumber in our house earning thousands of pounds yeah and I'm here trying to save money but it's a good experiment I think
I think it's worth doing.
So what I've got to do this morning I've got to get myself into work
I'm getting weird looks cuz I've got my big camera out
It is a bit weird, me talking to myself
I think that's the biggest hurdle with me trying to record what we're spending
I might shoot the rest of this on the phone
[Music]
So the first thing I'm gonna spend on is the tram into work - I can't really avoid that
It's quite difficult to buy the ticket and hold the camera at the same time so here goes
[Music]
Okay, so the next unavoidable thing I've got to spend on is some breakfast
I'm going to do that my works canteen
[Music]
Alright, spent twice as much on buying breakfast than I'd hoped
It's lunchtime now so I could fast or accept the fact that it's Burger day
I've got a dilemma so I either go for the vegan burger or the proper one
[Music]
Luckily it was chicken and then that's it that's that is all that I spent today
[Music]
Something for pudding tonight
So that's it that was my second day of recording everything that I spent
Should I do this for a third day?
Guess we'll see tomorrow in the next video
If if you got to this point in the video thanks for watching
okay I don't know how long this experiment is gonna last but if you have reached this point you can send me a signal that somebody reached this point by clicking on the thumbs up button
That'll be really nice
Trying to make money in these videos but YouTube doesn't pay anything till you reach a thousand subscribers
I'm on about 430 at the moment
I don't think I'm ever gonna reach a thousand but if you want to take me one step closer just click on the subscribe button in the corner that would be really helpful
You don't have to watch anything of mine ever again but it helps me to get closer to that 1,000
yeah let's see if we would do this again thanks for watching
Can you please help my daddy get 1000 subscribers just click on his face thanks bye!
[Music]


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First day sharing spending on video DAY 001 TIGHTWAD DAD VLOG



I'm working away from home at the moment and it's difficult
It's difficult to write down - just even remember what what we're spending
I think I'm gonna start recording it on video
[Music]
Hello I'm Neil - I am the Tightwad Dad and I've been vlogging here for a while and I'm about ninety days into sharing publicly what we spend as a family everyday online
I think it's gonna be ten times harder and I think it's probably 10 times more pointless and so I'll just make lots of short weird videos just to catalogue how money leaves my family.
[Music]
Okay I've already hit an instant problem I completely forgot to video a massive spend up in the mini supermarket.
I bought two ready meals in bulk - two for four pounds - and to try and get myself off spending on the coffees, I bought a jar of coffee and some milk so I'm hoping that'll save me a few quid - the joy there is 10.
The hardest thing is just remembering to get the camera out when I'm spending.
[Music]
[Music]
I completely forgot I bought a tram ticket this morning - the joy's ten
Alright, so I didn't video it but I did take a really bad photo of it instead
And then there was the works canteen, I had breakfast there - that was joy of ten
I took a video of that
So that was, that was the first day of trying to video everything I've spent - oh, there's just one more thing - I do need something sweet
[Music]
So that was my first day of trying to video capture everything I've spent today
Man it's hard I dunno if I'm gonna do this tomorrow or even more than once a week if I don't do it every day - is there any point? I dunno.
Thanks for watching and you know what to do with the thumbs and that subscribe and everything
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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

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ME, WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Works Canteen: Breakfast and coffee
JOY 10

- Coffee Shop: lunch
JOY 10

- Tram Fare to airport
"Even though I was cutting it really fine"
JOY 10


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Monday, 20 May 2019

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AT HOME
- Martial arts monthly fee.
JOY 10
“And I’m not just saying that because they might be reading this and are better at it than me.”

- Water bill
"My son asked me how much does each litre of water cost.
I want him to know, but I also don't want him using that information against me when I tell him to drink water or have a bath."
JOY 1

- Council Tax bill
JOY 3

- Mobile phone bill
JOY 2

- Broadband fee
"I should remember all that the Internet brings me.
Distraction.
Arguing the toss.
Bad events that don't actually have a direct impact on our lives."
JOY 7

FAMILY ON HOLIDAY
- Lesser Known Supermarket Chain: Picnic bits for zoo.
JOY 10

- Zoo
JOY 10

- Zoo Gift Shop: Slinky and a dreamcatcher
"Because it does get tangled up, but it taught me that I can untangle slinkies."
JOY 8

ME, WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Airport Shop: Bottle of water
JOY 6

- Tram Fare
JOY 10

- Works canteen: Lunch
"My Long-Suffering Wife looked at what I ate last week in horror.
So I took a Country Veg Soup.
And then took photographic evidence."
JOY 10

- Express Supermarket: Family size chocolate for the office
JOY 10

- Express Supermarket: Microwave meal. And family size chocolate for me
JOY 10


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Saturday, 18 May 2019

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- German Chain Supermarket: Bike helmet, and bike pump. And milk.
JOY 10

- Online Stuff Store: Memory card reader, fountain pen ink converter, camera thing, mobile phone cover.
"I do not need any of this stuff, but that dopamine hit is good.
I don't think I even care if any of it arrives."
JOY 10

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Friday, 17 May 2019

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FAMILY AT HOME
- Bank Interest
JOY 1

- Big Online Supermarket Shop
JOY 9

ME, WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Tram fare
JOY 10

- Works Canteen: Breakfast & lunch (Fish & Chips)
JOY 10

- Online Flight Booking
"Just realised I'd forgotten to get myself back here on Monday"
JOY 2

- Fried Chicken Chain Airport Terminal Branch: Chicken burger
"I'm tired but I just stood there watching the underpaid overworked staff wiping their noses playing with their dirty ID cards and swiping their phones before touching my food.
I promise I will never eat here again.
But first... a burger."
JOY 1


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Charity Shop Books #TightwadDad 101

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AT HOME - FAMILY ON HOLS
- Charity Shop: Books
JOY 8

WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Works Canteen: Breakfast and a Pork Bap
JOY 10

- Tram fare
JOY 10


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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Wrong Way Flight #TightwadDad 100

I haven't written anything extra for about a month.

But I kept going with recording and sharing what we are spending.

Turns out, working for someone else helps you stop thinking about your spending.

I came back online to bring the sharing up to date, and by pure coincidence it's exactly 100 days since I started this experiment.

I am a #TightwadDad and making my family happy with...

AT HOME - FAMILY ON HOLS
- Country Park & Gardens
"Painting bird boxes."
JOY 10

WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Tram fare: I think I would love to be a tram driver. LSW thinks I would get bored.
JOY 10

- Works canteen: Breakfast and Evening chicken burger
JOY 10

- Office Pizza Restaurant Trip: Salad.
JOY 10

- Online Airline Booking: Final flights x2
"Screwed it up and booked it the wrong direction.
It's because I want to stay."
JOY 8


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ANCESTRY DNA UNBOXING & REVIEW #TIGHTWAD DAD PODCAST with Neil Mossey and Joe 012

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Hi welcome back to the Happy Hut, this is our Tightwad Dad podcast.
I'm Neil.
And I’m Joe.
You got this for your birthday, didn’t you.
I did! I got this from my sister - I got a DNA testing kit from Ancestry DNA
A DNA testing kit from my sister.
Do you know what DNA is?
So people, scientists, know how you're related
Yeah.
Something like that.

Anyway thanks sister - it's a brilliant present
So this is what you get inside the ancestry DNA box
Bag.
Where they collect the DNA
This is the box to send it
It's like a syringe that you put your human saliva sample
And what else do you get?
A box to put it in the mail. Nothing else.
Hey it's quite a nice box that it comes in.
Organised.

Shall we go through the instructions?
This is everything you've got to do
Dad’s gonna spit into it, do all the gross stuff.
I think that's quite a lot I've got to gob into
Are you allowed to drink water?
I don't think you are. You’re not supposed to drink but I've been eating love hearts all afternoon
That was like an hour ago, Dad.

You see what it says? “Spit to here”
A wavy line.
That's the wavy line
That's gonna be embarrassing
Excuse me
I'll give you some privacy
Ugh. Blur it out.
[Laugh] I want to see when it’s over.
Bubbles don't count
Do you want me to blur it out
yeah blur it out.
More. You’ve got millions of bubbles. You’ve just got a little bit more - wait -
This says “don't overfill”
Just a tiny bit more.
So I’m up to here with the bubbles - I think I've got more bubbles cuz I've been eating Love Hearts all afternoon.
I think that's enough.

Hey maybe they'll detect the love hearts in my DNA
Okay well I say it's pretty exact - I've managed to get my spit after the wavy line.
Wait, let me see?
Yeah
Oh I feel a bit ill after that - right - it's warm as well.
Tightly release stabilizing - the stabilizing fluid
It's called stabilizing fluid
yeah

Oh there you go look you’ve got to really twist it hard there you go
Right it’s all gone in.
Shake
No really hard like - one two three four okay you're done you're done
Place the tube in the collection bag
So what do we do with the DNA now?
I think you can obviously see you put it in there
Oh, we haven’t got the activation number!
Oh! [LAUGH] Ooopsie.
And if like us you put the tube in the box before you've got your activation code they've kindly put it on packet as well, that’s good

So here we are! Just post it?
Let’s do it!
Post.
[CLUNK]
[LAUGH] Messed up.
That was like, a long time ago.

Oh, OHHHH!
You’re about to discover your ethnicity estimate, and maybe even connect your long-lost relatives
I don’t want to do that.

Okay 77%
Dad you’re 77% Great Britain and Euro- Northwestern European
yep

You’re 12% Ireland and Scotland
Right, now right, this is a problem because I don't know if the family comes from Scotland or Ireland because I always thought it was Scotland but someone told me last year at a funeral that we're all from Ireland and that the name Mossey comes from the word Morrissey.
Spelt badly.

10% Swedish.
10% Swedish!
So... Abba?
That would explain the ABBA!
Ohhh.
And.

You’re 1% Ivory Coast/Ghana.
I’m 1% Ghanaian!
And we have a relative school in Ghana.
Is it called a relative school
Yes we've got a school that we talk to
Your school is twinned with a school in Ghana
Yes
...and I'm one percent... Ghanaian
I don’t think I’m Ivory Coast.

Who’s the guy, the Ghanaian guy?
The Ghanaian guy?
The guy from Ghana.
The guy from Ghana?
Yeah.
[LAUGHS]

How'd you feel about being 10 percent Swedish?
I don't like ABBA.
Hop this is helpful, if you had a DNA test
I'll see you in the next video don't forget to leave a thumbs up or like - smash that like button - very well I appreciate that because my dad's trying to get to a thousand
And we'll see you on the next #TightwadDad podcast thanks.
It's raining... can you feel it's raining.
Let’s go!
The Ghanaian DNA is not good with cold weather.
Can you please help my daddy get 1000 subscribers just click on his face, thanks bye!

AT HOME - FAMILY ON HOLS
- Shoe shop: Trainers for kid
"To cover for the ones that finally fell apart."
JOY 10

WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Hotel room booking
"Always anxious that I could do better or cheaper, but can't end up with no room booked."
JOY 10

- Tram fare
JOY 10

- Works canteen: Breakfast
JOY 10

- Sandwich Chain Shop: Sandwich
JOY 10

- Bus fare x2: Trip to the 3rd biggest shopping centre in Europe because I'm bored.
"Bought some pants".
JOY 9

- Clothing chain shopping centre store: Pants x1.
JOY 10

- FREE Drinks can dropped on me from top floor of multi storey car park. It missed.
JOY 10

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Monday, 13 May 2019

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ME, WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Tram fare
"I feel too at home now. Ran for the tram then realised I hadn't bought a ticket. Jumped off the tram. Bought ticket. Jumped back on."
JOY 10

- Works canteen: Breakfast and lunch, salad.
JOY 10

- Express Supermarket: Microwave curry and family size bar of chocolate
"For pudding without the family"
JOY 10


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Sunday, 12 May 2019

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I am a #TightwadDad and making my family happy with...

- Bank fees
"I know they've got to live, but, you know, I've got an idea that even they might work out how to make money from just sitting on our cash without charging fees."
JOY 1

- High Street Ironmongers Chain Store: Memory card
"Because I need to hoard more, electronically"
JOY 8

- B&B Room Booking
JOY 10

WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- FREE: LSW booted me out of the car on the zebra crossing outside the airport.
"I know I encouraged this, but it was her birthday and I would've happily sprung for the drop-off fee."
JOY 3

- Tram fare
"I can't write this here but I have fallen in love with Manchester's Trams."
JOY 10

- Express Supermarket: Meal to take into work.
JOY 10

- Airport Shop: 1x bottle of water
JOY 10


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