-we were saving
The word ahorrábamos is the imperfect form of ahorrar in the first person plural.
See the full ahorrar conjugation


Me surgió la brillante idea de que si ahorrábamos podríamos comprarlo juntos.
I came up with the brilliant idea that, if we saved up, we could buy it together.
De haberlo dicho antes, nos ahorrábamos un baño.
If you'd said that before, you'd have saved us both a wetting.
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