We managed to stumble thru June inspite of 2 largish, unexpected... moreWe managed to stumble thru June inspite of 2 largish, unexpected medical bills. Even managed to pay cash for allbut 1 night at a hotel on our vacation and it was only $22 charged to credit card.
I haven't got the july budget finalized but I do knw we need to find a way to get some money back into savings as well as be prepared for the hiigher electric bills and Momma's higher grocery bills.
Dinner tonight was shredded pork tacos or burritos served with r... moreDinner tonight was shredded pork tacos or burritos served with refried beans, salsa, sliced avocado, shredded cheese, and lime wedges.
Hazy, warm and humid. Wildfires to the North and West of us. Dep... moreHazy, warm and humid. Wildfires to the North and West of us. Depending on the wind, we will get ash flakes floating like snow and sometimes the smell is so intense that i get headaches. Today isn't too bad.
Have a pot roast in the slow cooker with onion/potatoes/carrots. Pretty good. Added 2 cans cream mushroom soup and 2 beef buillion cubes. It has been cooking for 6 1/2 hours now.
Ran errands today. Tired for some reason. So I had a early dinner and will nap before work.
Issues this week. College is one of them and it looks like the IRS lost our tax documents. That explains a lot. But it won't help my son, as the school is saying that a form is necessary. I explianed the situation and even sent the school a copy of the paperwork from the IRS that says the paperwork is not avialable. AND, it has my son's name and a lady's name on it. The school said it may be identity theft...I said, Hold On. I am NOT filing a identity theft report since we don't know that. Just take whatever documents that i have sent yo... less
Another hot one here today. Big Brother and I just took Mo... moreAnother hot one here today. Big Brother and I just took Momma to the dentist to check her bottom plate. It was causing a sore spot but think it is aadjusted right now. He took her extra vehicle to have it inspected so I can register it next week. Unfoortunately it didn't pass. He was upset because he says they shuldn't have failed it for the auxilliary light they said was the ccause. Of course they quoted him a high repair price so that is probably why. It just needs a bulb replaced. Not sure why he didn't go ahead and do it instead of leaving it for me and DH to do it this weekend.
My thankful for today is that BFF and I decided to put of the shopping until tomorrow. I am relieved since that will give me a chance to finish off the June bills and get the July budget in place. Our grocery list is about done and I have mother's list. I think she needs to go to the grocery store herself so she can actually see the prices. She gives me a $50 to ... less
I have been slacking on grocery shopping all together. I have a ... moreI have been slacking on grocery shopping all together. I have a long list today and I will see how it goes. I actually ran out of flour and other basics.
Today is the last day of June and tomorrow starts the second hal... moreToday is the last day of June and tomorrow starts the second half of 2016. Time is flying! Tell us how you are stretching today. Jill
I had thought the motor on my dryer had started on fire a month ... moreI had thought the motor on my dryer had started on fire a month or so ago, and we have been hanging clothes out on the line. I have a repair plan with the utility company, so it is sometimes free repairs. I finally had a chance to get them out here. Turned out I had a lint fire in the dryer, he charged $80 to clean out the vent and he vacumned and cleaned out the dryer, but he highly recommended getting a new dryer. He said the fire was in the insulation and said that I should not use the dryer again. Does anyone know how unsafe it would be? Seems it is all cleaned out, any advice? The clothes are back on the line. less
by Rick Kahler
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