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Had a good evening

October 1st, 2009 at 06:08 pm

Another LONG day at work! Thank you TD Bank for making my day just that much more frustrating. People never want to believe their bank is holding up their direct deposit. It HAS to be the payroll department, right? I actually read about the problem here in the blogs while I was at lunch. It explained a lot of phone calls I got today.

Anyways, stopped at Target on the way home to use up another set of coupons for 49 cent Purina One cat food. I have one more set for 49 cents and one for 99 cents that DH and I will use tomorrow. I also got a free 3.75 oz bag of Chex mix (that I just polished off!) with a $1.00 Target printable. I ended up spending a total of $16.40 on the cat food, Chex mix, a polo for DH, a tshirt for me, 6 pairs of dress socks for me, a cami for me. More than I planned on spending, but not bad at all!! I think DH will be thrilled with his $3.00 polo shirt. Smile

I got home to find my $30 Staples ink rewards and a free $40 visa gift card! The gc was for signing up for a free trial of something that I canceled in the first 30 days. EASY gift card! I'm thinking I'd like to spend the Staples rewards towards a new computer monitor. I have six weeks or so before they expire, so plenty of time to wait for the right deal.

So I sat and chuckled over how nice the evening turned out, scarfed down the chex mix, and smiled. Smile

I'm getting antsy to go over the finances this week now that DH's car is paid off! My raise went into effect and I got three weeks retro pay. I want to see how much I can throw towards Student Loan 1. Eh, maybe not tonight. I usually go over this stuff Saturday morning anyways. Just getting antsy!!

Oh, everything worked out ok Wednesday with my brother and the car. It passed inspection - no problem! I paid the $29 for the inspection, topped off the gas tank for about $10, and sent him and his friend back north. It buys him a little more time with the car. Decision time comes again when the insurance renews at the end of December. For now, the car is on loan.

Now I'm just doing some laundry and trying to sit back and relax for a few minutes. Don't get that often!!

I'll leave you with a pic of the two brats sharing a sun spot recently. They hate, hate, HATE each other - so this was unusual.

5 Responses to “Had a good evening”

  1. north georgia gal Says:

    I had a good sales night too at Food Lion.

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    Good for you! I hope you're getting a high from all this coupon shopping like I am. Smile

  3. frugaltexan Says:

    I'm glad to hear that it worked out with your brother and the car.

  4. LuxLiving Says:

    Good that you had a chance to help him understand the loan portion of the car program again??

    Is he clear that he needs to do something else or plan on buying it from you guys?

    My b-i-l bought our car and was supposed to make payments along if FIL's estate didn't clear by a certain date. It didn't and two long years later, before he got his inheritance we deducted the amount for the car. Sheesh. Minus any interest our money would have earned had we had it.

    Loaning/selling to relatives can be tricky!

  5. dmontngrey Says:

    We left it rather up in the air on what to do with the car. He was just back from Iraq and about to be released from the Army. He needed a car to travel back and forth between home and base while he made this transition. Well, we were just about to sell the car so we "lent" it to him instead. The original intention was for him to buy the car from us. He also originally intended on finding a job quickly. Well, you know how that is these days. Part of me does think he hasn't put a lot of effort into that though. I'm not upset and not worried about it. Glad we can help out at this time. I just wish he'd get his life straightened up - on many levels! It was just a minor aggravation that he didn't take care of the inspection sooner. He just wasn't paying attention to it. I do not at all mind paying for the inspection. I think he still plans to keep the car and give us money for it. Hard to do when there's no money. What can we do?

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