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Where have I been?

October 28th, 2011 at 10:37 am

I've been around. Still here for the most part. I read the blogs and comment sometimes, just haven't been interested in blogging.

Around the time I left blogging, I started getting into couponing more. That wasn't something I wanted to blog about here, so I posted it on my Facebook page then "graduated" to Blogger. Life got in the way and I got burned out in every aspect of my life. Frown

We started 2011 by losing 2 turtles, and our 16 year old black cat died of cancer after a 3 month battle. We had to put her down the night before my birthday in March. It was just too much to deal with all at once.

In July, the day after DH's birthday, we adopted a new black cat. He is 3 1/2 - 4 years old and a TERROR!! Oh boy. It has been a challenge, but he's starting to get better. He is buddies with our black lab, won't give the beagle the time of day, and terrorizes my poor tiger cat.

Since my last blog post: DH got rid of his 2001 Grand Prix GTP and bought a 2000 Ford F150. That was quite a change! We recently got back DH's Neon that my brother had borrowed for 2 years. Never thought to see THAT back in our lives again! So that's DH's daily driver while he makes some repairs on his truck. We have spent a pretty penny on car repairs lately - including swapping the transmission on the Neon! The vehicles are all paid for though. Smile DH has done most of the work himself, so this has been a great learning experience for a relatively "low" cost. He even found a used transmission for $320 shipped to us - and put that in himself with the help of my mom's BF.

Oh... I paid off my car. Big Grin

I'm still couponing, but not as much as I was last year. I'm having a lot of fun at the office supply stores at the moment. I was thrilled to find out I made Staples Premier status! Yes, the things that amuse me...

Just NEED to tackle that student loan debt. I want to blog here more to try and keep finances front and center again. They are for the most part, but you all know it's much easier when you're answering to others.

I'm just NOW starting to come out of the fog from the events earlier this year. I'm hoping I can stay level-headed and tackle this stuff.

I have more updates, but I will save those for other blog entries. Please give me a swift kick if I disappear again, OK? Wink

12 Responses to “Where have I been?”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Welcome back, we have missed you!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Welcome back to blogland!

  3. retire@50 Says:

    welcome back

  4. littlegopher Says:

    Sorry about the loss of your dear pets. Glad you're back.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad to see you!

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    Life moves so quickly sometimes doesn't it?
    Glad you're back to blogging. Smile

  7. CampFrugal Says:

    I am sorry to hear about your pets, but glad to hear from you.

  8. dmontngrey Says:

    Thanks guys! Glad to be back blogging here. I had a lot of anxieties about blogging (and too many other things in life) but my other blog really helped with that. I feel a lot more comfortable discussing things now.

    @Looking Foward - oh boy, doesn't it ever?! I'll have plenty more to say on that subject. Smile

  9. LuckyRobin Says:

    Good to see you posting.

  10. Jerry Says:

    Welcome back... you have been very busy, and that does lead to something like a blog sometimes taking a back seat. Nice to have the Neon back, and I'm sure that the insurance on a small car like that is cheaper than the other vehicles.

  11. dmontngrey Says:

    Ha ha... I wish!! Due to a couple speeding tickets (DH) attached to the car, not only do we not get a credit - there is also a surcharge! It costs almost as much to insure this car as it does to insure the other two combined. Even if we got rid of the car, the surcharge would be attached to his truck. Not much we can do about that one. We are looking into other options to lower costs.

  12. custom writings online Says:

    The good news is that you again have an interest in the blog, so I'm waiting for new interesting articles.

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