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Old 08-05-2005, 08:53 AM
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Good Morning Everyone

I think it was Beckanoah who had the good Walmart trip.. that is great prices on clothing . I think they have about the best price going on most of their clothes.

Not much frugal to report, got the funeral expenses estimate $2000.00 roughly for cremation, no showing. I was surprised the obituary for one day is $125.00! That is so crazy. I ask her if she wanted it in there (she's such a private person). She said maybe just a small 2 liner.

Frugal yesterday? Stopped at Aldi's on my way home from work dogs were out of treats, so went ahead and did all my shopping at the same time. The store was empty so I was in and out in less than half an hour. I only spent $22.50. Tommorow will be the big store runs we need to restock Pepsi, Coffee, and cheese. I'm also trying to add a little to my pantry stock for winter. I'm buying 3 extra cans of tuna each week now and will be adding cans of chili now too for winter chili.

Last week's grocery shoping cut my bill back by $25.00 so that was good, will try again this week.

We got our notification a couple days ago about our craft show it will be Oct. 29th this year and I immediately sent in our rent fees so I would be sure to get the same table we had last year. With mil sick, we may have to split it up.

Well gotta go.. talk again soon.

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Old 08-05-2005, 09:47 AM
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Anna, Thoughts are with you.

Last night sil took me with her to BJs, I defintly like Costco better I think they have a bigger inventory and prices are a wee bit cheaper on the items I normaly buy! However in the same breath I was able to save 3.00 from coupons which Costco does not take. We are now pretty stocked up on some of my pantry and freezer items. Disapointed in their meat selection so didnt get any of that!

Anna, Dh only will eat Albacore tuna and I found them for .88 cents at Walmart, which is a good deal. I stocked up on those last week with him not working I swear our food bill has doubled!

Can you guess WHoever you are,
Smart move on consolidating just make sure you dont use the one you just emptied! lol

We turned the air off today and opened up all the windows there is a nice breeze! Main frugal today!

Awhile ago we went to my great aunts bday party and they had prizes for the kids (they played bingo) anyway Evan won one of those giant punching balloons and it has since popped. I wanted to get another he loved it so much but cant seem to find anywhere, does anyone have an idea where to look????
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Old 08-05-2005, 10:24 AM
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Thanks.

Barbzy

I meant to thank you yesterday for the idea about the towel... I had thought about that after I bought the gloves, lol! Very good idea.

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Old 08-05-2005, 10:31 AM
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Hi, everyone!
Lee, great job on stocking up. I don't think that I've ever seen a BJ's around here.
Anna, wow, I've heard that funeral expenses are costly, but that is just so unreal. That's wonderful that you were able to cut down 25.00 on your grocery bill. I just went shopping also-for two weeks. I bought mostly just at Aldi and a few things at Walmart. Nothing too eventful. Took cash for groceries and deposited the savings into my change can. Which needs to be replenished.
Frugal for today is working in the garden, making dinner in the slow cooker, and making graham cracker cookies. Just trying tothink of things to make that save on electricity. We just got notice that it is to go up 5%, so am trying to be as frugal with it as I possibly can. Well take care ladies, and have a great(finally!) Friday!
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Old 08-05-2005, 11:26 AM
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It would really make your hair stand on end to see what it cost for a full funeral. Might be cheaper in smaller towns but Columbus is a big metro. We live about a mile from the funeral home, transportation from our house to theirs is $170.00.

The cost also doesn't include the grave lot (she already bought 5 of those in the 50's), the tombstone (she bought it in 94) or the opening and closing of the gravesite, we don't know what it is yet around $100.00? and also transportation from the funeral home to the cemetary another $75.00. They say you can take it yourself but that's a little far out to me.

I told dh we really need to start preparing for this stuff ourselves, right now we both have insurance policies thorough our work but if we were laid off, quit, etc. that goes away. While we are relatively young and healthy auto accidents can happen in a second. I'm not sure what kind of coverage our auto insurance covers?

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Old 08-05-2005, 11:46 AM
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Hot water heater and computer board that runs it in my trailer broke yesterday. This is going to set up back--big time! So, we'll definately have to watch our pennies extra hard now. Frugal today is eating ramen noodles for lunch and eating left-over stew made from leftovers that I pulled from the freezer.
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Old 08-05-2005, 07:16 PM
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Hello. Opening and closing is digging the grave and filling it back in. (Sorry if that is not delicately put.) I used to work at a cemetary.


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The cost also doesn't include the grave lot (she already bought 5 of those in the 50's), the tombstone (she bought it in 94) or the opening and closing of the gravesite, we don't know what it is yet around $100.00? and also transportation from the funeral home to the cemetary another $75.00. They say you can take it yourself but that's a little far out to me.

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Old 08-05-2005, 07:47 PM
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Awhile ago we went to my great aunts bday party and they had prizes for the kids (they played bingo) anyway Evan won one of those giant punching balloons and it has since popped. I wanted to get another he loved it so much but cant seem to find anywhere, does anyone have an idea where to look????
Leighann, look in the party favor department. I usually get them for DD at the Dollar Tree, with the party favors. My DD loves them too, as unfortunately do the cats!!

Osi, $125 for an obituary!! Wow that is pricey. And thoughts are still with you. Be glad that you are seeing this coming, and it didn't just hit suddenly, and you have to do all this in a "fog", unexpectantly!

Nothing really frugal to report. We did go to Dollar Tree and got DS some key chains and matchbox cars, as it is his sixteenth birthday. As all he wanted for his birthday was money. But, I think they should have something to unwrap. Just not a birthday without the unwrapping of a gift, even if it is goofy and cheap.

Now, I will have to get him his learner's permit, and get DD her driver's liscence. (Gosh, I feel so old!!) And start all over with the learning to drive. Although I think a boy might be easier to teach than a girl. Than I will have a 5 1/2 year break with teaching to drive!
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Old 08-05-2005, 07:49 PM
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Don't know if anyone's mentioned this about those balloon punch balls, but I've bought them at the checkout line in the grocery store, too.

Anna-If you look at your pip (personal injury protection) coverage, that's what you get for medical coverage in case of an accident.

Not frugal... Spent over $80 at Menards for some pink insulation board for our water pipes.

Frugal... Parents bought dinner at a Chinese buffet.

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Old 08-05-2005, 07:55 PM
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Is a punching balloon anything like a piñata?



What is the average cost for a full-blown funeral now days—does anyone know?

 
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