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Old 08-15-2005, 06:50 PM
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Old 08-15-2005, 11:33 PM
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Wow, I did not read the posts yesterday and did not realize gas was going up. DH came in and said one station he was going to stop at had several cars so he did not stop. He neglected to tell me that it was going up and asked me to fill it up when I took DS to get his hair cut. Ouch $2.69 where I usually go so went to another where they are sometimes cheaper and slower to raise and paid $2.55. I am so glad DS is now at a closer school. In fact it is on the way to DD's school and they get out within 10 minutes of each other. He is considered a walker and her school does not have bus service.

I need to go out tomorrow and get the rest of her school supplies using the sale papers. DS starts middle school tomorrow and is not looking forward to it. I have to confess I am not either. As she does not start until Thursday, if it is not unbearably hot, we will walk up and get him from school.

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Old 08-16-2005, 03:09 AM
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Good morning all!!

Frugal yesterday was taking lunch to work, and eating dinner from the freezer.
Frugal today will be a repeat of yesterday.

Gas here was $2.49 last night on the way home from work. I gassed up on Sunday for $2.45.

Barb - I don't care for the Kraft slices either - but my nephew will eat any sliced American cheese, especially on grilled cheese sandwiches, so it will get used.

My boyfriend's birthday is today and since I didn't think I would be seeing him today with his schedule, I made a birthday dinner Sunday - steak (from Sam's), peppers and onions (from the produce market), and pasta salad. Then I made a carrot cake from scratch, which promptly fell apart in the center. He won't eat cream cheese icing, so I just made a butter cream icing. To cover the mess of crumbs, and uneveness in the center, I used my spritz cookie maker with a wide ridged tip and covered the mess very well. I really didn't want crumbs in the icing, and this worked real well.

And of course, even though it is just 6 am here, boyfriend has already been here - got called in to work, and is threatening to come back for a cup of tea before the next shift starts.

On Saturday, before the trip to Home Depot, the craft store, and the produce market, I stopped at JC Penney's. They had $36 shorts for boyfriend, down to $10.88. There just wasn't much he wanted for his birthday, and certainly not much he needs. I picked up 2 pair of Dockers, one really dressy ones, and one pair of jean shorts. At age 61, he has so much, and doesn't wear out his clothing. But I squashed the thought that kept popping into my head that said it would be easier to just go buy that $55 bottle of cologne that is just out on the market. I figured that if I still want to get it for him at Christmas that $55 will get me more (there are always "gifts with purchase" at Christmas). So that will make it a much more frugal gift.

Well ladies, got to go. I think I hear that police car coming down the street. I better get the tea water on.

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Old 08-16-2005, 06:17 AM
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Dh told me this morning that he paid 2.68 for gas!!! Its getting crazy.

Frugal for me today is a really great person is sending me a box of boy clothes, which I am positve will save me money!

Dh said the job fair he attended was mainly insurance companies wanting sales reps. Yet another disapointment.

Middle school is probaly the biggest adjustment besides going to college! Its a whole new ball park I imagine. I am sure you both will do fine. Good luck to her!

My kids dont care for the american cheese slices either imo they are salty! We love grilled cheese with Muenster cheese, which of course is not one of the allowed cheese on wic. This week I got Colby Jack and Swiss. Evan loves string cheese also not covered. I have to learn to carve silly shapes in the cheese because then he loves it. lol

I feel for your ds, dhs best friend went through a very similar situation with his now ex wife. Good luck to him.

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Old 08-16-2005, 07:23 AM
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We finally got some much needed rain here this morning. Frugal is staying home for the next two or three days and not spending money on anything. Talk to ya later!
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:43 AM
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Good morning! I agree--the gas prices are going crazy! I paid $2.41 last night on a tip from a friend who found that price, but the lowest I've seen anywhere else here is $2.59!! So although I don't think paying $2.41 for gas sounds too frugal, it was in comparison to the other prices! Other than that, just the usual--work lunches brought from home, cold water laundry, piggybacking loads in the dryer so the dryer doesn't cool down. The temp here has been back down to the 80s, so I've been able to keep the a/c off--that's been a blessing! It had been sooooooooo hot for quite a while!

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Old 08-16-2005, 09:52 AM
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Good morning. Not much frugal here to report, at ALL...

Drove 5 hours, there and back for a funeral yesterday, for my great uncle. Grocery shopped, while up in the city afterwards, and used all my gas. We also ate at the Texas Roadhouse. LOL. Oh well, it was good, and a nice funeral too.

Frugal today, staying home, doing cold water wash, and cleaning.

Gas is high out here too....blech!

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Old 08-16-2005, 10:15 AM
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Gas is around $2.55 here. I hope it stops going up. DH and I travel to work, and it is just ridiculous.

Frugal today is cold water wash, although I am using the dryer as it is raining. Need the rain, though. Also frugal today, is sticking to my shopping list and not buying any extras. I'm also staying home and not oging out because I am really watching my gas tank.

Making bread in the bread machine. It's so good!!

Barb---Thanks for posting the idea about the potatoes in the roaster. I have a roasting machine, and I never even thought about doing potatoes in there.

Well, time to get busy. LOL......I've been on the 'puter for a few hours now. Looks like another day off without much accomplished.


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Old 08-16-2005, 12:29 PM
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Good Afternoon Everyone


Sorry to hear the job fair didn't go well for dh. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that something good will come your way soon.

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Glad to hear you got rain. We've been getting it here too the past 2 days and it feels so much cooler, Ahhh!..

Not much frugal to report. I've been working every evening on a baby afghan for a co worker, it is taking forever. Also working on my Christmas dish cloths for the mall and our craft show.

Tonight I'm making pumpkin scented soap. I've been putting soap in the womens bathrooms here at work and they love it and I'm starting to get orders for soap .

Well just thought I'd pop in and say hi. Dinner tonight will be homemade, salmon steaks and a salad with tomatoes from our garden.

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Old 08-16-2005, 06:39 PM
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Frugal today was using cheaper hamburger to make dinner. I have found that I save a lot if I buy they HUGE package and break it up and freeze it.
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