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Grocery savings!

August 30th, 2012 at 08:45 pm

Sprite was on sale this week, so I really stocked up. By using my advantage card, I was able to save $21 at the grocery store. I got a check in the mail for $10 too; making a grand total of $31 to add to the challenge!

Prev. total $6681.00
today 31.00
new total $6712.00

Vet visits!

August 24th, 2012 at 06:56 pm

I took both of my dogs to the vets this week. Abbey, the puppy is much improved with her new diet and got her first shot.
Molly, my 3 year old has blood in her stool. Thank goodness it is not serious. It is something that starts with coc and is like a parasite something. It is fairly common in puppies so she must have gotten it from Abbey. I spent about $130 but I should have two healthy little girls in a few days! They are so worth it!

Dinner out!

August 24th, 2012 at 06:47 pm

WE had dinner out last night for the first time in the month off August! I know cause I am keeping track of my spending this month. Our meal was $17 and change and I left a $6 tip. (plus change) It is hard to believe that we use to eat out almost every night! It does help that my husband does a lot of the cooking! I really don't like to cook!

Updating the challenge!

August 21st, 2012 at 04:44 pm

I have really gotten behind on the $20 challenge. I try and spend a lot of time with the new puppy. But this morning, I took all my change to the bank and received $42 to add to the challenge. Also, the braves won 4 games in a row; another $4. I saved $3 with my Ingles card this morning, heck let's just make it an even $50 to add to the challenge.

Prev. totl $6631.00
today 50.00
new total $6681.00

Elvis day!

August 17th, 2012 at 06:27 pm

Yesterday was elvis day on tv all day (and night) I am a big fan of Elvis' voice, but I did not like his movies. I watched some yesterday just to see Elvis himself. He was so handsome. It is hard to believe that he died 35 years ago yesterday!

Pinecone check

August 11th, 2012 at 03:14 pm

I received a pinecone check yeterday. Last month I deposited 6 of those checks. I will add this one to my $20 challenge.

Prev. total $6628.00
today 3.00
new total $6631.00

Getting behind!

August 8th, 2012 at 08:55 pm

I am getting behind in the $20 challenge. I have not kept up with the braves or the stock market. The new puppy takes up much of my time. I do know that the braves won 9 of their last 12 games, so I am going to donate all my $1 bills to the challenge.

Prev. total $6615.00
today 13.00
new total $6628.00

Chase check in the mail.

August 3rd, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I got a check for $50 from my Chase rewards card. I make over $600 a year just by using the card and paying it off every month.
Of course, that goes to my $20 challenge.

Prev. total $6565.00
today 50.00
new total $6615.00

$ ING Interest!

August 2nd, 2012 at 08:11 pm

I earned $63 in interest in my ING account. That is really going down, cause my ING account is going down. We have completely finished the first house; now if we just had some lookers! (and buyers)
We are going to start on the next house tomorrow. This will be a smaller 2 bedroom cabin on a creek.
I will add my interest money to the $20 challenge. I need to get that back on track!

Prev. total $6502.00
today 63.00
new total $6565.00

vet visit

August 1st, 2012 at 02:41 pm

I took my new puppy to the vet yesterday. She is not a healthy girl! She has an ear infection and a hernia. The food he told me to feed her is not good for her at all. It is purnina puppy food and the vet told me that it was terrible food.
I feed Molly, "Chicken soup for the dog lover's soul" and the vet told me that I should give it to Abbey too. She does not like puppy food. (the vet)
There is also something wrong with puppy's eyesight and leg too. She hopes it will improve with better nutrition.

My puppy came with a health guarantee, so I could give her back and get my money back. But then she would just be sold to another unlucky household.
Instead, I will try to get her better. She can have surgery to repair the hernia when I get her spayed/
The vet is even putting off her shots until she is eating better food.

Beware of purnina puppy food!