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Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Happy Halloween to everyone. It is one of my favorite holidays cause we are usually invited to a party. I love to get dressed up. But, no party this year. The people that usually have it, have their house up for sale now.
So, we are staying home to pass out candy to the trick or treaters tonight.
I finally turned the heat on yesterday. It has been so cold and windy here; we actually saw snow flakes in October.
I got a dollar in the mail yesterday and Monday was a no use gas day, so $3 added to the$20 challenge.

Prev. total $8685.00
today 3.00
new total $8688.00

Gas has come down a bit!

October 26th, 2012 at 01:16 pm

I stopped and bought gas today. Regular has come down to $3.49 a gallon. I find that regular works in this corvette just fine, but it did not in my 2004 corvette. I had 2 no use gas days this week, Monday and Thursday. That means I have $4 to add to my challenge. ($2 a day every time I stay home)

Prev. total $8681.00
today 4.00
new total $8685.00

electric is under budget!

October 25th, 2012 at 10:50 am

I kept my electric bill under $100 this ast month. That means I am $60 under budget which can be added to my $20 challenge fund.

Prev. total $8621.00
today 60.00
new total $8681.00

early voting!

October 25th, 2012 at 07:29 am

Hubby and I went down to the courthouse and voted at 8 am this morning. I like this early voting. It is so much easier than standing in line on election day!
Make sure you vote this year! This is an important election.!!

2 more months!

October 25th, 2012 at 07:27 am

Today is October 25th, just two more months til christmas. Are you ready!! I am not, but we have cut way back on christmas in the past few years. I only buy for my hubby. I give the granddaughters each a check so they can buy what they want!

my usual check

October 24th, 2012 at 01:10 pm

My usual check came into the bank today (social security) I always save it and transfer it to my ING savings account. Of course, I also add it to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $8117.00
today 504.00
new total $8621.00

Grocery savings

October 24th, 2012 at 10:24 am

I always stock up on sprite when it is on sale. Sprite zero is our mixer of choice for our evening cocktails, so I got 4-12 packs for $3 each. My grand total on my advantage card was $12 savings which I am adding to my challenge money.

Prev. total $8105,00
today 12,00
new total $8117.00

Over on deposit!

October 21st, 2012 at 12:41 pm

My last deposit Friday had $20 too much in it! So, I am adding this $20 bill to my $20 challenge.

Prev. total $8085.00
today 20.00
new total $8105.00

Exciting Saturday!

October 20th, 2012 at 07:01 am

Today is an exciting day. First there is a big car show in town. Dh found his 1933 ford victoria at this show 12 years ago. He is down there looking right now.
At Lunchtime we will go to the Blairsville bash. It is a BIG bar b que party for 800 people. I am honest; I don't like barb que, but I do like desserts and they have hundreds of them!
This afternoon is another car show put on by a different group, down on the town square. (which is actually round) Dh always puts his car in this show. I will probably go with him in his old car so we can go out to dinner afterwards.
This is the last car show until next spring. We don't drive the old car much in the winter cause it has no heat. We also have a big sorgum festival going on this weekend. (sorgum is syrup)

Ultimate cheapskate!

October 19th, 2012 at 10:25 am

I watched the show on Tuesday and enjoyed it. I was surprised that one of the men on the show is posting on the saving advice forums.
His name is Jeff Yeager and he wrote the book, "Ultimate Cheapskates road map to true riches".
He is the man that found over $7 in change in just one day. It is his hobby. I haven't found $7 in change in my entire life!!
I would like to read his book!

Grocery savings!

October 18th, 2012 at 01:15 pm

I did my grocery shopping on Tuesday. Using my advantage card I saved a total of $14 to all to the challenge.

prev. total 8071.00
today 14.00
new total 8085.00

DH is coming home!

October 17th, 2012 at 10:35 am

My darling husband is coming home tonight. He has been in Florida this week to spend time with his father, who turned 91 on Monday! I sure will be glad to see him and so will the girls! Especially Molly. Everytime she hears a noise in the garage, she thinks it is her daddy!

I lost a friend!

October 16th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I lost a dear friend this past weekend! I have known her since we were in homeroom in the 8th grade. We graduated together; then reconnected in our early 30's! She introduced me to the mountains when she and her husband took me and dh to Gatlinburg, Tn.
When I moved up here a few years later, they sold their house and moved here too.
Our class reunion was last Saturday and that is the day she died.
She was a heavy smoker for all these years and she died of lung cancer. If you don' smoke, don't start. If you do smoke, please quit. I know it can be done. I quit cold turkey 20 years ago and did my dh.

Party tonight!

October 13th, 2012 at 11:51 am

We are going to a full sit down dinner party tonight. It is for a friend whose house we built 11 years ago. He was not a friend when we built the house, but he has become my dh's best friend and biggest admirer!!Tonight is his birthday and I always love going to parties over at their house.

Free gas!

October 11th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Dh bought some paint at home depot over labor day and the maker of the paint was offering a rebate. I signed up for it and received a home depot debit card for $10. I just used it to get $10 worth of free gas. $10 worth of gas is not very much gas, but heck it was free!
I will add that to the challenge money.

Prev. total 8061.00
today 10.00
new total $8071.00

No heat yet!

October 11th, 2012 at 06:08 am

It is October 11 and I have not put the heat on yet. It can get quite cold here in the North Georgia mountains. This morning it was 37 degrees. I got my propane tank filled up and paid $1.89 per gallon. What does it run in your neck of the woods? My bill was for $1100.00

windstream rebate

October 10th, 2012 at 11:17 am

I just applied for a rebate from Windstream. I had to buy a new $120 modem on Monday. The rebate ticket states that they will pay me back $50 as a form of statement credit. That's ok. I can take the cash the credit will free up and add it to my challenge when the credit comes thru.

ING interest

October 10th, 2012 at 05:29 am

I got interest on my ING account on October. It amounted to $38 which I will add to my challenge money.

Prev. total $8023.00
today 38.00
new total $8061.00

More grocery savings!

October 10th, 2012 at 05:19 am

I did my grocery shopping yesterday and saved $6 using my Ingles advantage card. That gets added to the chalenge.
Prev. total $8017.00
today 6.00
new total $8023.00

Back to the challenge!

October 9th, 2012 at 02:18 pm

I have missed 9 days now on the $20 challenge. I need to make up time! In my grocery shopping last week I saved $9 using my advantage card.

Prev. total $8017.00
today 9.00
new total $8026.00

I am back!

October 9th, 2012 at 08:17 am

I have been gone for the entire fist part of October. My computer would not let me connect to the internet since October 1st. I called a computer tech, but he could not get me back on the internet.
Finally, I called again and was advised to get a new modum. I got that yesterday and now I am back in business. I missed you all!