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Still no heat!

April 30th, 2013 at 08:20 pm

I had a new heat/ac unit put in three months ago. My heat has gone out four times now, so I am not a happy camper. My heat man promised to come and work on it today. No show yet!
I did my grocery shopping yesterday and saved $5 using my Ingles card. The braves won last night, the stock market went up and I had a no use gas day, so I have a total of $9 to add to my $20 challenge

Prev. total $2712.00
today 9.00
new total $2721.00

Chase check gets added too!

April 27th, 2013 at 02:16 pm

I got a chase rewards check in the mail. This gets added to the $20 challenge too.

Prev. total $2684.00
today 28.00
new total $2712.00

s/s check gets added too!

April 26th, 2013 at 05:14 pm

My s/s/ check gets added to my $20 challenge every month also.

Prev. total $2175.00
today 509.00
new total $2684.00

Pinecone

April 26th, 2013 at 05:08 pm

I received 2 pinecone checks for $3 each yesterday. They will get add to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $2169.00
today 6.00
new total $ 2175.00

$20 challenge

April 26th, 2013 at 04:59 pm

Time to add to the $20 challenge. I saved $7 using my Ingles card on Tuesday. The braves won twice that day, so I have a total of $9 to add to the challenge.

Prev. total $2160.00
today 9.00
new total $2169.00

a rebate!

April 21st, 2013 at 09:00 pm

Every month I get a rebate from a local building supply place. It use to be that they sent me a check every few months. Now, they let me take it directly off of my bill. I always save this rebate and add it to my $20 challenge.

Prev. total $1983.00
today 177.00
new total $2160.00

Advantage card

April 20th, 2013 at 08:02 pm

I used my Ingles advantage card when I went grocery shopping on Tueaday and I saved $5. I will add that to my $20 challenge.

Prev. total $1978.00
today 5.00
new total $1983.00

Bad storm

April 20th, 2013 at 05:03 pm

We had a bad storm here on Wednesday. I have never seen so much rain and hail in my life. Our yard was completely flooded and the creek came out of the banks. I thought we were going to have to leave the house for a while, but the water finally receeded.
The storm knocked out all the internet in this area and we just got it back today. That is why I have been missing for a few days!

Grrrr....heater won't run!

April 14th, 2013 at 08:38 pm

My brand new heat/ a/c unit has quit working and it is still kind of cold here. I am wearing a sweater and a coat! My a/c man is a big church goer, so I doubt if I will get him out here today.
Also, we had to buy a new battery for the old corvette today too. The garage door man is here to fix the garage door, so it is turning into an expensive day.
The good news is that the braves won again today; their 9th straight game with only one loss.

Gosh, another game!

April 13th, 2013 at 08:11 pm

Since I typed my last post the braves have won another game! Good thing I am not putting away $5 for each win; I would be broke.
There is another $1 for the challenge.

Prev. total $1977.00
today 1.00
new total $1978.00

The braves are hot!

April 13th, 2013 at 07:36 pm

The Atlanta braves are doing well! They have won their last 7 games, for a total of 8 wins, 1 loss. They came from behind last night to win in overtime, so I add $1 to the challenge.
Prev. total $1976
today 1
new total $1977

taxes are done

April 12th, 2013 at 03:29 pm

I need to go and pick up our income tax forms today. For once, we are getting some money back. The spec house that my husband built did not sell last year. We closed in January. Now, we have another one for sale.

Bradford pear trees

April 11th, 2013 at 04:32 pm

The bradford pear trees are all blooming now and they are so pretty. It is starting to feel like spring.
Had to take dh to the doctor yesterday. He thinks he has gout in his big toe and it is killing him. He got some pills, but they have not helped him yet.

The stock market went up 3 days in a row and the braves won their last two games (8 out of 9 games) so that is $5 to add to the challenge.

Prev. total $1971.00
today 5.00
new total $1976.00

$20 challenge

April 8th, 2013 at 09:47 pm

The braves won again yesterday and I had a no use gas day, so that is $3 more to add to the challenge.

Prev. total $1968.00
today 3.00
new total $1971.00

coin jar turn in

April 8th, 2013 at 09:36 pm

I turned in my coins at the bank this morning. A total of $43 to add to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $1925.00
today 43.00
new total $1968.00

What a game!

April 7th, 2013 at 07:14 pm

I hopoe some of you saw the Braves-Cubs game last night. I fell asleep because the braves were behind 5-1. Apparently, the braves scored 3 in the 8th and the score was 5-4.
There are two new brothers playing for the Braves; the Upton brothers.
Brother number one hit a home room in the 9th to ties up the game and brother number two hit a home run in the 9th to win the game. That made the record books! Another 2 games won this week for another $2 in the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $1923.00
today 2.00
new total $1925.00

Melrose credit union

April 4th, 2013 at 08:30 pm

I tried out Melrose credit union a few years ago. That is when all the local banks stopped paying 4%. Melrose was offering 2.9% for 5 years, and I took it. I hate to tie money up for 5 years, but in this case it has turned out to be a good thing. I can't even get 1% locally now. They pay interest every quarter and this quarter I earned $1867.00 I wish I could add that to the challenge money!

MLB

April 4th, 2013 at 08:19 pm

Major league baseball has started back this week. I add $1 to the challenge every time the braves win and they won the first two. Now, if I could just keep up with the stock market every day!

Prev. total $1921.00
today 2.00
new total $1923.00

ING interest

April 2nd, 2013 at 05:27 pm

I got the interest on my ING account yesterday, which I will add to my $20 challenge. It was $145.

Prev. total $1776.00
today 145.00
new total $$1921.00

chase check

April 2nd, 2013 at 05:22 pm

I got a check in the mail from my Chase credit card It was for $67 which I will add to the challenge.

Prev. total $1709.00
today 67.00
new total $1776.00