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Finally done school shopping

August 29th, 2008 at 03:25 pm

...I think. Actually I thought I was done several times this past week, but each day one of the kids would come home with and additional supplies list. So fingers crossed, I hope I'm done for now. I spent way more than I thought I would to prepare the kids for the new school year.

My DD wanted a particular pair of athletic shoes. We went to price them and they were $110.00!!!! Jeeze!!! I told her I was not paying that much for a pair of shoes. She said "What? That's not much." Hello! I don't spent that much for me! I told her she could pay for them herself, but she didn't want to do that. Reality check complete. We ended up buying a less expensive pair of the same brand, and she was satisfied.

Anyway, adding $20.00 to challenge for a rebate bringing the total to $198.00

I didn't do it...

August 28th, 2008 at 05:29 pm

I was talking to a good friend of mine a few days ago and she mentioned that she just purchases a new living room set. She went on to explain that a furniture place near us is going out of buisness. Everything was 60% off and they are ready to deal. Wow, I was ready to go. But then reality set in. Where was I going to get the money? From the emergency fund? No. From the money I have set aside for the work that needs to be done to the bath room? No. Crap! I decided to be a grown up and not go. I am determined to get our emergency fund and Roths funded by April '09 if it's the last thing I do.

Come join me in my pity party. Smile

Good golly - it's been awhile!!!

August 26th, 2008 at 02:08 pm

I hadn't realized it's been over a month since I last posted.

Now is the time to get back into the groove! Finances have been a little "willy nilly" lately. We haven't been in the red by any means, but a lot of unaccounted for purchases with school starting and all.

The kiddo's started school yesterday, and one came home with a list for additional supplies. Off to WM again today. Since I will already be in town, I will fill up the car and run several errands.

Hoping to strip wallpaper off one wall in DD's room today. I will then need to texture (anyone have any tips?) and paint.

Since we spent almost all of my challenge money on our vacation this last summer, I am starting anew with the $150.00 that I have left.

Adding $24.00 for rebates and $4.00 for coupons, bringing my new total to $178.00.