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Whole Hog

November 29th, 2006 at 09:20 am

Whole Hog


Piggy goes Whole Hog and gets a supersize meal today of $12.29 in a purse cleanout to try and meet the November challenge! $6.29 was in (HEAVY) change alone -- oh my aching shoulder thanks ye Piggy!! A penny of this was found in the parking lot of FrugalSon's employment this morning.

$20 CHALLENGE

$08.02 balance
+12.29 whole hog
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$20.31 November MTD

Cummulative Total $90.85

Missed November it Seems

November 27th, 2006 at 06:49 am

Missed November It Seems

It seems I have missed November! Smile

Adding to the $20 Challenge is $2.94 that CashHappySon has left in my desk coaster.

$20 CHALLANGE
$5.08 balance
+2.94 coaster
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$8.02 MTD

Cummulative Total $81.04



Offline a Few Days

November 15th, 2006 at 04:55 am

Offline A Few Days



Just a note to let folks know I'll be off the boards for possibly a day or two as my brother is in the hospital w/a newly diagnosed heart condition. He's 54 and not married and so my sister and I are taking turns sitting with him as his patient advocate!! Which everyone needs when they're in hospital in my opinion. Anyway, please put us in your prayers. Thanks guys!

Nibble Nibble

November 12th, 2006 at 04:32 am

Nibble Nibble


Photo Credit: Citron

Piggy got a nibble from CashHappy last night.

$20 CHALLENGE
7.51 balance
+.05 nibble
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7.56 Nov MTD

Cummulative Total $78.10

I Made A Discovery

November 11th, 2006 at 02:57 pm

I Made A Discovery

Just to note - on October 31st I made my online request for Discover Reward $'s to be paid out. Their deposit hit my bank account on November 2nd.

Sometimes it does pay to Discover*!


Have you discovered if they owe you any money??

*No, we don't carry a balance from month to month. Our CC's if used are paid in full on the first of every month.

Piggy Gets A Snack

November 11th, 2006 at 02:46 pm

Piggy Gets A Snack



Found a quarter under my keyboard. Piggy gets a snack!

$20 CHALLENGE
7.26 balance
+.25 snack
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7.51 Nov MTD

Cummulative Total $78.05

Bank Run Challenge 11/11/06

November 11th, 2006 at 02:33 pm

Bank Run Challenge 11/11/06



Adding $2.56 to the Bank Run Challenge.

$2.52 balance
+2.56 11/11 deposited
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$5.08 Nov MTD

Cummulative Total $27.62

A Traffic Ticket Can Screw You Up!

November 10th, 2006 at 05:22 pm

A Traffic Ticket Can Screw You Up!


Jayne Mansfield in Miss Traffic Stopper

"Is anything that you own worth living paycheck to paycheck for?

Is the extra square footage and the swimming pool and the new car worth it knowing that something as little as a traffic ticket can screw you up for the month?"
~~ViolentAcres.com, blog entry "You Can Learn A Lot From A Rich Girl"

Lincoln Lover

November 10th, 2006 at 01:54 pm

Lincoln Lover

FrugalSon gave me 80 cents before he left for burgercentral!

I really appreciate him feeding Piggy as it is truly hard for the kid to turn loose of money! He pinches those Lincoln's baby.



Adding it to the challenge:

$20 CHALLENGE
6.46 balance
+.80 Lincoln Lover
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7.26 Nov MTD

Cummulative Total $77.80

Loving from the Oven

November 10th, 2006 at 12:41 pm

Loving from the Oven

In the oven are some Jiffy banana nut muffins = 29 cents. Thawing is some Owens roll sausage = 99 cents. For supper tonight we'll dig into this along with a couple of cups of milk = 50 cents and some scrambled eggs = 36 cents.

Supper for two $2.14!!

I've been outside and am afraid for my house as it appears it will disappear in an avalanche of leaves. I keep sweeping the patio and keep sweeping but those dog-gone leaves and acorns just keep coming!! Piling up maybe a foot or more deep in the corners! Jeepers!


If you don't hear from me for a few days break out the leaf blowers and come in after me, okay???

Frugal lunch today was leftover spaghetti and earlier FrugalSon and I had a cup of hot cocoa w/marshmellows (20 cent bag on clearance) before he headed out to work.



Got It At The Curbe' Mall

November 10th, 2006 at 10:25 am

Got It At The Curbe' Mall

Saw a free chair by the curb this a.m. and stopped, asked the lady about it and was able to snag it for CashHappySon who wants to move out. It might not be his first pick but HEY, it was FREE Dude!!

Looks a lot like this:



Worst comes to worst he can toss a blanket over it and viola - a place to sit. And when he's done with it he can sit it out at the curb!

Later I went to a garage sale and the guy gave me a free box of oil paints that had been marked $5.00 for the box. FREE - can't beat it!

Did buy three tables from him - two twig tables for $5 lg. & $3 small that I'll resell at my booth for likely 10 & 6.

Got CashHappy one of those round doowhicky tables the el-cheapo kind you throw a round tablecloth on for a bedside table. He doesn't have one here. Paid a $1 for it.

FrugalSon was with me and he bought himself a little knife in a sheath for $2.50.

A Laundry Tip & Margaritaville

November 10th, 2006 at 07:09 am

A Laundry Tip & Margaritaville



First off let me just apologize to Jimmy Buffett as I'm not into stealing your hits man!

I'm having to adjust myself to the new schedules of folks around here. Moving the laundry to the dryer (formerly CashHappy's chore upon arising) this morning I found a quarter.

FrugalSon used to fold & put away in between job 1 and 2 at lunchtime and I'm trying to eliminate him coming all the way home in the middle of the day and we're packing him a lunch so when I pick him up at job 1 I can just drop him at job 2 w/o going back out! This taxi business is aging me! The Hubster does his own laundry (his choice) on the weekends. Now I've got the guys starting their wash at night before bed, and I'll move it to dryer in the mornings.

FYI: According to an article in SouthportToday, "Americans spend between seven and nine hours each week cleaning their clothes, according to a survey by Procter & Gamble. Thatís a whopping quarter-ton of dirty laundry per person every year."

Uhhhh, I think folks are going to need to leave a bit more than a quarter in their pockets if that be the case. With four of us here currently that means we'll be doing a ton of laundry a year, literally! Egads - remember the days of seven at home!

Even so with just currently four the laundry lady may have to up the anty a bit then!

Taking it to the challenge:

$20 CHALLENGE
6.21 balance
+.25 laundry tip
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6.46 Nov MTD

Cummulative Total $77.00

I saw a sign once - a smiling apron wearing lady of the 50's thereupon said "I finished your laundry - the ashes are in the fireplace!" heeeheeeee Cute! Guess I'll just waste away here doing the laundry!

I have that same exact washing machine in my garden with one of those neon green Margarita (ornamental sweet potato) vines growing in it! This plant really pops w/it's bright color and looks good trailing over the sides. The bottom of wash tub is painted black to match the shutter trim on the garden barn. Found it in the dump area that the renters/former owners had back behind the house by the creek. We literally had to dig it out of the creekbank.


Pretty!

Need Purchasing Advice

November 9th, 2006 at 01:47 pm

Need Purchasing Advice



Okay folks I need some advice. My shredder appears to have died - it will reverse the papers but not go forward. So, it looks like I may be in the market for a new shredder. I know I want a cross-cut one, but does anyone have recommendations on a brand that you've had good luck with? Hopefully one that won't break the bank.

Anyone???

Thanks in advance!

~~L.L.Frugalis
Shout out to miclason!