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Tag Team Preaching - Round 736

January 19th, 2008 at 03:46 pm

Last night was more planned and unplanned tag team preaching by Hubster and Mrs. Frugalis to CashHappySon. It was a bit more measured in tone than the previous evening.


His cell phone bill just came yesterday to the tune of "Hang On Elizabeth I'm Coming" $287.47.

Digitalis, anyone???

He can afford a $40 plan.

Prayer Meeting Results:

No Repentance. Zip. Zero. Nada.

Promise by parental units to remove cell phone from his possession for 4 months time if it is not brought back into alignment with his cash flow projections next month.

This too shall pass.

This too shall pass.

This too shall pass.




breathe in - breathe out...

In other financial news, I've got $10.40 to take to the challenge. Ten being what I've taken out of my allowance to put away instead of spend and .40 was given to me by Hubster for the challenge.


$0017.47 balance
+0010.40 Retirement cost proj. scares the beegeebers out of me!
$0027.87 Jan MTD

2008 Challenge Total
Cumulative Challenge Total $556.48

Yesterday was a spending day.

Frugalson's girlfriends' parents are both sick and she doesn't drive so I picked her up and drove her to work. I made arrangements to pick her up early and we stopped at Sonic and got a couple of things to sip ($3.87 + tip) and chatted. She has the idea that they are dating exclusively and he has other ideas. He doesn't have any one else in mind right now just wanting to keep his options open.

I tried to gently reinforce this to her (I call her TheGrrl) as he has done himself. No, I'm not THAT BAD - she's the one who broached the subject. They are both still free agents. SO FAR, I really like this little girl but don't want her to become a cling-on, unless, that's what FrugalSon wants her to do.

He thinks she MAY be 'the one', but who knows. IF she wants to pump me for information or side with me against him it will be no go - she'll be on my extremely short list to hit the road! She tried it once when they first started dating and I told her he was my priority and that I wasn't going to play that game with her. I am trying to get to know her better as she may be my future d-i-love. All I know is her biological clock is ticking like crazy!!

TheGrrl and I then went to the grocery to pick up worcestershire that I forgot and a few bottles of pop. Then I dropped her at work.

TheGrrl works at the same place FrugalSon works and has managed to get her schedule switched so they are both working pretty much the same shifts.

TheGrrl was on days and him on nights so it really limited their time together. They were crossing paths for about an hour a day in the middle and had one day a week to actually go out or be together. Proximity may do them in or bring them closer. We shall see.

FrugalSon is a MODEL HANDSOME, 21 and has some limitations, so it is still somewhat questionable as to how his fates shall work out. Pray for him. He still doesn't drive either. She's 23 and doesn't drive, so pull for them to get their licenses. Parrallel parking is holding them both back. Anyway, they have a date set for her to go to church with us this coming Sunday.

We are currently investigating him paying for driving school hours to get that parrallel parking demon beat. I can't seem to teach him sufficiently.

On buying pop - CashHappysSon had bought two cases of a lemon/lime drink that he doesn't like. He donated it to the household. I can drink it IF I cut it w/real Sprite, so I bought 3 bottles of it on sale at 78 cents. Will buy more later to balance this out.

So HALLELLUJAH I got in and out of the grocery for under $5. I paid for this grocery run out of my budget since I'm the goof-ball who forgot these things when the HouseBudget was paying and I HATE making two trips. Trying to penalize myself in order to learn to GET IT ALL the first time!

8 Responses to “Tag Team Preaching - Round 736”

  1. denisentexas Says:

    Wow, CashHappy son is just that, isn't he? Gotta love those sons, even the cash happy ones. I have one of those myself but fortunately he's on his own now and doesn't need Mom's help. Whew!

  2. Amber Says:

    $287+ wow
    I have my fingers crossed that FrugalSon and friend will be able to get their license soon

    I took the driver's course via DVD you can rent them at Blockbusters and the class it self is I think $29 (can't remeber)

  3. mom-sense Says:

    If FrugalSon is 21 and has a job, couldn't he be responsible for his phone bill?

  4. mom-from-missouri Says:

    Check with your state. In MO, back when dinos roamed the earth and I took my driving test, I did'nt have to take parrell parking. I took it in my dads pickup. At least at that time, you didn't do the parking in a p.u.

  5. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    @mom-sense - FrugalSon has a cell phone w/tracphone w/about $35 left on it from the $40 card we bought back in September!

    It's CashHappySon who also works and will pay his own bill - however, he can't afford it. We just had to help him out w/a different car & a repair to it because he's GONE CRAZY-*ZZ wild with his spending! Two different boys - two different modes of operating!

  6. fern Says:

    Parallel parking was always tough for me, too, though at my last job, we had to park on the street, so i got pretty good at it.

  7. baselle Says:

    Parallel parking (pp) was my downfall too. I had to pp a Ford Bronco in 1986, my last driving test. I found that if I could practice and perfect my pp in something bigger than what I normally drove, it made pp part of the test a lot easier.

  8. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    @mom-from-missouri - unfortunately our state requires it!

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