On Monday Check-in

Friday and Sunday were both $0 days! Saturday on the other hand... So Saturday morning around 10:15 my husband and I take our car to be inspected. The guy says he'll be able to get to it in about half an hour and he'll call us when he's done; we figure it'll be ready by noon, which gives us just enough time to get home, change, and stop at the liquor store before heading out to a friend's Painting with a Twist party that starts at 2pm. We go get a delicious diner breakfast ($24), then walk around the neighborhood for awhile. By this point it's 11:30 and also 85 degrees out. So we go to a Rite-Aid to bask in the air-conditioning and buy random things ($18). We walk around a little more. A bar across the street from the mechanic has a $2.50/bottle special beginning at noon, so at 12:01 precisely we go in and sit down ($10 for three beers/tip). We can see from the bar the exact moment they start working on our car. At 1:15 we go back across the street to the mechanic, who tells us it'll be about 15-20 more minutes; it will take 50 minutes to get from the mechanic's to the party. I call my friend who says as long as we're they're by 2:30 it should be fine. The car isn't ready until 1:50 ($60? I don't remember). My husband starts doing the paperwork while I run back across the street to the bar to pick up a six-pack ($14), because there's no way we'll have time to go home/to the store without getting to the party even later than we'll already be. The party was a blast, but we didn't get home until 7pm, at which point we haven't eaten since breakfast, so we ordered pizza ($20), after which I pretty much did not move form the couch until I went to bed. Total: $160 and possibly a stress ulcer.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:43 am 0

On Monday Check-in

Friday: Went to a friend's wedding; had lots of fun and lots to drink. No idea how much we tipped the bartenders; let's say it was $10. Saturday: Hotel bill was $133, I think (I don't know for sure how much because I can't find the receipt [and see above re: lots to drink, so I wasn't really paying attention during checkout], but the room rate was $119, and 7% sales tax + 5% occupancy tax makes it about $133). $2 tip at breakfast (which was free); $5 toll on the way home; $18 for takeout. Sunday: $50 for groceries. $20 for pizza to eat while we watched the World Cup. Estimated Total: $260 Actual Total: $238

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:08 am 0

On Friday Estimate

A friend of my husband's is getting married tonight, which will be fun, but also means I have to take a half-day at work in order to get to the wedding on time. Probably $130 for the hotel, $5 for tolls, $50ish if we get gas. Maybe another $50 if we go grocery shopping this weekend, and probably $25 for takeout. Total: $260, but I'm hoping we'll come in under.

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:18 am 0

On How the Baby-Sitters Club Does Money: Kristy


Posted on July 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm 0

On Do 1 Thing (And a Report on a Successful Thing!)

My 1 thing from a couple of weeks ago was to return a bunch of overdue books to the library (so overdue they were considered "lost"), which I finally did this morning. My 1 thing for today is to pay the $45 in library fines, which is still better than the $100 in fines I'd have had to pay otherwise.

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 1:52 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@crenb I definitely debated going back to get it fixed! But I was able to smear the polish back so it isn't as noticeably awful and then put on another layer of topcoat once it dried.

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@andnowlights THAT GOAL. I can't even.

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:12 am 0

On Monday Check-in

Friday: $17 for a manicure, which I evidently didn't let dry long enough and thus majestically smeared one nail while on my way home. Saturday: $10 to see "The Fault in Our Stars" and then $42 for post-sobbing libations and food. Sunday: Stayed home, watched USA vs. Portugal, spent $0.

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:11 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@annpan Aw, I'm so sorry :(

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:43 am 0

On Monday Check-in

I didn't estimate on Friday (in fact, I don't think I've estimated in a few months), which usually means that I spend a lot of money that I wasn't expecting to. This time I managed to keep my spending to $75, all of which was spent on Father's Day lunch with my dad. Yay!

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:21 am 0