On Monday Check-in

I didn't estimate because due to recent life circumstances, things have been crazy and blowing my estimate by Friday night is depressing! But I will check in! On Friday I went to the gym and grocery store ($11) and picked up farm fresh eggs ($4). Then I made baked mac and cheese for my sweetie to butter him up (literally) to help me do some more moving. Saturday, it was SNOWING (WTF) but we still managed to move 2 loads of crap to the new house, and he took me out for Thai (I paid tip, $7). On Sunday, I got gas ($35), donuts and coffee ($10), and drove to Somerville for my book club. Hung out until 2, stopped at Super Target because our new house didn't have shower curtain rods, and ending up spending $65 plus a $10 gift card on new shower curtains, a matching bath mat, and hand towels because: Target blackout. Spent the rest of the day/night moving and now our relationship has survived 2 moves in less than a month. Total: $132

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:24 am 2

On Gold Diggers And Deadbeat Dads

@NoName right? How did he account for the fact, and how did she not notice, that they weren't receiving monthly rent checks for the condo?

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 9:13 am 0

On When the Punches Come Your Way

@A-M aww, sorry to hear it, and good luck!

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:36 am 0

On Things That Cost More Than A Trip To The Best Western-Style Hospital in Shanghai

@designateddrinker wow! I never knew.

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 10:33 am 0

On The Last Days of Target Canada

I work for a company for whom Target Canada was a customer; they were one of my accounts and I had to scramble to collect their unpaid debts. My boss said they couldn't compete with Loblaw's. Not being from Canada I don't know for sure if that was a factor, but it's interesting all the same.

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 2:03 pm 1

On Monday Check-in

@ATF I am so excited about the new Kane's location! I am much more likely to try that than make it up to Saugus.

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 11:00 am 0

On Monday Check-in

Spent $5 on coffee on Saturday AM, and $500 on a new hot water heater. Ugh. And that was it! Spent the rest of the weekend moving and ripping up my bathroom floor.

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 10:07 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@CMD+click thanks! Same to you! I mean, I bought a foreclosure and I knew what I was getting into, it's just still so shocking. I've had to have an electrician come in, and a sheet rock guy, and a furnace repair guy. Luckily my dad was able to fix the surprise plumbing problems but I still had to buy parts, and I still need to replace the hot water heater! I painted myself and will tile the bathrooms by myself, but materials are still $$$! All the floors are disgusting discolored linoleum and stained pink carpet so those need to be replaced. The kitchen is pretty outdated but it's gonna have to wait! I wasn't expecting the electrical work to be $1500... Fun times!

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:50 am 0

On Friday Estimate

I've racked up $4k on my credit card since I bought my new place 3 weeks ago (new floors, a new dishwasher, various Lowe's and Home Depot trips, and that doesn't include the checks I've written to pay contractors) so I'd reeeeally like to stop the bleeding if only temporarily! Planning on getting mostly moved in this weekend and also will be tiling my bathroom myself, and unless some dire home improvement need comes up, I plan on spending less than $50 this weekend. But who knows anymore, what even is money?

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:23 am 3

On Convenient Cooking, But at a Cost

I got a free trial from Plated and it was good, and unique, but complicated and time consuming to make. The portions were also tiny and my boyfriend was still hungry afterwards. Half of the reason why we cook at home every night is to ensure leftovers to have for lunch-- neither of us ever buy lunch. So Plated would not be worth it, especially since I can get 4 portions (1 dinner and 1 lunch for each of us) for the same amount of $$ in groceries.

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm 0