[totally kidding] Of COURSE Billfold wouldn't charge because their freeloading nazi commie hippie commenters are BROKE and how else would they get people to comment unless it was free!!!! Anyone who disagrees is just dumb and can't handle anyone with a different opinion! [penis.jpg]
I had estimated $625 but came in at $582.50 partly because I grossly overestimated how bananas I would go at the grocery store and partly because Husband had a bad cold so we didn't go out to eat. But all of the things were done including an unanticipated but much celebrated purchase of 6 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
@samburger @RiffRandell High five! Another avid Aldi fan.
@andnowlights Ooh I have done that. SO satisfying.
@erinep "Ok fine, I'll estimate." Yay! Have a good weekend.
Next weekend we are having a mini-vacation so this weekend is a getting.crap.done. weekend. Today: I forgot my lunch so $5 on a sandwich. Work out, library, grocery shopping, we're low so this might be quite the trip $60? Plus I'm getting kitty food and my fancy night cream, I have gift cards but about $40 on that. Saturday: House cleaning, yogurt making, some work from home. Dinner out $40? Sunday: Church Tithing $280 another $200 on gift cards where the church gets a % of money spent. Cooking and baking and dishes for the rest of the day. $625? yipes.
@Allison We bought in cash so financing wasn't a source of stress but there is still the looking, the offers, the counter offers, the inspections, the things to be fixed plus I had the same anxiety freakout (What have I done?)that garli so aptly described. and yay garli by the way!
@Tripleoxer "I finally finished my move from hell!" Yaaaaaaay!
Friday: Spent $10 on the prescriptions and had predicted $30 on groceries but I shopped while hungry so I spent $46. Saturday: Auto show was very fun. I climbed into a Ford F250 superduty truck and then did a super villain style "MWWAAAAHAAAAA. Look at the tiny, tiny people before us" joke to my husband. But I had forgotten to budget in for parking my tiny little Honda Civic, so $15 extra. Then went to a buffet afterwards $25. Sunday: Had assumed because we weren't going anywhere that we wouldn't be spending any money. Silly Stina, we have the internet now. We decided to go to a Brewfest two weeks from now. I bought our tickets for $70 total and then reserved a night at a hotel within walking distance of the venue: $135. But I will be cashing in a credit I am owed from a credit card to get a $40 rebate on the hotel. Regardless, not putting us and others at increased risk of death or injury is invaluable.
I am glad to see this. Even if I wish it were higher. I worked at Walmart way back in 1995 and $7.25 is what I was earning back then. Back then though I could make it as a single, childless person IF NOTHING WENT WRONG. Sick? Car accident? = budget went to hell.