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My 2 cents

August 8th, 2013 at 06:08 am

Added another .02 to my found money. One in the station and one in CVS.

I bought two birthday cards at CVS for $7. One was for a co-workers' birthday today -- the other was the perfect card for a friend, and I just hope I can put my hands on it when her birthday rolls 'round in January!

I did a load of laundry ($1.50) and this morning I bought breakfast at McDonalds ($5). Won a breakfast sandwich -- haven't checked the codes yet.

My son in Florida called yesterday with great news! He got a job giving helicopter tours in Tampa! Even though it doesn't pay a lot, it will be enough to keep them going, and it will be a great opportunity for him to build up more hours. He felt he had stiff competition for this job, so he is thrilled. For Mom, big sigh of relief.

My other son is back from his trip, so I am off cat & fish duty (except at home of course, where I am always on cat & fish duty!).

7 Responses to “My 2 cents”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That is great news for your son!

    You might put a reminder on your online calendar about the card...stating where you have stored it. I rarely buy cards and I sure don't try to pay more than $1-2. You might start writing down the sentiments you see in cards that you could write on a note card for birthdays.

  2. IndianGal Says:

    I buy most of my Greetings Cards at the Dollar Tree - you can get some really good cards for $1 or less.

  3. Kiki Says:

    I start every year with a trip to the dollar store for birthday cards for almost everyone on my list.* I write a short birthday message, put on names and place the date it has to be mailed in the area where i would put a stamp.

    Once at the beginning of the month i pull out what needs to be mailed, address it, stamp it to cover the date to be mailed and pop into the mail.

    Never missed a birthday yet!

    Means the outlay in January is about $40 but it comes from my gift spending savings account and I am done for the year.

    *moms comes from the hallmark store.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, I hate to pay so much for cards. But I was under the gun, at least for the one card. The other -- it was just too perfect. I can hardly wait to see her face when I give it to her!

    My life is a little crazy now with the long commute, so sometimes convenience wins out.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm glad your son found a job. I thought helicopter pilots were paid well. They always seemed to be when I worked for a helicopter repair company. Although that has been almost 20 years ago...

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Robin, I think they mostly are. But this job is not managed by the airfield; it's a city job, so somewhat less, I guess.

  7. snafu Says:

    off topic but...had a similar problem with Honda CRV whose horn was activated when I used the key on driver's door. I mentioned it while at the dealership and the guy just touched or switched something so the problem magically ended. I suggest checking on-line with other RAV drivers for suggestions

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