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Spending and Planning

September 14th, 2013 at 03:24 pm

Well, I lost an entry while I was trying to copy it. So I'll write a shorter replacement.

Went to a garage sale this morning and spent $2.75 on puzzles, a T-shirt, an ornament, a lunch bag, and decorative glass. Then went to the grocery and spent $31. My ten items: chicken, spinach, 2 cans of soup, cheese, wine, apples, buns, granola, and croutons. I also bought 2 sympathy cards, which I didn't count in the ten.

Things to budget for this month:
Funeral flowers for DIL's grandma
Pizza delivery to friend recuperating from surgery
Donation for marathon runner (lymphoma survivor)
Train ride for grandsons
Breakfast for son's family (briefly visiting from FL)
Plane ticket for sister (birthday present)
Afternoon at Art Institute and lunch with friend

That's on top of the usual groceries, gas, phone, train fare, laundry, pet supplies, etc. If I am careful I can keep it under $1000. Really careful. I don't have to buy the plane ticket this month, but it's time to start looking.

3 Responses to “Spending and Planning”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    It sounds like you found some good deals at the garage sale. Our sales lately have been pitiful. I don't know if it is because our local economy is so bad and that people are selling stuff they absolutely don't need (and it is usually broken or chipped or cracked) or if they have already gotten rid of the good stuff, or what. Our unemployment rate is the highest in the state -- 13%.

  2. Maranatha Says:

    You always find the best stuff at garage sales!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I have been lucky on garage sales this summer. I find some that are overpriced, but still, there are many to choose from, and lots of people in this area have some really nice stuff!

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