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Blessed Coolth!

August 19th, 2015 at 05:26 am

It won't get into the 80's today, and that is the first time in 33 days. What a relief! I will take a long walk today.

My doctor's visit yesterday went fine. I got a clean bill of health, as well as a pneumonia shot. I may have to pay for the shot; not sure about the insurance coverage for that. After I got home, I called UnitedHealth and ordered my reward for getting the annual exam, a $15 Amazon gift card.

I had to pay $2 for parking. I found a free spot in 2-hour parking, but I was afraid to bargain on it. If I was caught going over 2 hours, it would be a ticket, probably at least $50. And at the doctor's office, you never know how long you will be. As it was, I would have JUST made it. Anyway, being cautious, I parked in the adjoining garage, which charges $2 if you exceed one hour.

My variables spending is at 108%. But I still have to pay for a tank of gas for my trip, and groceries when I get home from Michigan. Thank goodness I have a bottle of wine on hand to take as a bread & butter gift.

I have a meeting coming up on the 26th, which is set at Panera. I will eat beforehand and just get some coffee.

On the 28th, I am going to the dentist. I don't think I'll have to pay on that day (I'm going to put it on my flex card). But there may be more gas cost. On the same day, I will stop in to visit my old colleagues at the College, and will attend the Alumni and New Students barbecue, which will be a free meal for me. But I may have to eat lunch out that day.

Over all, I'm going to spend more, but I think I can stay well under the $754 surplus in the budget.

Thinking ahead to this weekend, I think I will take my laundry up there. My SIL doesn't mind if I use her machines, and it would save me a little cash.

Almost forgot! Today's meals:

Breakfast: French toast
Lunch: Veggie Fried Rice
Dinner: Cheese Quesadillas

6 Responses to “Blessed Coolth!”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    it's a high of 60 here today! I actually wore a pullover sweater to work. Kind of fun, actually, but also a reminder that fall is nearly upon us...

  2. Bluebird Says:

    You're doing a great job with your money management! I recently saw (on amazon)that there are small portable washing machines and dryers which I don't believe require the standard installation. Have you looked into something like that? I had a pneumonia shot this week, too!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    BB, I don't have any space near a water source for a portable appliance (or an installed one, for that matter). I've made peace with not having a washer/dryer in my unit. But when I have the chance to do laundry elsewhere, I jump at it!

  4. Bluebird Says:

    Sorry CB, I should have added that you can pull it out when you need it and store it in a closet when not in use. Glad you have the chance to do laundry while away on your trip!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    It's lovely and cool here too. It didn't cool down until mid-afternoon, but thankfully in the middle of my canning day.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Mmm... French Toast! Smile
    I'm always hearing about insurance companies offering rebates/rewards for doing health related things. Too bad Blue Cross doesn't seem to do anything like that - at least not in NE. Frown

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