I waited for the window man yesterday, and about 15 minutes before the appointment he called and told me he did not think his company was the right one to replace a windowpane. They are builders, not glaziers, and while they could do it, they would have to take it back to the shop and it would be more expensive for me. I appreciated his honesty. I just hope I can find a glazier.
I called the second guy and left a message, but have had no reply. I may have called the wrong number. He had a heavy accent and I may have written the numbers down wrong.
So, back to square one on the window. It is a real problem around here getting someone to do a simple task that won't generate a lot of money. But I will try again and focus on glaziers.
I had a $5 Goodwill coupon that had to be filled, so I braved our crazy weather (snow, wind, hail, you name it!) and went to Goodwill, which is in another suburb. I spent $7 on household items and $14 on gifts (after the $5 discount). Here's what I got: 2 books for my grandsons, two large skeins of yarn for my DIL, a frame for my BFF, three new gift bags, a Tupperware container, tongs, a meat fork, a bowl matching my set, and three platters. I now have 6 plain white platters in a variety of sizes! They will be good to have when I host a meal, and they'll look great in my "white" cabinet, too. So I was very pleased with that trip.
On the way home I bought gas for $18.
And here is the splurge. I bought dinner at M Burger for $6. I got a chicken sandwich, and it was absolutely delicious, and calorie-wise, it fit into my diet.
I got my unclaimed property check yesterday -- it was $13.36. Hey! Better than nothing. It's going into the slush fund, which I like to top out at $2K.
As for the saga of the expiring Greek yogurt -- I used up a half-cup this morning in pancake batter, to which I added a lot of blueberries. Thanks, Laura, for reminding me I can use it that way! I'll have baked potatoes the next few days and I think that will take care of all the food that is in danger of going bad. Then I will have to tackle all that cheese I bought!