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Day Ninety-One

May 23rd, 2016 at 05:56 am

Calories: 1496

I got my shopping done for my DIL's birthday. I bought three bottles of Seventh Generation hand soap at Target, ordered a book at Barnes & Noble, and ordered a bird feeder at Walmart. Walmart's order will be ready to pick up tomorrow; B&N will let me know. Altogether I spent $38. I also have some bargain books and a bar of bath soap to give her.

With any luck, I will be able to bring back a keyboard for my grandson. If my son's cousin is able to get it to Gainesville from Sarasota, I will take it the rest of the way home. I would even be willing to meet his cousin halfway, as my grandson really needs this for impending piano lessons.

While shopping, I picked up some body wash for myself - $3. I also picked up a free loaf of bread and added the value - $2.99 - to snowflakes.

Variables spending is at 78%.

Today I have to get a beach pass for the season, before the price goes up at the end of May. I think it's around $35, if memory serves.

7 Responses to “Day Ninety-One”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    You have to buy a pass to the beach? Is it a public beach? Is the money used for cleaning and lifeguarding the beach?

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    It's probably a parking pass. A lot of public beaches/parks charge $5 a visit to park or you can get a seasonal pass for around $30 to $40.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    No, it's not a parking pass; in fact, there is no parking other than residential parking on the nearby streets. The beach is owned by the city of Evanston; they use the money for maintaining it and other city parks. I live two blocks away and always walk there, but "in the season" I have to have a pass just to walk along the shoreline. You also have to prove residency to get a pass; I believe the purpose is to avoid the overcrowding that would occur if Chicago residents were allowed. (The Chicago/Evanston border is very close to the beach.)

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Interesting.

  5. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    They charge for it in lieu of taxes?

  6. CB in the City Says:

    We still have taxes! We pay a "wheel tax" for parking on the streets (in addition to the parking meter fees, in certain places). And there are property taxes, of course. I believe the beach pass money is specifically targeted for parks & recreation, though.

  7. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    Wow.

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