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Day One Hundred Twenty-One

June 22nd, 2016 at 08:53 am

Calories: 1245

In all fairness, I must confess that the calorie count I reported yesterday was wrong. I said it was 1260; in fact, I accidentally deleted the count for a sandwich I ate, so it was 1590.

The dishwasher repairman came, and he was able to fix it. The cost was $275 above the $85 I had already paid. That was high enough to buy a cheap, new dishwasher, but I decided to go for the repair anyway. I'd rather not add to the landfill if I can break even. Anyway, I wanted to use it right away -- and when I do replace the dishwasher, I'll get a quality appliance like a KitchenAid or Bosch, which is considerably more.

I baked the birthday cake this morning and just took the layers out of the pans. I'll frost it this afternoon.

The birthday menu is:

Beef tacos (soft tortillas)
Chips with salsa and guacamole
Corn casserole
Watermelon slices
Refried beans
Lemonade
Yellow cake w/chocolate frosting
Vanilla ice cream

Basically all I have to do now, besides frost the cake, is chop up lettuce and tomato, slice the watermelon, set out bowls of cheese, salsa, guac, sour cream, make the lemonade (in a punch bowl), bake the casserole (already assembled) and warm up the beans.

Housework-wise, I have to vacuum, and I still have to clean the fish tank! (I admit, I procrastinate about that.)

Okay, now to financial stuff.

Today is pay day. I paid the mortgage and all the credit cards. (I say all, because I made charges to Kohl's and Target cards this month, in order to get special deals.) Everything is paid off except Discover, because I accidentally selected the minimum payment instead of the full payment. I'll have to wait till tomorrow to pay the rest.

June will look like a very low-spend month when I do my recap, but that's because the mortgage and the bills will go on July's report, since today is essentially my July 1.

I'll do the recap later, since today I'll be pretty busy.

Still waiting for those storms -- I hope they don't materialize right at dinnertime, but if so, we'll deal with it!

2 Responses to “Day One Hundred Twenty-One”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Hi CB--We have a 4-year-old Bosch dishwasher, and we hate it. The littlest thing clogs the spinner that rinse both top and bottom. I can't tell you, even with careful rinsing, how many times we detached the water jet to find the problem was a tomato pip or an errant cucumber seed. We won't replace it, but I'd never buy that one again. Have fun with your party!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    CB, I have a Kitchen-Aid and have been pleased with it. It gets a lot of use. One of the wheels broke, but I went online and found a replacement for about $30. It doesn't match, but it fits and works so I was pleased.

    Hope you have fun at the party and hope you don't get bad storms. We received a bit of rain downstate and DH would like a little more since it is hot and muggy (91) here.

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