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Day One Hundred Forty-Two

July 13th, 2016 at 07:01 am

Calories: 1395

My lunch yesterday was relatively high in calories, but I skipped dinner. My grandson and I ended up going to Red Lobster, because the cajun seafood place he wanted to go to didn't open till 4 pm. He ordered snow crab from the children's menu. I had a Caesar salad with shrimp, and crab cakes. We both ate two cheddar bay biscuits, and he had chocolate cake (and I had a few bites). It was a good time! But more expensive than I anticipated - $52 after tip. My date with with my other grandson -- at IHOP -- will be much cheaper. That has been rescheduled for tomorrow, due to his busy social schedule. Smile

Today I'm registered to go to a dinner/discussion group in the city. Since parking will be out-of-this-world expensive, I'm going to figure out how to get there on the El. Unfortunately, it's still hot and steamy, so I hope there isn't a lot of walking involved.

I finally got word that window-washing will occur on July 25-26. Yay! After that I can finally install the air conditioners! There will be a cost for the interior washing -- last year it was $160. Unfortunately, that cost will fall within this month's budget, just barely. So I will probably not meet my monthly variables goal. I'm at 70% already. Nevertheless, I will get my windows washed. It will make me happier all year long.

There was another baseball game last night -- an hour away, and it didn't start till 7:30. So it was 10:30 by the time I got home. I filled up the gas tank because gas is always cheaper in the outlying suburbs. $21.

Yesterday I finished filing my papers. But I'm not done. I have several file boxes in my closet; papers I have not looked at since I moved back to the Midwest 7 years ago. I am assuming I will be able to throw away/shred most of them. So working on those will be today's chore. Also, I have to read a couple of articles for tonight's discussion.

My son bought a "new" car yesterday -- a 2011 Toyota Prius. I told him to take good care of it -- I may buy it off of him in a few years if he is hankering to trade in again!

Editing to add a couple of things. Yesterday was my first opportunity to reduce my electrical usage during peak hours, thus earning a credit on my bill. I turned off everything and took a nap. Unfortunately, I realized later that I had turned one fan to low, rather than turning it off; I don't know how much effect that will have.

The other thing -- I just found a dime in the laundry room!

2 Responses to “Day One Hundred Forty-Two”

  1. Bluebird Says:

    We had our windows washed in May after a year of exterior home repairs, what a difference! Paper filing and discarding is such a hassle, but I'm really close to being caught up and it won't get this bad again, I hope!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Fun dates Smile

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