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A No-Spend Day, Almost

July 8th, 2017 at 06:59 am

I woke up late this morning, with a headache (probably from sleeping with the ceiling fan on.) So I missed the morning walk with my walking club, making me feel a bit guilty. With my traveling and all, I haven't made it to the walks much.

But there's another one tomorrow morning, and it will be cooler.

Yesterday was a no-spend day, except that my tollway pass was automatically replenished to the tune of $40. It is still money spent, just not intentionally.

I got another blood test, this time to check my cholesterol while off the the statin. If it's high again (and I expect it will be) my doctor may be amenable to letting me try red yeast rice. However, my reading indicates that it may have the same side effects as a statin.

I had another pain-free night. I doing low back exercises, taking vitamin D, drinking apple vinegar tonic, and taking Move Free. I don't know which is the magic solution but I'm sticking with all of them.

Next month I have a $1100 shortfall coming up, and that's if I spend nothing till then! It is making me hesitate to get a haircut I need, but honestly, if I waited to get past this budget bump, I wouldn't get my haircut until August 23. I don't think I can stand that.

My savings are there to take care of situations like this shortfall; I just hate to have to use them.

Last night I was afraid I might have to replace my refrigerator, but it turned out that my freezer door was cracked open a bit. It is something I have to watch all the time; it doesn't like to stay closed. Anyway, that was a relief.

6 Responses to “A No-Spend Day, Almost”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    I'd never heard of red yeast rice, but Consumer Reports isn't too positive about it. These wacky changes in the weather are hard to plan for. Hope you get your walk in!

  2. snafu Says:

    What is causing the fridge freezer door to open? Is it an easy fix like uneven floor at a critical spot? Moving the fridge temporarily to check with a level is a straight forward project. A tiny piece of cardboard under the back wheel might be a fix. Leaving it can escalate to a higher electric bill and worse damage to freezer/

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I think it happens when the freezer is overstuffed. The seal doesn't seem to be very tight. It's probably an old refrigerator -- came with the place.

  4. Carol Says:

    I hate to admit it but I used to duct tape my fridge freezer door shut-- especially if I was going on vacation.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you can figure out what causes that freezer door to be ajar. Is it off balance?

  6. CB in the City Says:

    No, I don't think so. I think it's a weak seal. And the freezer opens a little when I open the refrigerator, and I don't always notice. Just have to be more vigilant!

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