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Got My Car

May 26th, 2013 at 08:57 am

Picked up the car yesterday -- $1118. But that's better than having a gas tank with a hole in it. Now that I know the muffler is not good, I can hear how noisy the car is. I'll start making plans to get that done.

I charged it on Discover, as I usually do. However, within the same cycle, the second half of my rug bill will hit -- about $1000. That will mean hitting the EF to pay Discover off in full. As much as it hurts, I remind myself that I used to just charge things like that and plan to pay it off, oh, someday.... How good it feels not to go into debt!

We had lunch at a Mexican place, my treat, for $55. I bought gas ($42). When I got home I went grocery shopping. It was my first trip in two weeks and I only spent $42. I surprised myself with my restraint!

I think the cashier ignored the $1 off coupon I gave her. It's not on my receipt. Really, I have to stop shopping at that store. The cashiers are uniformly awful!

Grilling out at the ex's tonight. It's cold -- I hope we're eating in! I'm going to take some crudités and dip. I expect that not much will get eaten and I'll take most of them back! He always provides way too much food!

4 Responses to “Got My Car”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    I hate dipping into the EF too. But sometimes it just has to be, doesn't it?

  2. snafu Says:

    If you're getting ghastly service at the grocery, I hope you'll e-mail the manager asking for improvement and credit for coupon with details from receipt. If we don't tell management they have a problem on the till they'll never know.

    I often take wine as a hostess gift except in situations like you describe. When invited to places with too much food, I usually bring items I particularly like. Recently went to a community BBQ and brought quality buns my family loves knowing I'd most likely take the leftovers home. Glad I didn't bring wine as none was served.

    Car: Except for the unfortunate gas tank damage, do you think your transportation costs have noticeably increased or decreased by taking train/monthly train pass? Does all the walking add a health benefit?

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    It's good to have the funds to dip into! (even if it hurts)

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I am like you...hate spending the money, but thank goodness you have an EF so you can cover it.

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