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Weekend Spending

June 16th, 2014 at 04:07 pm

I started my weekend as I usually do in summer -- going to garage sales. This time I went with my son and grandson as well as my DIL's mother. Poor grandson didn't find what he wanted -- Legos -- but he was good and we were able to keep at it for several hours.

My haul: two refrigerator magnets from places I've previously lived, two bone china mugs, an Emeril grill pan (very heavy), a set of brand new cheese spreaders (gift item), a sunhat for my granddaughter and a toy hippo for my grandson. Total spending $8.05. My son was very happy to find bicycle pedals.

After the garage sales I took my son out for Father's Day - $22 for lunch at a sports bar.

Later in the day I went to the grocery store. I spent $28 and bought: dried cranberries, croutons, bag of salad, mustard, rice, chicken breasts, blueberries, granola, chicken broth base, and crackers. And I paid $3 at the door for a candy bar to help out a baseball team.

I stopped in at a nearby shop and bought a necklace and ring for my DIL's upcoming birthday. (Yes, both of my DIL's have a birthday in the same month.) $26. Still need to get a little something more. But at least I don't have to mail it!

On Sunday I went to PetSmart and used a $5 coupon to purchase 28-lb. container of kitty litter. It was also $1.50 off, so I paid $5.44 out of pocket, less than half-price. And I also went to Home Depot for light bulbs - $5.

I also met friends at the pie shop, but only spent $2 on a cup of coffee.

Laundry was $3.

And I paid my $321 mortgage today, and transferred $1400 to savings.

This morning I was treated to a free breakfast again. We are kicking off a two-week fundraising challenge and our boss brought in muffins and fruit to get us going.

I have not yet done anything about the air conditioners, and it's warm today, so I'm expecting a lot of heat at home tonight. But I did want to wait for my Chase Freedom card to arrive before I start making big purchases. If it doesn't come today, I may call them....

3 Responses to “Weekend Spending”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Sounds like a relaxing weekend. I wouldn't been able to resist the pie!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    It's great pie! I had a big lunch and was too full for pie.

  3. aukxsona Says:

    Sounds lovely!

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