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April 30th, 2015 at 02:11 pm

I cancelled my monthly gift to World Wildlife Fund yesterday. It is only $9, but after retirement $9 will matter!

I found a penny in the station this morning. But I bought breakfast. I had a free coffee card to use, so I only paid for the muffin - $2.53. I earned $3 yesterday from Pine Cone, so I'm actually a little ahead!

Yesterday a colleague gave me $6 worth of quarters, knowing I like to have them on hand for laundry. I had only four ones, which I gave her with the promise of giving her two more today. It was my intention to get change this morning, when I bought breakfast, but I went into auto-mode and used my credit card! Maybe someone else can break a $10 for me.

I think I might as well just enjoy my senior moments -- I don't think there's anything I can do about them!

This is my Friday, since I'll be at an all-day workshop tomorrow, which doesn't feel like work at all. In fact, it is a fun day, because I get to see my friends, and I get a free lunch! The only drawback is having to park downtown, but this time I get to ride with a fellow board member and only have to pay for half the parking fee. Which will be about $10, at least! Still not cheap.

Oh, and I won a free pass for two for an open-air classical concert at Ravinia! I'll have to read up to see which ones are eligible. Supposedly it is a $24 value. I won't count it as a snowflake, since it will actually cost me something to use it (in transportation and/or parking) but it is almost-free entertainment. I just have to figure out who to take along!

Later today I will do my April recap, as I don't anticipate spending anything else today!

5 Responses to “This and That”

  1. snafu Says:

    Since you buy breakfast most work days, I wonder if you'd consider buying a dozen muffins at a bake shop or grocery chain which would be more cost effective than $ 2.50 ea. in freezer and will be thawed by the time you arrive at your office.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    The trouble is, they don't compare to a muffin that's fresh out of the oven. It's just a different experience. But soon it will all be moot, since I won't be commuting three hours a day. Hallelujah!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    CB: I'm selling my Corner Bakery stock when you retire.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I have a bag of quarters in the lost and found that will be past our holding period this next Friday. Of course I don't have any cash right now ... (change out). Getting quarters is a never ending chore for laundry. It would be nice if you could load up a laundry debit card or something and not have to mess with quarters!

  5. CB in the City Says:

    EC, yeah, I fully expect Corner Bakery will take a big nose dive after June 30!

    FT, a laundry debit card would be nice but our building is pretty old-fashioned. I'm just glad they haven't raised the price! Getting quarters is not too bad -- I can get them at the grocery store with no hassle, and also at the BOA branch in the train station

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