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September 24th, 2015 at 01:43 pm

Yippee!! I got my first SS deposit yesterday! Now I don't have to feel like I am in limbo any more.

I paid my mortgage and my Discover bill, which was $791. (I put everything on Discover and pay in full.) My $43 electricity payment was withdrawn.

I walked to Walgreens to get my flu shot, which was free, even the high-dose. Then I started to buy a watch battery, but no one was able to help me install it, and I was afraid to try. Later in the day, I was cleaning some of the crud off my watch with a straight pin, and the back of the watch popped off! I went back and bought that battery and installed it myself. It was $6. Watch is working great.

I also watched Elysium and then walked to the library to get new DVD's. The new batch is Interstellar, Blue Jasmine and The Kite Runner.

I made rice pancakes for dinner last night, using leftover rice. They were delicious! Here is the recipe: 1 cup flour, 1 cup yogurt, 1 egg, 3/4 cup cooked rice (mashed a little) and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Add enough water to make a smooth batter. I fried small dollops in butter. They are very tender, so you can't make big pancakes; they are too hard to flip. Served them with butter and syrup, and they were delicious. I put half the batter in the freezer to have some other time.

Today's menu:

Breakfast: English muffin
Lunch: Olive-nut sandwich, apple
Dinner: Green bean casserole w/ bacon

I am almost out of algae thins so I have to make a trip to PetSmart today. I think I'll stop in at Aldi as well (they're next to each other). There are a few things on my list, and I might as well get them cheap!

5 Responses to “Paid!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Yippee for getting your Social Security check!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Now, we can celebrate the 4th wednesday of the month together. I get my social security check on that day, also!

  3. snafu Says:

    Congratulations for finally getting the awaited 1st SS deposit. Do they back pay to your qualified birthday? I wonder if you like the ynab theory of paying next month's expenses with this month's money. CCF generously posted the pdf which I hope still functions.

    Thanks for the recipe for rice pancakes, I've noted and will try-out when next I have leftover rice. Terrific that batter can be frozen.

    I bought an inexpensive gizmo this spring to remove the back of wristwatches when I'd had a spate of battery replacements. DH uses a mini pocket knife blade to easily remove the backing. I look for the made in Korea watch batteries as I find the made in China don't last more than a year. Is it because of our very cold weather?

  4. CB in the City Says:

    No, this is considered my August payment, and my qualifying birthday was in August.

    I got an Energizer battery, not sure where it was made. My last one sure didn't last long!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's great you got your first payment!

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