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January 8th, 2018 at 06:42 am

Well, it wasn't really so much home improvement as getting home chores done.

My son came over and helped me get the Christmas boxes down to the basement storage unit. Then he hung the curtain rod and the new curtains went up. Then I told him about my problems with the Roku, and he determined that the device itself wasn't working any more. So we went to Target to replace it. I ended up buying an Amazon Fire Stick instead, since it was cheaper than the Roku's in stock - $40. While I was there, I also bought apples, grapefruit, a mango and orange juice for $13.

After he was gone, I realized the Christmas tree itself is still sitting there! Oh well, I think I can take it down myself. I think I will return it to the storage unit, just in case DIL forgets that she offered me her mother's tree. Then I can give it to Goodwill at a time when more people will be interested in it.

The streaming device was an unexpected expense, and I suppose it was one that I could have postponed -- and probably gotten cheaper -- but I wanted to get it done while I had my son at my side and ready to help. I'm very excited that I can watch movies on my TV again!

My new credit card came, so these purchases were the first to go on it.

The new curtains, which I got at a garage sale this summer, look beautiful, and the whole room looks so much cozier! I don't know whether I will even make the coordinating roller shade or not, since it looks so good this way. And I love the way I can just draw the curtains and let light in! I really missed that, while I was dealing with a broken shade that would never go up!

My purchases brought my variables percentage up to 29%. Still doing great.

Meals today:

Breakfast - Ham Biscuit, fruit
Lunch - Split Pea Soup (not a repeat - didn't have it yesterday), bread
Dinner - Sloppy Joe, applesauce

The freezer is still stuffed. I am trying to take one thing out of it per day.

I'm going to the gym soon; no other errands pending today.

4 Responses to “Home Improvement”

  1. snafu Says:

    I wonder if regular Blog respondents review their postings annually to pick up patterns of 'hits & misses' as we who journal. I had so many misses by May, I substituted a symbol ! It''s been a helpful exercise to make me more aware of foibles I want to avoid as DH truly enjoys teasing me.
    Are there any rebates available on line for your particular ROKU device?

  2. My English Castle Says:

    snafu would find I always have too much food! And I always enjoy reading CB's blog!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I took a look for rebates but did not find any. The price I paid seems to be the going rate for the device.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I think there's a deal for Sling - free roku with 3 mos of service.

    Glad your tv is usable again

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