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Comcast Bill, Etc.

January 22nd, 2018 at 07:18 am

Just got my Comcast bill and it has crept up more, now $104. I got online and looked the bill over, and it wasn't for a movie rental or anything, it was just a bunch of fees. I did not take the bait a few weeks ago to switch to AT&T because I felt in the long run they wouldn't be any different. But maybe that's the thing to do, just switch back and forth when they roll out their enticements to new customers. A pain, but they certainly don't reward loyal customers.

I didn't spend anything yesterday, and, in fact, I didn't leave the house. Just felt like taking a break from the gym. I've gone quite a few days in a row and I do need a break sometimes. I'm going back today, in the rain.

I had two big onions getting old, so I carmelized them yesterday in the crockpot. They turned out great, though I had to get up in the wee hours of the morning to turn off the pot. I didn't get started early enough! I will be looking at recipes today to figure out how to use them up. French onion soup is obvious, but I don't want that much. I know they are wonderful as topping on hamburgers and on steak.

Today I'm planning to make apple crisp to use up a bunch of apples.

I talked to BFF yesterday, and she may be interested in a road trip to Houston when I go to my cousin's wedding in March. She has a brother there she would like to visit. It would be great to share expenses and also just have fun together on the road. She has to get back to me on her final decision.

Today and tomorrow are the last days before pay day. I'm going to try not to spend anything. If I can do it, my variables will be at only 84%. I'm making a list of things I need to buy on pay day, but so far it isn't very large. Since my airline fare is 40% of the total, I think I have succeeded in being uberfrugal!

8 Responses to “Comcast Bill, Etc.”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Beware of changing to AT & T and then going back. A friend did that and although she asked the person if there was a termination fee and was told there was not and no contract, there indeed was. They had to pay the termination fee since they didn't keep AT & T a full year.

    Years ago I remember making a potato casserole like this...wash, peel, and slice russet potatoes and place in greased casserole dish. Add caramelized onions. Add chicken broth to lightly cover and bake for 45 minutes at 400 F. Add grated Parmesan and bake an additional 15 minutes. It was really good and the carmelized onions made it amazing. You could also make a quiche and add them. Yum!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Both of those dishes are very good ideas! I'll put potatoes and Swiss cheese on my grocery list!

    I think you're right about switching. They get you coming and going.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    I love caramelized onions just as a side dish myself.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Boy, CB, they sure do get you coming and going. Hopefully you can find a better deal than my friend.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    That would be a fun road trip for you!

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Is that $104 for cable and Internet?

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, but I only get basic channels.

  8. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Wow. I guess we're not he only area with exorbitant fees.

    When I was in TX I paid $30/mo for Internet and $20 for basic cable when I had it. In NM I paid $40 for Internet, and didn't have cable.

    Then I got out here and with taxes and fees, I was paying $75 for Internet! Now I have a "deal" for $60/month ....

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