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Saturday Musings

June 2nd, 2018 at 08:36 am

Yesterday I completed a mystery shop at a phone/internet/cable carrier -- not mine. Well, I'm considering switching, because the plan they presented to me would save me $25 a month. But that doesn't count those dreaded added fees, which might easily eat up the bulk of the savings. The downside is that I would probably have to change my phone number, and of course, there is an activation fee and new stuff to learn. But I would get more channels and a new phone (which I don't need).

I'm not naming the carrier because of the terms of the mystery shop.

I'm probably not going to do it. But I might.

Other than that, I had my free lunch at Panera, and on the way home, I got a free donut from Dunkin Donuts -- I did have to buy a cup of coffee there for $1.19. Can't drink coffee that late in the day, but I put it in the fridge and had it this morning cold with creamer.

Then it was off to a baseball game in the evening, but it was so bitterly cold and windy, I ended up taking my younger grandson home before the 4th inning, and I don't even know yet who won.

During the day, I did a $1.50 load of laundry.

It is time to make bread again, but since there's a baseball game today, I probably won't do it today. Tomorrow is pretty free, except for an evening mystery shop at a restaurant.

I applied for a free transit pass for seniors. For the first time, my income is low enough to qualify. It's not approved yet, because they have to check the numbers, but since I took them straight from my most recent tax filing, I don't think there will be any problem. Free transit will be great -- I can use the trains and buses, and that should save me on gas and parking.

Just went to Sam's and spent $7 on a bundle of 8 packages of penne. I think that's going to become my all-purpose pasta! I'm already planning to cook it with marinara, ground beef and zucchini, and then again in an Alfredo sauce with chicken and mushrooms.

Variables are now at 13%.

4 Responses to “Saturday Musings”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    Have you ever considered tracfone? They have a wide selection of phones from the old candy bar style phones to various smart phones. I add minutes every 3 months and never use all of them up. It costs me around $8.00 a month, but I don't use internet with it and don't make a lot of calls, so it works for me. I buy minutes by buying phone cards at brick and mortar stores, but you can also do autofill if you give them debit card. You can transfer a number to a phone there. Just a thought.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    I've been on a penne pasta kick myself lately. It just holds up so well to various different sauces.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I currently have Straight Talk with a smart phone. It's pretty cheap, but not as cheap as yours, CLL! The real cost in my "bundle" is the cable/internet cost.

  4. veronak Says:

    If I’m not mistaken, most carriers now allow you to port your number if you switch cell phone carriers, you may want to ask about this.

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