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Feels Like 11 Below

January 25th, 2019 at 01:28 pm

That's the wind chill factor here. But it will get worse. Forecasters say it will get to 14 below in air temperature in the next few days.

I went out yesterday before the big chill began, but even so, my gas door was frozen shut, and I had to go to an auto parts store to get de-icer before I could gas up. The gas, when I got it, was $20. The de-icer was $6.

Then I went to Aldi and I stocked up. I spent $77, but that should pretty much hold me for the month except for perishables and fill-in stuff.

My Florida son's birthday is coming up on the 6th, so I went ahead and ordered some small gifts for him from Amazon. $30.

Variables are 23%. It will be a long month (Jan. 24- Feb. 27), so I need to take it easy on the pace of my spending.

I don't have to pick up the kids today, so I don't have to go out. I'm supposed to return a couple of library books, but I will just pay the fine. I haven't finished reading them anyway. Before you ask -- they cannot be renewed, they are "most wanted" books which have a short circulation period and are unrenewable so that demand can be met. I plan to return them on Sunday. We're supposed to get snow as well as this cold blast, so we'll see.

I did get some income yesterday -- $17.50 from a Procter & Gamble settlement.

I just put some laundry in down in the basement, so I did get a taste of the weather. Awful.

4 Responses to “Feels Like 11 Below”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Stay warm. I'm praying my daughter's are warm enough up there walking around on their respective campuses! It's a cold snap for us in the south too. I bundled up in coat, hat and gloves to take a walk.

  2. AnotherReader Says:

    The five week "months" make things difficult for people that rely on Social Security for a large part of their income. If SSA would go back to once a month checks so that the longest gap were 31 days, life would be a lot easier for the recipients. And no one would need a calendar to remember when the check was coming.

  3. alliecat79 Says:

    Took a sick day because I've had a cough for over a week and I'm very worried I won't be healed for my delivery date next week! So no going out if I can help it! It's supposed to be CRAZY cold next Wednesday into Thursday. Good thing you're stocked up on food, but you should get to the library and get your entertainment ASAP.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I returned a book to the library late yesterday - Atomic Habits. I couldn't renew it because it had holds on it. I just needed a few more hours …

    It got pretty cold here Th night - my car almost didn't start Fri morning!

    Stay warm!

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