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February 28th, 2019 at 02:47 pm

This morning I had a moment of panic when I saw that I had no internet service. I was planning to pay my property tax today online and it was close to the due date. But I went through the troubleshooting steps to reconnect and it worked. I paid the tax ($572) with no fee, yay! (Those who pay by credit card have to pay a fee.) I was having visions of having to take a check downtown -- it wasn't pretty!

I looks like I may have to transfer $60 from savings to pay this month's bills, but that is much better than I was expecting.

Yesterday was a bit spendy. I bought the socks I wanted - $66 for four pairs of FIT socks. Really pricey, but to me, they are worth it. And my socks have been wearing out on me fast lately. I am excited about getting to put on a pair today!

Then I went to Sam's and spent $40 on toilet paper and detergent.

By then it was near time to pick up my grandson and I hadn't eaten anything, so I stopped at McDonalds for a breakfast sandwich - $5.

So, with that little splurge, I am already up to 20% on variables. I didn't have much in extra funds to add this month, so I am working with a smaller amount. However, I did deposit almost $971 from refunds into savings, so overall I am doing fine.

I have a mystery shop to do today. It's an evening restaurant shop, and I may take the grandsons along, as it's a place they really like. That would mean I wouldn't earn anything, but it would be a really cheap way to treat them.

Tomorrow I have a house calls appointment -- wellness visit from UnitedHealthcare. After that's done, I'll head to Indiana to visit BFF. I hope the weather cooperates -- it sounds like I may have to deal with snow.

5 Responses to “Panic!”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you could get your Internet to work and get the tax bill paid without penalty.

    I don't think winter is done with us yet. Ugh.

  2. Rose. Says:

    So glad you are feeling better. Enjoy your trip.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    What's so special about the socks? I have been looking for good socks that stay in place and don't fall down in my shoes for ages.

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  5. CB in the City Says:

    The socks are 25% merino wool (I believe -- not sure of the percentage off the top of my head). They are made to fit your foot well, so you buy them according to shoe size. They have no seams. For me, they stay up well, but I'm talking about crew socks. They are supposed to be durable, but I haven't put that to the test yet! Oh, and they are FITS not FIT.

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