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Impulsive Purchase

March 5th, 2019 at 05:38 am

I bought a Google album yesterday. It was an impulsive buy. I just had an urge to save some favorite pictures that have been living on my phone. I know that people can make these albums themselves, but I am just not adept at that kind of stuff. Anyway, it was $17.

Along with the vacation and Goodwill spending this weekend, my variables have risen to 42%. It's way too early in the month for it to be this high, so I need to cut back to essentials. Now that I'm more than halfway through my gap year, I am feeling less tension about money, but I need to keep a little tension going!

I took my car to the body shop yesterday afternoon, because DIL was available to give me a ride home. It is supposed to be ready on Friday, when it will cost me $500. I'll take that out of savings.

After the passing of their cat, DS & DIL gave me all the leftover food and their Breeze litter box system. I'm going to use up my regular litter first, but I'm looking forward to the new system, which is very clean -- it uses pellets rather than clay litter, and the urine is collected in a disposable pad underneath the louvered pan. It will be more expensive to use, but I have a good head start with all the supplies they gave me.

Now I have four days at home without a car. I don't have any plans to go anywhere, because the temperature is still hovering around zero. I've got a lot of little things to get done around the house. Today I'm going to use up bananas and make banana bread.

2 Responses to “Impulsive Purchase”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Bet your house smells wonderful with the banana bread. Yum!

    I'd say your impulse buy was probably a good one to keep the photos.

  2. Dido Says:

    I love the Breeze system; much easier to maintain than other systems I've used!

    I buy the pads and litter in bulk using Amazon's Subscribe & Save. Last box of 4 X 10 pads cost $60.99, lasts 4 months for 2 cats so should last 8 months with one. (I have 3 litter boxes and change each pad weekly.)

    Litter cost $38.99 for my last order for 6 bags. With the 3 litter boxes, this lasts me 2 months.

    Generic pads at least are available on Amazon but reviews say they are not nearly as smell-proof as the originals. I've never had an issue with odor as long as I scoop the box every time I see it's been used and change the pad weekly. The Breeze system + a litter locker has made my restroom odor-free and easy to maintain.

    The one thing you might want in addition is a cat litter trapper mat, depending on how much your cat tracks litter. This catches the little pellets and prevents them from getting tracked through the rest of the house. I bought a large one off Amazon for $22.45 after noting that I was vacuuming up pellets in other rooms.

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