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Catching Up

February 22nd, 2023 at 09:10 pm

Yesterday I met BFF in the middle city. We had lunch and took a long walk in the mall. The lunch was $16 and I had enough leftovers for two more meals. I also spent $22 on gas, and I bought earring backs at Claire's for $7. I also bought a cable for charging my phone in the car, but it was the wrong one, so I returned it.

This morning I did my grocery shopping at Mariano's since I needed popcorn. I spent $32, and in addition to the popcorn I bought apples, crackers, 5 cans of soup, pudding, English muffins, eggs, and dairy-free "alternative" yogurt, which I'm trying out for the first time. Prices were noticeably higher than at Aldi, but you just can't get everything at Aldi. That should complete my grocery shopping for the month, bringing the total to $91.

The other day I donated to the American Heart Association ($40) in response to a request from my granddaughter, who's doing this for school.

Variables for the month so far are at 59%.

My TV is not working today and none of the fixes I Googled are working either. It's probably time to dump Xfinity and just go with streaming, but I would have to set up internet access before cancelling. The internet is still working. I'll probably go with RCN (now Astound). It seems to be popular in this area, and it's what my son went with. But I'm just not in the mood to deal with it now, so I'm procrastinating.

It's been raining all day and we are expecting to get freezing rain as the temperature drops. I'm glad I got my errands done this morning. I'm going to hibernate.

1 Responses to “Catching Up”

  1. Dido Says:

    I have RCN/Astound in my area (in PA), and I've been using them for about a decade. The service has been pretty reasonable--I've only had to call them for help with service a couple of times. The one thing with them is that they will offer you some kind of deal when you sign up--and then reliably, every year, the deal expires and they jack your rate up. So you have to call again, and get another deal. In fact, this is my reminder that I still need to do that. I got rid of my cable tv service in 2009 and have been using streaming service since thn and it's been fine. I watch on my laptop and that suits me, but I have a fire stick from Amazon that I can use to send the output to a tv. I no longer own a tv, but I did bring my firestick over to a friend's once and we watched a movie from Amazon prime together on her tv. Even though they raised my rate, they also raised my speed too. THAT, they tell you about. The increased bill, they don't; you just have to notice it and call them. I do this every year and get it lowered.

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