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spent $20 on lunch

August 26th, 2005 at 10:51 pm

It's restaurant week and I was able to go with some co-workers to an excellent restaurant. I know I wouldn't have ever gone except for the discounted rate (and reservation) today. So I went and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Since I may not work in the city anymore, I figured I better enjoy it while I can and then not feel guilty later on, and want to spend money going into the city.

Spent $32 on groceries this week which will last us awhile.
We'll work on the house again this weekend. We replaced a rotting fence last weekend. Hopefully we'll get the house finished by this year so we can sell it and reap the profits. I'd really like to use the extra money to pay all debt off - car loan and student loans. We don't have any credit card debt: I hate credit cards. We'll see. We'll just keep plugging along and see how far we get.

I've sold 2 books and a CD on half.com in the last 2 weeks. Sold another today which means I have to go to the post office on dreaded Saturday - it's always crowded! Oh well, money is money...

Sorry for my lack of posts

August 8th, 2005 at 07:31 pm

I have written 2 extremely long posts on here in the past few weeks and they weren't posted for whatever reason. When I hit the Add Entry button - they vanish!
Here's to hoping this works...


Anyway, things have been very good but stressful for us. We are working on selling our house to buy a bigger house with a lot of land up north. In order to do this, we'll need to finish the renovations on our current house and save every cent we can in the next few months. We bought a slightly used stainless steel stove from a co-worker this weekend for $150. It's very new, even has a warming drawer which I'll be a little loathe to give up when we move. But I figure if I'm drooling over it then prospective buyers will too.
We also got the use of his trailer over the weekend, which saved us from having to rent one at Home Depot. I've vowed to work on the house every single day until we list it on the market. While I can't do too much after work - every bit helps! Tonight I'll fill the nailholes that we made from installing new trim in the kitchen over the weekend. I t should go fast, and the next night I'll sand them down and prime.

Going grocery shopping after work tonight. I made a careful list and anticipate spending $35 which includes 4 packages of granola bars, cat food and light bulbs.

We went paddling yesterday with our boat. The only cost was gas for driving to the pond, which wasn't too bad. We power our boat ourselves and didn't have to pay to get to the pond. It was the first time we went swimming this summer so we really enjoyed it.


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