Being as budget conscious as I am, I listed everything I could think of that is coming up in the next week, as well what I know is coming soon.
When I totaled it, I freaked out! $837.00! Talk about scary!
So then I started crossing things off and doing what I could to minimize the blow.
And I got it down to $529.00. It’s approximate.
The biggest issue is the high school total. The list came right off a a flyer that I received informing us what needs to be paid for at registration in a couple of weeks. I took off the year book.
I also took off the oil change and my hair. I will be super careful at the market and made adjustments there too.
The “Drill” is a long story and I will share that with you another time. I don’t NEED a drill right now, but there is an obligation to pay for this. Again, long story.
Oh… and this list doesn’t even consider….
School clothes! OMGosh… And Golf clothes if when she makes the team!
It’s time for me to button up as tight as I can. I don’t think there would be a huge issue if I didn’t purchase this damn door and installation. Wow, that was a huge purchase for me!
Okay, so bad timing financially, but perfect timing as my kid starts high school. Where appearance means everything and a new door is cheaper than a new house, which is completely off the charts- not going to happen – in this life! 😉
The door was approved by the HOA and is being installed tomorrow! YAY! At least its scheduled, but you never know!
I will manage. This will work out.
How come I feel like making a huge plate of Linguini and Clams right now!?
PS… I need to find a cheaper hair place! But its my girlfriends daughter… still!
In the meantime, time to start Cherry Picking again!
I make a list of each store and if there is something better at the next store then I cross it off the first store.
As you can see Sprouts and Ralphs didn’t do well this week!
These additional items will help me stretch my current pantry items. Its a good thing I live close to all these stores!
Then there is always this!
I always get my Rewards from CVS and “send it to my card” and when I go for things that are on my other list, I do very well!
You have to use these tricks in order to make your money S T R E T C H!!!
It really helps me and I just might get thru this next couple of months!
Tomorrow is my new door AND a lady at work gifted me with some Oil of Olay product. FREE! Hmmmm… I wonder if she sees the stress lines?
See you tomorrow.