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by MackerelCat
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: What One Frugal Thing You Do Saves You the Most Money?
Replies: 22
Views: 1863

Re: What One Frugal Thing You Do Saves You the Most Money?

Grocery list does it for me. I divide up the list between stores because one store does not carry everything. Fortunately, they are relatively close together and I know what the best deal is at each one.
by MackerelCat
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: NON frugal things that you do :-)
Replies: 29
Views: 1964

Re: NON frugal things that you do :-)

I can totally relate to Clem's dog unfrugalness. We have 3, all of which have somewhat expensive medical problems, and a senior cat. Their food, medication, supplements, litter and the increased need for housecleaning cost as much as a modest car payment. Love them all to pieces, but we will not be ...
by MackerelCat
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: NON frugal things that you do :-)
Replies: 29
Views: 1964

Re: NON frugal things that you do :-)

I buy books. However, it's because the tiny town we live in has a one room library. The town is attached to the big city, but because we are not city residents, we are not allowed to use the city library without paying $50 a year for an individual card. Plus, due to vision troubles, I almost exclusi...
by MackerelCat
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Cataract surgery....
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Cataract surgery....

Jodi, I am so glad everything went well. The shield is just to keep you from rubbing your eye and you figured out a great alternative.

I did not have blue halos but "saw" streaks of light in the dark with one eye for a while. It eventually went away.
by MackerelCat
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Cataract surgery....
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Cataract surgery....

I had it done about two years ago. It corrected my severe nearsightness, but not the astigmatism and farsightedness, so now I wear glasses for reading and working on the computer. I can drive without glasses, but bought some sunreaders - reading sunglasses - so I can see directions on my phone. It w...
by MackerelCat
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check-in August 24, 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2245

Re: Daily Check-in August 24, 2019

DH and I went out for a late lunch today at an Asian restaurant, saving $8 off the same dishes during the dinner hour, and took a stroll through the Habitat ReStore on the way home. They had lots of project materials and a fair amount of new things like doorknobs and rugs still in the packaging. Oth...