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by MackerelCat
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Five Frugal Things You Did This Week
Replies: 230
Views: 43843

Re: Five Frugal Things You Did This Week

We've had the air conditioning off for eight of the last ten days. DH said that knocked $35 off the electric bill. Other frugal things: 1. Used $6.25 in coupons on today's shopping trip. They were mostly store coupons for "real food," such as beef, peanut butter, produce, and I had a $2 coupon for t...
by MackerelCat
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check in Sept 21, 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2630

Re: Daily Check in Sept 21, 2015

Good afternoon, frugal friends. Monday is one of my bigger housecleaning days, so I've been doing that. DH vacuumed for me, so I did the sweeping, rug-shaking, mopping, dusting and scrubbing. Also went around the house with appropriate colored Sharpie markers and touched up little nicks and scratche...
by MackerelCat
Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: September Use It Up and Recycle Challenge
Replies: 48
Views: 11736

Re: September Use It Up and Recycle Challenge

I tidied up the fridge-freezer today and had the last container of quinoa-lentils-mushrooms with a sprinkle of grated cheese for lunch. Also ate the last pear. I have two Morning Star Farms Chik patties to eat up soon. They've been in the freezer since March. (I used to eat those a lot for my work l...
by MackerelCat
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check In Sept. 20, 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2899

Re: Daily Check In Sept. 20, 2015

Sheer bloody-mindedness is just patience with turbo-charged "get 'er done or get out of my way" attached. :-D I personally cannot stand Tom Cruise and haven't seen one of his movies since "Top Gun." We probably saw that back when we were renting a house that came with free cable TV, so he's not ever...
by MackerelCat
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check In Sept. 20, 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2899

Re: Daily Check In Sept. 20, 2015

Rinty, with all the patience, organizational skills and coping skills you have developed being a carer all these years, there is going to be a job out there for you. If the job centre can get you some tech skills to go with that, you will be very employable. Mature workers rock! Yesterday we spent m...
by MackerelCat
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: I lost my husband yesterday
Replies: 58
Views: 9260

Re: I lost my husband yesterday

Oh, Lennon. I am so sorry. {{{hugs}}}