Daily Check-in January 25, 2020

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alliesmama4
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Daily Check-in January 25, 2020

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Good morning and I use that term loosely. I woke this morning and realized my furnace was not working. I changed the batteries in the thermostat but it did not change anything. Fortunately I received a refund check yesterday so I will make a mad dash in to town to deposit it as soon as the bank opens. Hopefully with that and what I have in my account it will cover a service charge. I do not have a credit card. It is times like this when I think I should get a credit card for emergency repairs. I do have a nice heater in my bedroom and it is currently warming up the master bedroom and bathroom. If the need arises I still have some Duraflame logs and some firewood in my garage but neither will warm the great room up that much. My house is lovely but at the same time not efficient for heating with the room areas being too open with vaulted ceilings and half walls. One of my goals this year is to buy a fireplace insert. This furnace failure makes me more inspired to to that before Fall. Thankfully the temp is around 34 and will stay around mid 30's today. When I come home I will call the furnace company.

Today I plan on making a spinach lasagna using up some leftover cream spinach and some Italian sausage from my recent meat bundle purchase. Also a loaf of my yummy gluten free whole grain bread.

Have a good day and for those of you in the cold zones stay warm.
Janet Alliesmama

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Re: Daily Check-in January 25, 2020

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Oh my. Oh Janet. What a way to start the day! Good luck and I hope everything works out.

alliesmama4
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Re: Daily Check-in January 25, 2020

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Dgflorida wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:28 am
Oh my. Oh Janet. What a way to start the day! Good luck and I hope everything works out.
Thanks Dg.
Janet Alliesmama

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Re: Daily Check-in January 25, 2020

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Good morning friends.

Janet, good luck with the furnace. It is quite new so hopefully nothing serious. Is it still under warranty at least for parts? I think that credit cards have been a big negative for many people’s finances, but that said, I think having one cc is invaluable for emergencies and hope you decide to get one, especially now that your finances are in good shape this year.

I’m going to have a lazy weekend because I’ve had a fairly busy week. I’ve stayed up later than my normal bedtime several nights and last night could barely stay awake for the ladies skating which ended at 11. Tonight is the figure skating dance which is not as much of interest but I still hope to catch most of it. A nap is in store for this afternoon.

I will do laundry and some paperwork. I’ve been paying my Medicare Part B 3 months at a time by cc (since I don’t get SS) but will look at my other options. I’m still collecting tax stuff and my brokerage statement is always late. I’m trying to find a free tax program that allows me to file schedule D (capital gains) since last year I waited until the last minute and got stuck paying $70 for TurboTax Premiere.

Not much else on the docket for this weekend.

Stay warm and healthy.

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Re: Daily Check-in January 25, 2020

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Good morning fellow frugalites,

Does the forum look a bit different to anyone else? I have a feeling work was being done on it over night. I even had to sign in once again, which is something I don't usually do.

Any way, slept a bit better last night, but that could be because I stayed up later than usual. My body is stiff and sore though, probably due to that horrible bed. I am still pretty exhausted, but when I thought I would lay on the couch and catch a few more minutes of sleep, Shania decided it was time she got sick. After cleaning up cat mess, I lost the urge to rest.

Hubby has finished painting the bedroom and now will fix some areas of the laminate flooring and start to put the room back together a bit. I would really like to be in there once again, but I have a feeling one more night of the too soft mattress will need to be suffered.

I am actually almost done switching around the sewing/craft room. I could use more space (who could ever say they have enough room for all their crafts), but I am slowly but surely containing things and organizing. Most items are stored away off the floor, and my work area is once again cleaned up. Today I try out the knitting machine (think scrap yarn and very simple objects) and I plan on making a few cards on my Cricut (need to get that hooked up yet). I may even sew a few seams on the dress I have out to sew.

Frugally speaking I will not be spending any cash today, I will continue working on the menus for next month in order to use what we have on hand, walking for exercise both inside and outside (weather is supposed to be fantastic), knitting on the prayer shawl (getting very close to being done) and reading when I can.

I plan on taking the dusty curtains from our bedroom down stairs and washing them at some point today. Pretty sure unlike some in this house I can throw them in the dryer for a bit. This would mean that the entire bedroom (well other than closets) have had their spring cleaning for this year.

The corners of the fridge need to be checked out today. Who knows what has been pushed back and needs freeing from the darkness. I just hope that I don't have to toss anything.

We have been looking at our blinds that are, well to say the least aged and in some disrepair. I am going to measure the windows again and keep my eyes open for some new ones. I will search the second hand stores first (usually they are almost as costly as brand new) and watch for sales. Sprucing up our home is always a good idea. You never know what is going to occur down the road.

Supper tonight will not be leftover Chinese food. I think I am pretty much filled up on that for the next year. I will be pulling some ground meat out of the freezer and making meatloaf. Serving it with mashed potatoes, peas and a tossed salad.

Today I am grateful for the wonderful sunshine we have been getting over the past few days. Sure hope it continues.

Everybody have a great day. Take care.

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Re: Daily Check-in January 25, 2020

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alliesmama4 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:40 am
Good morning and I use that term loosely. I woke this morning and realized my furnace was not working. I changed the batteries in the thermostat but it did not change anything. Fortunately I received a refund check yesterday so I will make a mad dash in to town to deposit it as soon as the bank opens. Hopefully with that and what I have in my account it will cover a service charge. I do not have a credit card. It is times like this when I think I should get a credit card for emergency repairs. I do have a nice heater in my bedroom and it is currently warming up the master bedroom and bathroom. If the need arises I still have some Duraflame logs and some firewood in my garage but neither will warm the great room up that much. My house is lovely but at the same time not efficient for heating with the room areas being too open with vaulted ceilings and half walls. One of my goals this year is to buy a fireplace insert. This furnace failure makes me more inspired to to that before Fall. Thankfully the temp is around 34 and will stay around mid 30's today. When I come home I will call the furnace company.

Today I plan on making a spinach lasagna using up some leftover cream spinach and some Italian sausage from my recent meat bundle purchase. Also a loaf of my yummy gluten free whole grain bread.

Have a good day and for those of you in the cold zones stay warm.
I hope the furnace problem is an easy fix and you have the funds to cover it.

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