- I stopped on my way home from dropping my son at work to pick up a few things at the QFC grocery store, and was able to score a few “woo-hoo” clearance items. I’d been there the day before and had the same luck, so I think I may add this store into my rotation. Especially since I scored two huge bags of mushrooms yesterday for 99¢ apiece. I don’t normally go to this expensive store, because . . . money. I’m thinking that perhaps their higher end customer isn’t as excited as I am about discounted food, which can only work in my favor.
- My husband is continuing to work on fixing our son’s iPhone. He successfully fixed the charging port . . . but now the forward facing camera doesn’t work. He’s figuring out getting an old phone for parts and will soon construct a Frankenphone to keep us (and our debit card) far from the Apple Store.
- I enjoyed a lovely chat with my neighbor on my front porch this afternoon. She complimented me on the arrangement, and especially enjoyed how everything was either dragged home from someone’s curb and gleaned from Goodwill. She brought me a pretty flower arrangement as a thank you gift for watching her cats, and a lovely time was had by all.
- I received an e-mail notifying me that my son’s college financial aid had been updated. I excitedly logged into the website and discovered that the “update” was that we’ve officially declined the massive student loans. (Note the $18,000+ “Parent Plus” loan suggested for us!) I had to laugh at that! I guess my husband and I need to keep our jobs, continue buying discount mushrooms and scouring our local Goodwills! (Worry not, both of our sons have jobs.)
- I didn’t buy a Lear Jet.
Now your turn. What frugal things have you been up to?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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