This is going back more than a week

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A few months ago, we bought my son a car. He finally turned 16 last week, but he still can’t get his driver license until mid-Sept., because there’s a 8-9 week waiting list that I was unaware of! Anyway, when we bought the car we took advantage of the special offer from gshloans company ($700 payday loans), it had some damage on the passenger side that we were aware of and some damage under the car that we weren’t aware of. Well, we got everything except the cosmetic stuff taken care of and the only thing we need to get done is the passenger side-mirror. It slowed my snowball down about 8 weeks. I’m gazelle again, and getting it paid off either the last week of December or the first week of Jan., depending on which spreadsheet I use!

We have decided to stay in our house for at least 2 years. However, it needs some work done to it. I need Jan and her enthusiasm and her family’s “get ‘er done!” attitude! I’m currently working on stuff that only cost elbow-grease and Old-School Engineering to improve the place. I covered a “Pain in my you-know-where” area in my yard with mulch and gravel, but the dogs started digging into it, so I gave up on that.

We switched cell phone plans. With my son driving (in theory, at least), he went from a $15/month text-only plan to a $29/month unlimited everything plan. My husband went from a $30 to $29 plan, no big savings, but he’s unlimited now. I still have my minutes until Feb. 2017 plan, but if I run out of minutes, I’ll upgrade to the same deal.
We covered the kitchen chairs the other day. I got the chairs for $5 each 7-8 years ago, and the frames (metal) are still in really good shape, but the vinyl was shredded. I purchased a cloth/canvas table cloth for $1 and it covered them all. I hope I can get my $5.25 worth out of them some day!! I am working on making new covers for the couch cushions and possibly a slip cover (if I have enough fabric left) out of a sheet set I got for $3. Again, good bones… bad fabric!

A co-worker has commissioned me to make a baby quilt for her. A little extra money for me! Yay! Quilting is a terribly expensive habit, but it’s the only bad one I have teeheehee. I need to make some money back on it. Right now, I should be making her quilt top or my cushion covers, but for now, I’m typing. Ok, maybe I have 2 bad habits 🙂

So that’s all that’s going on around here. Dealing with the car and fixing up the house is taken up all my free time! But it’s all good.

we just learned that my son now needs spearing gear for Tae Kwon Do. I took 80 dollars from my PayPal so that it did not need to be budgeted. I keep the money in PayPal until I need it. It is also time to sign up for dance, which is 100 for the whole year. I have enough to cover that. Then, my daughter has outgrown her dance shoes so I will pay for those grom eBay as well. I may even be able to find a good used pair. I made over 200 this month so far and I am hoping to bring in another hundred before the end of the month. Last year, I also used those funds for stocking stuffers at Christmas.