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Old 01-02-2017, 09:03 PM
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we had a dvd that we rented for free that we needed to return so it was a drive day. Also had a wonderful cheap dinner at a local Mexican semi-fast food restaurant. It cost us $9.34 and we ate until we were stuffed...and brought a little home. Worked a lot of it off shoveling snow. When I opened my front door this morning the snow was up to my knees. DH cleared our long driveway with the tractor while I shoveled. I will actually be home all day tomorrow because my little truck doesn't do well in the snow and I don't want to drive DH to work to use his car. Will stay in my jammies until about 2:00, do a little cleaning and look out the window at the beautiful snow.
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I'm assuming Murphy's Law. Then again you know what happens when you assume! LOL

Ok, I'm all about the budget this year but since I don't control all the ins and outs of the family funds I can only control the grocery and individual needs for the 3 of us. Dh likes to pay the house bills (mtg, has, electric etc. ) and that is fine with me.

Yesterday was a not leave the house kind of a day so nothing g spent.

Today was a big spend day, bought a new mattress but it's financed for 5 years with no interest but it's all good. We reserve $100 a month for furniture/appliances and actually haven't had to use it since we paid off our sons bed a couple of months ago.
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Today was a spend. $5 at cvs (shampoo, Lysol, detergent...), $2 at Kroger (spices, air fresheners, hefty zip bags), & $5 lunch. Picked up (7) 10pt Coke codes at my local gas station yay! I'm going to work on bringing my lunch next week. I've got to do some prep & buying lol. My new pup has got to go to the vet Friday so that will be a big spend (she's sick) but I get paid Thursday so it'll be ok and she's not like deathly ill, but she definitely needs to go.

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Will stay in my jammies until about 2:00, do a little cleaning and look out the window at the beautiful snow.

That sound like a great day !! Dh were in PJ's and Robe few days on vacation !!!

He receive a team soft throw blanket for a Christmas gift, He were wrap up on the coach watching movie... Enjoying his time off
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:13 AM
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That sound like a great day !! Dh were in PJ's and Robe few days on vacation !!!

He receive a team soft throw blanket for a Christmas gift, He were wrap up on the coach watching movie... Enjoying his time off

Good for him...sounds like my kind of fun
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Sunday was a no spend day.
Sunday was a drive day.

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Treasurehouse: Hope your hubby and son enjoyed the Star Wars movie. I haven't been to a movie in many many years.

laurapeeples: You're welcome. Congrats on your no spend and no drive day.

katiecoupon13: Good job on your budget and goals. Cutting out eating out will save you a ton of money. Not to mention, you will be eating healthier. Congrats on your tow no spend days and no drive days.

CocoaDiva43: We are happy that you're jumping aboard with us in 2017. I'm happy that the Low Spend / No Spend challenge really helps you. It helps to keep us focused. Glad that your hubby enjoyed his days off. Wrapped up on the couch sounds like a nice winter day.

emmakate7: I'm happy that your 2016 budget and results made you happy. Hardwood flooring will be a nice home improvement project. If you buy the good quality hardwood flooring, it will last you a life time. The hardwood flooring in my house is original from 1928. Hope you enjoyed your day in your jammies looking out at the snow.
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moonshadow8679: We are happy to have you join us this year. Even when things are not going right, it will help you from venturing too far off the track. What is the dime challenge? Taking your lunch to work will really help you cut out spending and save money. I don't know how Coke codes work, but it sounds like you did well with them.

amos311: Welcome back! Good luck achieving 18 no spend days; and congrats on your first no spend day. A quieter life is good. That's the way I like it. Good luck paying cash on a new to you car this year. Hopefully Murphy will stay away from you.

katiecoupon13: Murphy's Law: If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong. IE: Murphy was here, I woke up to a cold house and my furnace has to be repaired or replaced.

neenee05: Feel free to jump in and join us. Nice deal on your car.

Aarons Mommy: Glad that you did join us from 2017. Some of us have separate finances and only have control of ourselves. So, however it works out for you is fine. Congrats on your first no spend day and no drive day. I hope you sleep better on your new mattress.
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Today was a spend. $5 at cvs (shampoo, Lysol, detergent...), $2 at Kroger (spices, air fresheners, hefty zip bags), & $5 lunch. Picked up (7) 10pt Coke codes at my local gas station yay! I'm going to work on bringing my lunch next week. I've got to do some prep & buying lol. My new pup has got to go to the vet Friday so that will be a big spend (she's sick) but I get paid Thursday so it'll be ok and she's not like deathly ill, but she definitely needs to go...........
Good job planning to add to your preps. We like that in both this group as well as the other group. I shouldn't have to tell you, debt free is a prep. As such, in this group, we do expect you to budget and plan for it .

Congrats on your new dog. Hope she gets well soon. I remember that you posted in the Christmas List thread that you wanted a bloodhound for Christmas. Did you get your bloodhound?

Back in November, I bought myself a Christmas present, a German Shepherd / father unknown.

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Thank you. I hope everyone here enters 2017 with a positive attitude to accomplish their budgets and goals.
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