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May 31, 2014

Slim Pickings for the summer

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It’s been hot here or raining. Mother Weather can’t make up her mind, or maybe she has. We’ve been finding bits and pieces but nothing to write home about. You just can’t take food if it’s been sitting in the dumpster all day. Unhealthy and dangerous. So we stay away. We have quite bit of food stored in our freezer so we’re good for now.

We are remodeling our Appalachian house. It’s an old house, needs a lot of paint, shelves and other items. But it’s paid for, it has a new roof. Needs new siding, that’s coming on this summer. It’s a lot of work. But we can do it.

Tonight I dropped off at a local church/rehab center a large bag of cosmetics, i.e. eye shadow (pink or blue is definitely not the shadow of choice for a middle aged woman), gel, mousse, hair spray, nail art and various other items. The ladies in the dorm (for lack of a better term) will like these things, they’re all brand new and unopened.

Clutter is bad feng shui. It blocks energy flow and nothing new can come to you.

We’ve been trending the stores in our area. Food stamps are loaded 19 days in a row in our state. A few days after the food stamp loading is done for the month, the stores are DEAD. You could shoot a cannon down the aisle. THIS is when you shop. If someone is on food stamps, they need to check their state for when the EBT card is loaded. If you’re on EBT or not, you can get serious bargains this time of the month. That is when I shop. If something is a good price, I buy it all.

Local stores around here have good once a week sales (for one day only), once a month hot sales and a few times a year big bang up summer seasonal sales. Save your money if you can and please buy then.

An item yesterday was marked down to .75. Poise hot flash cooling wipes. 20 to a package. I bought all four packages. With the heat here in the summer, these will be refreshing to have.

Today we ate dinner at Outback. We’d not dined out since my birthday a few weeks ago. Because we do not eat out that often, we make it count. We save our money and dine at a place that has good food and a good atmosphere. I even had a sour apple martini.

We were gone all day canvassing the area and exploring. I put in my cooler several containers of water, some protein and a few sodas. That keeps you hydrated in the heat.

Shop at off times if you can. If any of my readers work the weekends, shopping mid-week or even Monday mornings are the best times. Very little people in the store, parking is a breeze and checkout is easy.

My lovely readers, how do you save money in this economy? What are your frugal ideas?

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