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Negative Spend Day!

November 13th, 2014 at 09:24 pm

Yesterday I bought a new cheese grater because our old one fell apart... and today I took it back (negative $17). We tried to use it last night, and it didn't grate or shred, it just chipped the cheese. The holes for a fine grate were huge. I told D, "I'm taking it back tomorrow; we had the last grater for 15 years and I can't deal with this thing for 15!" He thought I was a little crazy, but Target is great about returns. I should note that it's a KitchenAid grater, so a reputable brand. Grrr!

I also paid down our mortgage principal by another $60 (money from teaching at the gym).

Here's the big snowflake (more like a snowball!): D is going to make about $4k on the school pictures! Still trying to figure out what to do with the money. I'd put it all on the mortgage, but D would like to spend some on a vacation.

3 Responses to “Negative Spend Day!”

  1. snafu Says:

    I'm a gizmo nut so have a couple of cheese graters I wish I'd had the patience to take back as soon as I discovered they were awful. The [Zyliss] citrus rasp/microplane is ok but the rotary cheese wheel gizmo has different size inserts and does the better job. Suggest check on-line at restaurant supply outlet.

    Snowball: Unlike regular income... DH earned the sum and it's larger than initially planned, so I understand why he'd like his his choice to take precedent. The family gets to enjoy his effort.

  2. Buendia Says:

    Yes, he should definitely decide... I'm going to look at the rotary cheese wheel.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Could you compromise and do maybe 1/4 to the mortgage and 3/4 to a vacation?

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