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Seven Things that Sort of have to do with Money

April 22nd, 2015 at 06:31 pm

1. We need to restucco our house. I've budgeted for it, but not this much! Oh well, it needs to be done, and I don't mind spending money on our house since it keeps its value.

2. Bought gas today; prices are going up. I saw a woman that I work with at the County on the other side of the pump filling her car. She ran over to hug me, so I guess the County still likes me!

3. Decluttered a little bit. It amazes me that there are always more things to get rid of. This time: eyeshadow and blush from about 20 years ago (I wish I was joking); I don't wear eyeshadow or blush at all, ever, which is how it's sat in the drawer this long. Some random little toys. A few broken things and pens that don't work. The little tray in our laundry room where we put our keys is now very clean!

4. While I was decluttering, I found my sunglasses! I'd put them in a safe place (the little tray in the laundry room) and they got sort of buried by other stuff.

5. Found a new show to watch on the bbc iplayer... Back in time for Dinner. The premise is that they take a family and feed them a diet from another era. Episode 1 is the 1950s, Episode 2 is the 1960s, etc... I am disproportionately excited about this!

6. Went through my exercise socks, and weeded out a few pairs with holes too big to fix. I guess that's decluttering, too.

7. We are thinking about where we'll go this summer and we've decided to divide our vacation into three smaller trips... one 5 day and then two long-weekend trips (3 days each). We won't go far, but we'll take advantage of what is in the Southwest and our state. F has never been to Carlsbad Caverns, and White Sands is amazing, too. Three Rivers petroglyphs could be done on that same trip, and we can stay in Cloudcroft and go to the Space Museum in Alamogordo. That's one short trip. And then another one might be to go up to Denver (6 hour drive) to see the Colorado Rapids play (soccer). For the big trip we're thinking about Las Vegas. The flights from New Mexico are pretty reasonable because it's relatively close (closer than California).

7 Responses to “Seven Things that Sort of have to do with Money”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great plans for your summer! I'd love to take a trip. I guess our road trip to the east could be considered one. Otherwise, it would be nice to fit in another trip mid to late summer.

  2. Buendia Says:

    I am getting excited about planning! I think it'll really help get me through the next month which is going to be really hectic at work. What is the plan for your east coast trip? I wish we lived closer to stuff like that, but I have to remember that we have a lot of resources near us, too. Even though they are all very dry and there's no grass (grass, to us, is a vacation!)

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I watched the Back in Time series in London--it was pretty fun--even the creepy 1950s and 1960s packaged food.

  4. scottish girl Says:

    I'll need to check out the Back in Time series.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Your holiday plans sound lovely Smile

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Wonder if Back in Time is available on Netflix?

    I'm thinking about trips, too, though I don't know if they will really happen!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Socks ... that is something I need to declutter. I had to go through about half my drawer today to find two matching socks without holes in the heel ..

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