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catching up

August 23rd, 2004 at 10:27 am

well i got the kids started at school, and ive began to go thru the things i need to weed out here. im trying to get my pantry cleaned out adn sorted thru. i have alot of stuff..just dont realize what i can make since its all scatterd around the room.

my horse went on vacation without me, sil took him and 4 others for her and her friends this weekend. my horse is a 7 yr old blanket app gelding, and i love him to peices. he got to be rode for a good weekend, i got to have time in my barn working on it, and clenaing it out. that was helpful. the best part was when he came home, and i got to get him back in my yard. the guy whos gf rode him said hed give me a blank check for him, and i took a long time telling him NO!!! not just NO but REALLY NO. they finally took the hint.

so today for frugal im making my list for the next time dh gets paid, working on my budget and working on the house. so i guess ill be going for now..and ill be back in a while with a list of things im doing this week.
hopefully i can get some things done befor everyone gets back home.

today wasnt very frugal.

August 11th, 2004 at 06:19 pm

dh got paid. less than we thought. so i have to redo most of the bills. i do have the money for the phone bill, and bobbys last boat payment. plus lot rent on our trailer. other than that, i spent 10 at cvs and got a full size physic hair jel, 2 deodorents, 2 oxy skin care pads, 2 loreal kids blueberry shampoos, and on that i saved a total of 14.48 and spent 9.49. so that was pretty good.

plus for the kids school books and lunches, i got free books and lunches for all three kids. we make low enough we got that. which helps alot. books were going to be 45 for ds in jr high, and 35 for each dd in grade school. plus lunches are 1.50 each every day. thats alot for us. so im glad we got the help on that.

i put 5 gas in the car, and thats all there. at walmart tho i spent 20 getting spark plugs, toilet paper, female things, light bulbs, and a newspaper. so thats not too bad either.

i called about my 98 olds bravada, the transmission went out on it, and its still coverd by the warrenty i hope where we bought it at, so that will be fixed by next week i hope. i love my truck, and i want it back, im driving my old car now, a 92 caviler, but its not much fun. its a stick, no ac and it hates me. plus its not big enough for all of us, and the kids are always complaing about how cramped it is. so ill be happy when i can have my suv back.


other than that..im thinking of lowering my bills by $50 a month. $25 from droping my extra movie channels, and $25 for dropping my cell phone extras down. that would be an extra 50 a month that i can come up with. other bills, i cant drop so i have to be creative. maybe ill come up with something else. maybe. i doubt it tho.

wendsday is pay day.

August 10th, 2004 at 03:49 pm

ok, my husband has just gotten back to work since hes been off when he got hurt. he fell off a tanker truck and hurt his leg. he was off for 4 months. but since he got back to work 4 weeks ago, hes not getting as many hours in. so insted of getting 87 hours every 2 weeks. hes getting about 60. and that cuts his pay by about 200 or so. that leaves us about 550 for the 2 weeks.

our bills are
lot rent for our trailer
truck payment
car insurance
dsl
cell phone ( we only have cell phones)
satalite dish
hospital bills
utiltility bills
animal food
gas in our cars
car repairs
misc.

thats what we need to pay.

this week im paying
100 to bil for a boat joe bought.
160 for cell phones
rest of school supplies
80 lot rent
i should pay the car ins tahts not due for a whlile, but i probly wont. ill use that money for something else. i also need to get a few things at the store. plus the kids shoes for school.

thats about all for today.
ericka

my new journal

August 10th, 2004 at 02:34 pm

this is my new journal. i want to start off by telling something about myself. my name is ericka, i am married to joe...hence the name, and we have 3 kids that live at home. our kids are jerron, ds 12, destiny dd 8 and brittny dd 6. they are children from my prevoious marriage. i am a stay at home mom. and joe works for a local warehouse delivering oil and things to farmers. this is my own journal about what i do to try to save money. our goal is to save up for a house. we have a horse, a pig, a lizard, dogs and i want more animals.

since tommrow is joes payday...ill make my next entry on what i have to spend..and what i have to pay.