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1. Selling/Trading the old truck and motorcycle. Talk about happy. This had made both my hubby and I very happy. I posted all the details on Wednesday. The short version: the truck and motorcycle are gone after many frustrating months of trying to sell/trade them. In exchange, my hubby now has a 4-wheeler (with no debt!) and we have cash so I can get a Canon digital SLR body (I have lenses). That's been on my wish list for the past few years.
2. Deals and saving money. Two of my favorite things. Today I went over to where my in-laws work. It used to be a school for troubled kids but due to financial issues most of the school has shut down and it's only being run on a limited basis. As a result they were selling a lot of the furniture and things that had accumulated (a lot of the kids lived on campus). I was able to buy a sturdy stool (to use to take photos), a metal 2-draw file cabinet, and a transcribing machine (I used to work as a transcriptionist and now I'm looking to interview grandparents and transcribe that. I did that with my grandfather and his sister some years ago and they have now both passed on. A great keepsake.) as well as a sturdy two-hole punch, a bean bag chair, two sets of curtains, and some children books. All in all a good start to the day.
3. The bread outlet. I was running low on bread so I had to buy it at the local grocery store. The price about did me in. I paid $5 for two loaves. I buy the best I can (i.e. no high fructose corn syrup thank-you-very-much!) but it's still too pricey. There is a great bread outlet store but it's about a 45 minute drive away. However, it was only 10 minutes down the road from the yard sale this morning. I went and bought nine loaves of bread, six packages of honey wheat sandwich thins and three packages of plain sandwich thins. I spent just over $30 and that will last us a couple of months.
4. Thrift stores. I stopped at the thrift store today and bought myself a bunch of new summer tops. I have them drying as I type. I think I had almost a dozen tops plus a pair of jeans and three backpacks for the boys. More on the backpacks next week. Oh, I spent under $20 for all of it.
5. Anniversaries. Tomorrow - on 7/17 - my hubby & I will be celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary. What are we doing? I have no idea but it will involve going somewhere and doing something and our boys will be home with their grandparents. It already sounds like a perfect day to me!