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  1. 12 21 2011

    by , 12-21-2011 at 11:17 AM
    I have filed for unemployment for the first time in my life. I still have not received any disability pay, so I sold some more gold and silver, another $3300, to help cover expenses. So for the year over 13k in gold and silver. I am getting low on items, so not much jewelry and coins left for an emergency fund. Now that I can lift over 5 pounds, I am going thru the antiques to list on ebay or a space rental at an antique store. I have a harp brass music stand from the 1880's and a French stool along ...
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  2. Oh the weather outside is Frightful!

    by , 12-19-2011 at 01:21 PM (My life, my pond, my world)
    Well well well, Christmas is upon us in a few days and I have accomplished a lot, and still have a lot to do. I did some wrapping over the weekend as well as finished most of the kids presents up. Its getting more and more difficult to purchase for my son who is 14. All he wants is X box games and they are 59.99 a pop, I have one purchased and still have to get the 2nd game. I have gotten him clothing as the remainder of his gifts which is fine with him, as he wanted Sneakers and a nice coat which ...
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  3. 12 16 2011

    by , 12-16-2011 at 02:19 PM
    I had my youngest daughter help me wrap the presents for the school and also give me advice for the 15 and 17 year old clothes choices. We stuck with the $30 dollar sweaters as they are almost like outerwear and looked better than some of the cheaper ones. My husband helped me deliver to the school. The younger kids ended up getting 2 full outfits each. He was happy that I was able to get them so much for the amount I spent. I also found quality merchandise from Carter and Osh Kosh. My big project ...
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  4. 12 12 2011

    by , 12-12-2011 at 01:48 PM
    I am getting my PICC line out today. I have big plans on all the things I am going to do. Not being able to lift over 5 pounds has put a severe cramp in my style. My purse weighs more than 5 pounds(LOL) We signed up for a family at church sponsored thru a local school, single mom with 5 girls. My challenge has been to get them gifts $40 limit for each one and they listed clothes and books. I found sweaters on sale for $25-30, That really blows the budget for the other things. I did get some classic ...
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  5. Just when i'm out they pull me back in!

    by , 12-05-2011 at 11:32 AM (My life, my pond, my world)
    Well I was able to knock out a few Christmas gifts this weekend, and also got another heater which ended up being more expensive then the one we returned. But I spoke to the person at Lowes and they gave me an even swap. Well thinking that would go off without a hitch, they never credited my account, and then the bank put three overdraft charges through on my account by doing a debit before a credit on Thurs and I got paid Friday. So after keeping everything on budget and writing down all my expense ...
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