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  1. Or maybe not

    by , 07-29-2008 at 11:49 AM (Changing my tune....sahm to part time working mom...)
    I decided work wasnt worth it, the kids are out of sorts, the saving accts are getting higher, we're all more tired and cranky, AND I MISS BEING HOME...

    so i gave my notice that aug 15th is my last day


    our landlords are selling the house we can move now or in february...

    we talked to someone who said they might be able to get us a mortgage...

    we found our dream house in the town where the kids go to school (closest ...
  2. Oh yay, we have a "blog" feature!!!

    by , 07-29-2008 at 10:46 AM
    Getting our finances under control was *the* big goal I made for myself this year, and with so many things that's happened, it's been a bit difficult to keep on top of my budget.

    But I pulled it out again last week, and updated amounts and wrote down all our bills, etc., etc.

    The good thing is, that we have money to pay all of our bills, with some left over, the bad news is, we've had to use some of our EF, during the move and getting settled.
    Which really stinks. ...
  3. A Little Bit about myself

    by , 07-28-2008 at 11:43 PM
    I'm new this blogging thing, so bear with me as I explain who I am.

    I am a big hockey fan, mostly because of my husband. When we met he had season tickets to the local hockey team and played roller hockey. So, I now go to all the games for the local hockey team and also to most of his games. Last year, we got involved with the Booster Club. Dh know's a couple people in it, the current VP and his wife. We sit near them during the games. So, this year, dh was elected as a Member ...
  4. Observing My Internal Shopaholic in Her Natural Habitat

    by , 07-28-2008 at 05:49 PM
    Yesterday, I went for long walk around my neighbourhood, stopping it one of my favorite thrift shops ($2.99 linen pants - booya!)...after I finished treasure hunting in the thrift store I walked up the street for about 5 minutes, and was met with a gigantic cloud burst...the only nearby place to shelter was Winners, which if you know me, you will realize is for me what alcohol and powerful men were to Marilyn Monroe (I am powerless!).

    Here's where it gets interesting.

  5. Alcohol, the Enemy of Frugality

    by , 07-27-2008 at 12:39 PM
    So this week I have been completely true to living frugally. I have stopped carrying my debit card with me, which as been a huge adjustment, and have been living off cash. As a result I have $300 in my savings account versus the usual $300 overdraft in my chequing account.

    Here's a lsit of changes I have made that allowed me to get this result:
    -carry lunch to work with me
    -drink the staff room coffee instead of Tim Horton's
    -walk instead of paying for public ...