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  1. A week on the ranch (December 15 - December 21)

    by , 12-21-2008 at 08:44 PM
    Another wild and crazy week!

    At work, the week was spent getting an arrest warrant finalized and then flying to southern California to serve it. I had two warrants, so we had a small team in each location. I left on Thursday, sat at the airport to wait out the delays that SWA is experiencing due to the storms throughout the country, and finally got on my flight at 9:30p and to my hotel at about 11:30p. Then I had to drive another couple of hours the next morning to get to my arrest ...
    Ranch Diary
  2. goals and time vs money.

    by , 12-21-2008 at 02:57 PM
    After getting on the frugal band wagon again. I am wanting to pay off all credit debt and fix 2 houses, so we are talking a massive amount like around 130-150k for 2009. I want to quit the second job by the end of this year. This means tightening all the expenses, but I am prioritizing as I can't do everything at once. Having a bad economy and I figure an even worse economy to come. I never know if the second job will be cut so I also am taking that into account and paying off cards that the payment ...

    Updated 12-21-2008 at 03:06 PM by frugal-fannie

  3. Planning Christmas Dinner

    by , 12-21-2008 at 12:22 PM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    I decided I'm not doing turkey. We all get tired of turkey as it ends up 3 or 4 days, depending where we go.

    SO, since we missed our annual seafood supper in October. I'm going to pick up crab, shrimp, make french bread, and we're having a seafood Christmas supper. It also helps that it's only my family and no guests.

    Maybe a new tradition for us here! Too expensive to bring 6 of us to eat seafood. But at home not so bad.

    Now it will have to wait and see how ...
  4. The last grocery trip of the year

    by , 12-21-2008 at 01:00 AM (Living Frugal, Not Cheap)
    I did the last shopping of the month, and the year today. After 6 weeks on the $25 per person challenge I spent... get ready for it... $131.48! (for two people)

    I used to shop like that every week, so I feel I did pretty good on the reduced budget for as long as I did. And, for this trip there were some unusual big-ticket items, like the $27 ham that was on sale nearly half off at $12.65. My husband's hard salami was on sale, there's another $11 (for a month worth of cold cuts). ...
  5. At Home - Link

    by , 12-20-2008 at 05:42 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    At Home - Click Here
    An online guide and resource community for moms working from home, and anyone wanting to find a home based job or start a home business.
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