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    Sent Dh to Sams club for cat litter $8.99/50#.
    of Tidy cat. So we have 12 bags now.

    Got Garbage bags $14.99/90 of their leaf bags 3 boxes.

    Going to a friends kids graduation. Free lunch for my anniversary.

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    Sota showed some interest in tug toys, so I cut up two old T shirts and made him a couple. Freebies, and he doesn't care if it didn't come from a pet store.

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    My DSIS was visiting and we went to the Farmer's Market for food, and Safeway. She insisted on paying for all the groceries!!!

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    Knowing that I'm going to be moving I've been eating down the pantry. I have spent less than $10 at the grocery store the last 2+ weeks. I'm saving on food and having a little less to move.

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    Looked into pellet stove pellets for a substitute for litter. It is 40#/4.98 @ Lowes. I think I am going to buy a bag or 2 to mix and try on the cats. The clay scented should take care of the odor and the pellets and cheaper??
    Still looking for a cheaper source around here w/ buying a pallet.

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    I fixed my quilt and Little Miss's quilt

    Her quilt the fabric became very thin tore. to thin to sew together. so we took some cream fleece we had in the scrap box. and made clouds to cover over the spot. She likes it and it fixes the problem so that is all that matters.

    My Wedding ring quilt was worn at the top ( near your head and chin). it is a 20 year old plus quilt. So I took a flat sheet that was in the scrap box and made a Blanket binding for the top.

    Total cost of the projects was $0

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    Instead of buying a pet bed which our dog wouldn't use anyway, or buying a new chair for her to use when we camp, I added side panels made from scrap nylon to a spare $5 bag chair. She had one like it before until someone sat on it and broke it at a rally we attended, so I know she'll like it. She has to have her own chair or she steals our recliners, and she won't sit in a bag chair without the side panels because she falls out the sides. Not that she's spoiled or anything.

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    Mikey got hold of an ink pen and decided to chew it on the bed. I managed to get the ink out of the top and bottom sheet. Now for the mattress pad.sigh.

    Rats on the cat litter pellets idea. Lowes carries them only in the fall/winter season. So wait I will!!

    DD went camping and needed a grill for over the fire but only had a flat rack so she bent 2 wire coat hangers and made legs. Free.

    Made DH hot beef sandwiches w/ hawaiian rolls,shredded sharp cheese and roast beef lunch meat. Saved us going out to eat again.
    Still making slurpies by freezing cans of coke overnight. Cost about .29 each and no trip to the gas station.

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    Changed my prescription today. I normally take 1 1/2 of a 5 mg. pill for $56/mth. I switched it to half a 15 mg. pill and now only pay $30/mth!

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    took the Foster mom and 3 kittens to the vet.
    The vet gave me 2 free flea treatments and comped his fee plus 10%. Mama has gained 1# in 10 days so everyones kindness is working.

    Hired a guy to cut the lawn for $25. as a 1 time deal.

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    Using leftovers in the fridge for lunch and supper.

    A friend gave me rides to the gym and to Crafting today.

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    Default Swiffer refills

    As suggested, I'm moving this post to this thread - with an update.

    I make washable and re-usable refills for my Swiffer sweeper. It's super simple.

    Buy 1/4 yard of soft fleece at your local fabric store or WalMart or wherever you can find it. Check the clearance section for the ugly stuff that didn't sell! These don't need to be pretty unless you want them to be.
    Using a Swiffer refill sheet as a pattern, cut out rectangles - you should be able to get 5 rectangles from this amount of fabric.
    If you don't have any more refills available to use as a pattern, cut out 10.5x8 inch rectangles.
    Use just like the expensive, disposable refills.

    EXCEPT:
    1. They are softer and pick up more dust and dirt than the originals.
    2. When one side is dirty, you can flip it over and use the other side.
    3. When both sides are dirty, throw them in the washer, then the dryer.

    Now I just need to figure out a homemade refill for the Swiffer dusters!

    UPDATE:
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    I finally made a refill for the Swiffer duster.
    It's not as "fluffy" as the originals, but it actually works better. It holds the dust better and doesn't snag on sharp edges like the real thing.

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    ds #4 was prescribed 3 medications for his acne. Even after insurance, we would have been stuck with a $90 bill ($10/$40/$40). The dermatologist told us if our pharmacy prices were too high, to call back to the office & they would order the meds through their special pharmacy......so I did and the total for all 3 meds was $35.....and they overnight it for free saved us $55

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    Started to stop at the store last night on the way home and decided there wasn't anything that I really really needed. So went straight home.
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

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    A coworker brought in about 20lbs of apples from his tree to share. After asking nicely I was able to take 10lbs and will use them for my weekend canning project. He said he had so much last year that he had to compost a huge amount. Yay, free fruit!

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