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November 12th, 2018 at 09:23 am

I have today off, so thought I'd check in with my SA family.

We are still waiting on the hospital to send DH's records to the insurance company. I'll be bugging them about it again tomorrow.

We turned our heat on a few days ago when the temp went down to 8 degrees outside. Figured it was time. Smile

Last Sunday DH and I had raked and bagged 9 bags of leaves in our front yard. I put them out for Thursday trash day - thinking we were in the free pickup zone. Found out that's not til December. But our awesome garbage company picked them up this morning free of charge.

Our front yard is covered again in at least as many leaves … Hopefully we don't get a big snow before December so we can bag those too.

I cashed out for a $100 cash from YouGov a few days ago. (surveys) I also cashed out for a $25 Walmart card from ReceiptPal this last week. I'm getting close to the $40 mark in ReceiptHog. I should be able to cash out for $20 from iBotta soon too. In Swagbucks, I've cashed out for over $125 this past month. If my cruise credit ever credits, that will be another $100 or so.

I bought an OXO salad chopper so I can do my own chopped salads. I have been buying the 24oz pkg which includes salad dressing and toppings. I toss the dressing, and the salad barely makes 5 decent servings. So … am hoping to if not save money by going DIY, at least have less waste and bigger salads!

I'm progressing on my piano practice - most days at least 40 - 60 minutes of practice. I want to get a pedal for my keyboard so some of the songs in the easy hymn book sound right. I also need to get a midi connector so the piano app recognizes my notes. Just haven't pushed buy on any of this yet - comes out of my spending money. How badly do I want it, right? Smile

I am not progressing on my French. Somehow I lost my practice mojo. Hopefully it will come back …

DH continues to go to Cardiac Rehab and is losing weight and gaining in how much cardio he can do. We're looking into buying a treadmill for home. (used of course)

I have a couple credit card offers I'm looking at - though I'm hoping to wait to trigger them until more of DH's hospital bills come in. Only a few hundred dollars worth have been billed to us so far. With lots more to come...

Still nothing on the car accident. We're starting to wonder if no news is good news … that would be a major blessing in all of this.

8 Responses to “Not Much New”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Glad to hear DH is still on track. Craigslist should offer plenty of treadmills.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks CB. We are checking Craigslist and FB.

    I forgot to mention I am now completely done with the electric car stock. Sold at $350/share. It's kind of sad - a bit of an end of an era thing, but also a bit of a relief to be off that rollercoaster. Most of it is going to be invested in Vanguard's Total Stock Index, while some will remain in cash until I know our tax situation.

  3. Petunia100 Says:

    Oh, I'm so glad DH is doing better with his health! That was some scary business a couple of posts back.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    We bought our used treadmill from Play It Again Sports. They had a similar model to one we have found good reviews on. We had it and used it regularly for nearly two years....only sold it when we realized it was doing damage to the carpet in our rental home!

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    That's great about piano practice! I hadn't really worked on learning an instrument for decades until I picked up guitar this year, and now I find it hard to imagine my days without it. There's something so satisfying about making music -- even on days when I don't make any progress and feel frustrated or impatient.

  6. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am glad your DH is doing better and is on a better track!

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Too bad you don't live anywhere near me. We have a great treadmill we haven't used in years due to space issues and my knees.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Glad DH is making progress.

    Hope the salad chopper is a success.

    Good job on the piano practice!

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