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April 17th, 2017 at 07:55 pm

*Won round 3 of Dietbet - will find out payout Wednesday

* DH *finally* has a truck. We drove to Topeka, KS on Sunday and bought a 1996 Nisssan truck with 179k miles for $1150. It runs well, and the body is in semi decent shape.

*While on our way back, I came this ** close to hitting a 5 year old little boy who ran out in front of my car from two parked cars at a gas station. I was very wide awake and shaking the next 90 minutes of the drive home.

*We may be taking the truck to CA - and while there we may be bringing back the family piano. It's always been slated as mine, but I haven't had anywhere to put it or anyway to get it. Now I have both - possibly.

*I'm LOVING my new computer. (well, mostly ... when I first set up the Internet on it I set it up on WiFi - that was excruciatingly slow. Now I have it hardwired in to my router, but haven't been able to figure out how to change the configuration.)

* I put in TWO applications for other jobs that have nothing to do with cash = and are with the city. And would be nice pay raises.

*The last few weeks I have been binge watching "Reign" on Netflix .... Finally finished the last episode Sunday morning.

*We leave for our California trip Thursday morning. Our first stop will be Denver, CO area where we'll be eating at a pizza place DH fondly remembers - BeauxJo's (sp?). Then our next stop will be near Zion Forrest in Utah, where we'll spend some time exploring. Then a buffet DH found near Las Vegas, and finally our final destination - Loma Linda.

DH wants to do some pier fishing on the ocean, and perhaps a boat fishing trip. Also wants to visit some aquarium he found there. My main reason for the trip is to visit family ... so I don't really care WHAT we do. Smile

*It turns out this wasn't a really good time for me to leave for a week and a half at work ... It's actually starting to get busy. Oh well ... I desperately need 7 days away from it all.

*I had two $15 off $15 Lane Bryant coupons sent in the mail. I used one to buy a t-shirt, and one to buy 3 pairs of socks. The t-shirt cost $5 after coupon, and the socks cost $8 after coupon. Hopefully the socks will be better quality than a 9 pack from Walmart for about the same price. Smile

While at the mall, I got a few deals from JC Penny's - 2 sweaters and a turtleneck for $13. For next winter. Smile

What I really was hoping to find was jeans or dress pants. Sigh.

Okay, that's about it I think. When I get back from the trip I'm really going to try to be better about posting (and reading)

10 Responses to “Updates”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    That always seems to happen with work and vacations -- it gears up after I've already committed to a trip. They will cope; you enjoy yourself! Glad to hear you're applying for other jobs and seeing what's out there. No job is perfect but it seems like there's room for improvement in your work situation. Fingers crossed!

  2. Laura S. Says:

    Enjoy the trip!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Glad you're loving the new computer! Enjoy your trip Smile.

  4. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    I love Reign. I'm finally caught up on this season. I'm bummed that this is the last season.

    I hope you enjoy your vacation!

  5. kashi Says:

    Congrats on winning dietbet, and hopefully getting your family piano! That's exciting. I hope you get interviews for those jobs! Enjoy your vacation, you deserve it.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I watched Reign for a while, but finally got too frustrated with the way it mishandled history. Yeah, I know they weren't trying to be accurate, but I'm kind of a history buff, so I wish they would just let a good story be, instead of turning it into something ridiculous!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks Ceejay!I just hope my boss understands - she makes it hard to leave.

    Thanks Laura and VS!

    Debt free - Was season 3 really the last one? Boo!

    Thanks Kashi! I hope I can come back with a better attitude./pov

    CB - I've read a lot of fiction in that time period, but am not immersed enough in the facts to know how off base it may be. I really like the first two seasons, but season 3 seemed to be stretching a lot. Plus the lovemaking scene in *every* episode ... But by the end of season 3 I was looking forward to more. Frown

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    Have a great trip!

  9. Dido Says:

    Have a great vacation! And congrats on the Dietbet win!

  10. rob62521 Says:

    Yay on winning the Dietbet round 3! Awesome!

    Hope you have an enjoyable time away.

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