This is the final Friday of September and the new month of October begins on Sunday. I’ve had my October budget set for a couple of weeks now, but did do some tweaking with it this week.
It’s still warm enough that we need to run the air conditioning at times, but during the night we use the eco feature, so it doesn’t run all night long when we don’t need it. The electric bill has already come down a great deal since the highest month in July and every little bit helps us to save money.
My Monday garbage man did not show up this week, so I texted him, but have not gotten a response yet. I pay him $35 per month and he usually no shows about once per month. I have a back up garbage man that I use on Saturdays, so that is not an issue.
We don’t produce a lot of garbage, but we live in the humid south and I need our garbage taken off regularly to avoid any bug issues and/or wild animals getting into it. (We have garbage can lids with bear claw holes in them.) This is something that is important to me and I will pay up for this service.
Now I’m looking for another back up garbage man now as I no longer trust my Monday guy to show up when he is scheduled. Since I need knee replacement surgery, it’s important for me to have reliable garbage service because I can no longer do this by myself.
I had errands to run in town on Tuesday & Wednesday this week, so I took advantage of being in town and went to the grocery store for a few items we were out of recently.
I had a wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday and thought I might want to use my free GrubHub membership to order dinner. But after a nap, I felt well enough to make dinner here instead, saving that eating out money for another time.
Joy of the Week
My cousin Jonathan asked me recently for a photo of our uncle when he was in the military service. Jon wants to join the American Legion and needed a family member who has served our country. This led me down a rabbit hole of ancestry that was a real joy to me this week. My Dad and I even found photos that even he had never seen. Good times!
Photo of the Week
My great grandfather, Milledge David Davis, born July 13, 1896, died October 18, 1984. Photo is from 1917 when was was a corporal in the United States Army during World War 1.
Question of the Week
Do you use the Shopkick app?
Shopkick let’s you earn points called kicks for things like watching videos, or scrolling through short advertisements and walking in and scanning items in the stores. Then you can trade your kicks in for gift cards to retail stores or even PayPal cash.
If you’re interested and sign up using my code WIN526035 here and earn 10 kicks (easy to do) in 14 days we will both get 500 kicks. How neat is that?
I bought a few groceries on Tuesday, so I couldn’t avoid any spending this week. I bought cheese, cottage cheese, onions, and sour cream. I spent the last $14 of my September grocery budget on these items.