First off Bandit is doing well. He's very excited to be going to see the condo with us. We'll be driving down in about a month to sign off on the renovations, take delivery of the furniture and do some decorating. He's already got his crate packed, selected the toys he wants to bring down and has informed his Dads as to the selection of music on the Sirius. He's partial to dance music which works well for we'll need it to stay awake.
The condo. The other day I talked to the contractor. Everything is moving along on schedule. This week she's going to finish up the tile in the kitchen and schedule the carpets to be put down. Everything should be done by the time we head down. We finally found a dining room light that we liked. I need to email her the SKU and model so she can pick it up this week with the other lights at Lowe's.
|Tile Work Zone|
|"Look! No more mirrors!"|
Chris has changed his schedule to be four ten hour days (instead of five eights). He likes it better. He gets to have Wednesdays off to catch up on things and it helps me out by not having to run home for Bandit one extra day. It also frees up our Saturdays a bit; we have more time (to do yard work).
|My Crabgrass Garden|
Coupons! I'm still in my coupon craze. I schedule one day a week to make my rounds at the drug stores (CVS, Walgreens and RiteAid) to pick up the free deals. Yesterday I got freeze gel for my back (still hasn't been right since last fall) and 3 bottles of hand sanitizer for free at RiteAid. I got over $50 of toiletries and groceries at Walgreens for $4.98 which doesn't include the $8.00 in rewards I got back to spend next time - so technically made money on that trip. CVS wasn't as profitable but some stuff we needed just wasn't one sale. That trip cost me $57 but was over $100 worth of stuff. Then again I got $21 in back rewards to spend next time so actually a lot better than I thought.
|Free Stuff Shelf is Getting Full|
I finally finished Jonathan Franzen's Freedom. It only took me four months! It was good but I got hung up in the middle. I'm now reading Armistead Maupin's Micheal Tolliver Lives which I'm loving. I just love Maupin's style. I'm already half way through it and just started it last week.
Well that's about it. Chris' alarm just went off which is my cue that it's I should get ready to get ready.
Over and out...