Monday, October 29, 2007

and there was much rejoicing...

No, I didn't get a car. I just got the news that the most recent one I heard about is about $2-3K out of my range. (But it was nice of my friend to ask his dad about it for me...)

The rejoicing is about my new (not just new to me, but actually new) VCR/DVD player combo that works! I had to get a RF modulator at Radio Shack and then I had to CALL Radio Shack for instructions on how to make it work, but hey, it works now!

I'm ready for a nap, dinner, or something...

Oh, and NH Sally and I looked at my budget. Tight times are here. It's not pretty, but I have to cut out stuff so that I can squeeze in a car payment. (Meanwhile, I need to find TIME to look for one...)

I think it must be time for Veggie Taa-a-aa-a-aa-a-aa-a-ales! (NH Sally lent me the one with Esther.)


Am watching Monsters Inc. How I adore that movie!!


KitchenKiki said...

If you want hints on eating on a budget, let me know.

Of course, my hints require cooking.

I'll try to think of something else.

As for the phone, do you need long distance on the home phone as well as the cell? Do you have the right amount of cell minutes for your usage? Do you have a plan that lets you call family for "free" (i.e. included in your plan)

Is cable a "must have" or can you survive on antenna & dvds?
(For us, we just stopped watching TV all together. I miss food network, but the couple TV shows I watch ((Ugly Betty & My Name is Earl)) I can watch online.)
If you don't want to go entirely without, can you get a basic package that is less expensive?

I'll try to think of other things that are easy to cut pennies on.

Good Luck!

Sarah Louise said...

I'm all for cooking.

I call the fam and most long dist on the cell.

I have no cable. I get four channels if I'm lucky.

Send me your quick recipes.


KitchenKiki said...

oy, now I have to think of cheap & easy recipes.

You'll have to send me a list of likes & dislikes.

I made turkey meatloaf that was pretty good & got 6 meals out of it. (3 of us at dinner, 2 meatloaf sandwiches & a leftover dinner). Unfortunately the mashed potatoes don't last in my house.