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20.00 challenge

February 18th, 2007 at 08:20 pm

I bought the power fusion razor with a coupon.I also bought clearance lipstick. Cvs gave me my money back so add 12.99 to my challenge.I held a coupon club meeting for some of the moms.I explained how they could could spend 50.00 at cvs & get it all back plus 11.00 extra cvs bucks.They looked like deer in headlights, I hope I explained it properly.The next meeting Im going to attempt to explain walgreens.

laundry lady

February 18th, 2007 at 08:13 pm

So when ever we go back home we have a cabin we stay at. We dont have a washer dryer there so I take all our clothes to the laundry.I go to this one on a MAJOR road. It in between a Wachovia bank & a car dealership.The lady there owns the propery.Way In the back is a real nice garage.The laundrylady owns the property, the building etc.So I ask her why dont she sell & retire & she says then what would I do? Good point. Most of her machines no longer work & she has to hit them at certain places to get them to come on. Anyway I noticed everytime I go she has clothes dirty & clean out the whazo.She does laundry for people who dont want to do ther own. She charges .80 cents a pound.There are very few places that have this service & most charge 1.00-1.25 a pound. So were talking & I ask her whats the least amount of clothes you clean in aweek? She says the slowest week would be 1,000 pounds! 1,000 Pounds. Great goobly goo!
So shes pulling down at least 800.00 dollars aweek!can you believe it. Great business.By the way she said put a small amount of amonia in your wash & it wont fade your clothes but it will help get out stains.

fixing up rental

February 18th, 2007 at 07:55 pm

So we went to fix up our rental.New paint, new carpet every 2-3 years.I picked out all white for the bedrooms & hall. An a neutral sagey green for the den . The kitchen & dr or wallpapered.
I have one bathroom that has ugly white with beige splashes on it.I wanted so bad to try the tile paint I saw them use on hgtv. but it takes 4 days to dry & I didnt have the time.We cleaned out all the windows & sills cleaned all the kitchen cabinets & built ins.We are paying someone to patch the drywall & paint. Its costing a thousand dollars.But hes painting 7 rooms, 1 hall & all trim & moulding.Also painting all doors.So I consider it a good deal.
The renters left a mess in the yard.Which my husband called & left them a ugly message--- so they came & cleaned up most of it. They left a boat on a trailer.Asmaller trailer full of junk. A meduim size empty trailer. a out of commisson air compressor. A old dryer, a old toilet, a head board, set of box springs & mattress, a computer desk. A trampoline, & lots of other weird things.
We took the kids fishing (teaching frugal skills)my youngest 6 caught ahuge fish, he was so happy.The kids worked really hard helping clean.They are getting good at measuring spaces.I also taught the girls how the cost is different in the state we were in because the taxes are higher were we live.

Updating on update on dream house

February 18th, 2007 at 07:35 pm

Hi so we figured out we could get the loan.But it would take a good deal of work because we were going out of town in five days and it had to be secured before we left.So I decided to let the house go.The location was the only thing that wasnt right.I assume they sold it since they only had two weeks.Someone got a good deal.We just got back in town today.