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Starting September *Smiling*

September 2nd, 2012 at 12:20 am

My MIL is visiting until tomorrow. So far the visit has been very pleasant and low-key. Smile

This morning we went to a neighboring town and walked through the main street shops. I bought a birthday gift and card for our neighbor's son for $7. DD and DS are in the bouncy house at his party right now.
I bought two board books on sale for DS for $8.
I bought a pair of handmade copper hoop earrings for myself for $27. Which I thought was a very good price when compared to similar pieces in the same store, made by other artists/jewelers, were priced at $48 and $56.
And, I treated all of us to ice cream (the place that makes all it's own flavors) for $13.

Looking back in Quicken at August we spent $830 in groceries. My goal for September is to be as low-spend as possible in every category, but especially to work on the food spending. Our pantry and fridge are very full, so I do have something to show for that spending at least. September, October and November are usually pretty good as we settle into the school routine and just stick close to home.

Speaking of sticking close to home; how's the gas prices in your area? Ours have shot up. Like $.50/gal in the past three weeks. When I fueled up a few days ago it was $4.09/gal. Blah!!!

4 Responses to “Starting September *Smiling*”

  1. PNW Mom Says:

    Sounds like a lovely day! Gas in our area is anywhere from the high 3.90's to the highest I've seen it at $4.09.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    When I did my 2nd fill up in August, gas was around $3.39 - yesterday when I filled up, it was $3.55. I should have filled up at half a tank - it was still at $3.39 then. Oh well.

  3. Jerry Says:

    Gas prices are only the tip of the iceberg, of course, because they lead other prices up as well. For comparison, we are in the middle of moving to Switzerland and the current price for a gallon of gas is about $7.60/gallon. (Thank goodness they have some insurance of reliable trains, because honestly!!!)
    Jerry

  4. patientsaver Says:

    the cheapest you can find here in western Connecticut is about $3.96 and I've seen a number of stations that are over $4, up to about $4.10.

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