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New Carpet

February 27th, 2007 at 03:57 pm

DH and I decided back in October or November that we would spend our tax refund on carpets for the bedrooms. We went to 3 different stores to compare and Home Depot was the best. ($2,000 for 720 sq. ft of carpet). We held off on ordering for 2 weeks because it is difficult to get to the store together working opposite shifts. When they entered all the information in the computer, one of the salespeople remembered a meeting they had a few days before about a new promotion not yet being advertised....free padding and 10% off the carpet...brought the total to $1,300!!!! Sooooo glad we waited. Big Grin
They are coming Thursday and Friday to do the installation.

A Bit more for the Challenge

February 21st, 2007 at 04:39 pm

I got a $5 check from Pinecone today.

Old total = $1357
New total = $1362

Challenge Update

February 20th, 2007 at 02:25 pm

DH sold another bike for $600 last night, and when I got to work today I found out that I won the numbers pool for $60. Its all going to the challenge.

Old total = $697
New total = $1357

$20 for the Challenge

February 13th, 2007 at 03:21 pm

Received $20 payment from Lightspeed today.

Old total = $677
New total = $697

Stress & Challenge Update

February 12th, 2007 at 01:18 pm

Two more survey checks to add to the challenge.
$5 from Survey Spot
$5 from Your2Cents

Old Total = $667
New Total $677

I also received 2 coupons for a free item (up to $3.50) in the mail from Kraft/Nabisco because I sent them an email telling them about a package of Oreo cookies that I purchased were all broken. Not sure if I should all this to the challenge or not.

I've had a very hard time concentrating on anything for the past few days. My father is having bypass surgery on Wednesday...it is the last chance to save his leg, so we are all very worried about how it is going to turn out. This will be his 3rd bypass in 4 years. The last one was last November. I haven't seen him since DS's birtday in October because they live in MN. I really want to visit, but a crowded plane and a 16 month old who won't sit still for more than 5 minutes do not mix.

I don't know how other people travel with small children. A 30 minute car ride practically kills DS.

$20 Challenge

February 9th, 2007 at 12:21 pm

Another $5 check from Pinecone came in the mail yesterday. Adding it to the challenge.

Old Total = $662
New Total = $667

Stuffed Mail Box

February 6th, 2007 at 05:30 am

Wow, did I have a good mail day!!

Four products to test (soup, shampoo, conditioner and body wash). I will get paid $5 when I complete one of the test, but the others are unpaid (I get to keep the products, though).

There was also a $5 check from Pinecone to be added to the Challenge!

Old total = $657
New total = $662

I Will Have to Change My SA Name.....

February 5th, 2007 at 04:56 pm

It's official...DS will be a big brother in October!!!! I took an at home test at 5:30 a.m this morning so DH would know before he left for work!!!

I was almost 100% positive about two weeks ago when I took DS out of his crib and had to put him right back because I felt like I was going to pass out...team that with the total exhaustion and slight nausea I have felt for a week, and there you have it. Big Grin

DH and I are so excited...just as excited as we were when we found out about our first!! What an amazing blessing little ones are. Smile