After 40 some days of rain around here

Posted by infadmin on October 27, 2016 (Comments Closed)

we are having garden troubles too, however, I am buying the produce on sale ( even frozen veggies at the supermarket) and dehydrating them or canning…. Frozen corn was less then a dollar for a huge bag last week so I plunked 3 lbs worth in the dehydrator, chicken was .99 a pound for breast.. I know have 7 quarts canned and looking pretty on the shelf along with green beans from an old timey farmer who knows a bunch more about growing stringbeans then I do in a monsoon!

This week seemed to just fly by

Posted by infadmin on October 14, 2016 (Comments Closed)

I was busy working on various projects around here and lost track of time more than once. Week #3 of food storage meals went well. The family is really getting into it. They have been liking the variety of meals I’ve been coming up with. On Saturday I decided it was a junk food smorgasbord night. We have a junk food night about once a month. Generally I purchase bags of frozen things like pizza rolls, mozzarella sticks and such and then we pig out. This is our alternative to eating out right now.

Saturday’s event was a little different. I had several bits and pieces of bags of commercially made items, so I pulled out the deep fat fryer (uh oh hips look out for that meal) and started emptying the freezer of all the bits and pieces. We ended up with chicken nuggets, fish sticks, fried green beans, French Fries, and onion rings to go with leftover veggies from the fridge. It was good, but we all needed an anti-acid before daybreak. LOL!

I actually had an alternative motive when I planned that meal. It was one way to “clear clutter” and see what real food we still had in there to go with the preserved foods to continue to stretch the grocery dollars into the BB bill instead of filling the cupboards. I was VERY pleased with the result and what I found. We will be strictly on food storage quite awhile longer!
I only managed to eek out $25 extra go onto BB this last week, but considering the actual budget showed we would have a major shortfall and we came up with enough “extra” to pay that $25 I’m pretty proud.

I’ve also decided I am turning into a weirdo. Seriously. I get a notice in my email that my cc statement is available and I rush to look at it and smile. How weird is that? I compare the accounts to what the snowball chart shows the balance should be, then smile when I see it is lower because of the interest I saved by paying early in the billing period. What’s bad is it doesn’t take much to get that smile. Last week the showed interest savings on bb was a mere $.02. Dumb huh? But it put a huge smile on my face. Well that and knowing I had knocked actually knocked 3 months of interest at $30+ 0ff the entire bill.

I get the mortgage bill, I immediately look at the new balance (and compare it) then look at how much of our monthly payment is now going against the principle. I’m up to nearly $900 per month of it going on there. That is so exciting to me. Yep, I’m definitely turning into a weirdo!

So far we are on schedule for our debt payoff countdown. That’s pretty exciting to me too. I keep rushing it though, I’m making payments as little as $5 dollars whenever I can on the BB since they compound daily and get excited about that $5. Weirdo, I’m telling you.

I did a single mystery shop this week. I’ve been turning a lot of them down due to distance, the heat, and time, but they called and begged me to drive 8 miles, look at a new truck and file a report. Not a hard or long job, but I didn’t want to do it due to heat and dh not feeling well. Until they offered me a $15 bonus on top of the decent fee the job was already listed at. Dh said “do it, “ so we did. Decided afterwards we are still in love with our truck we already have. It’s paid for. LOL!

I’m about to declare the garden a loss and start over with possible fall crops. Between first the very late frosts and the immediate heat I didn’t get near what I wanted planted and the wild critters are getting most of it. So I’m looking at digging everything out with the hoe and starting some fall stuff. We’ll see how it goes. I have so many irons in the fire it might not happen. Oh well if times get tough we’ve got an abundance of well fed rabbits and squirrels we could eat. LOL!

Today will be a sort of no progress day because dh still isn’t feeling well so I convinced him into staying home and going to the doctor today. With him underfoot on a Monday my schedule is slightly off. Then the appointment for the doctor is in the middle of the day, so there goes Monday.

Interest rates

Posted by infadmin on September 26, 2016 (Comments Closed)

It depends on what your balance is now, what your rate is currently, and how long you plan to be in the house. Right now according to DetroitHarmonie Inc., best bad credit payday loans in Detroit 30-year fixed mortgages average 4.48%, and 15-year fixed average 3.5%. So, say your closing costs are $3000, and refinancing will save you $1000 per year. Then your ‘break-even’ point is 3 years, and you’re ahead of the game after that. But if you plan to move before you’d break even, it wouldn’t be worthwhile to re-fi…
You can always try to contact some specialist.

The Aldi toilet paper that is comparable to the CVS

Posted by infadmin on September 19, 2016 (Comments Closed)

1000-sheet toilet paper is $2.49 for 4 rolls, so $5.49 for 12 rolls is a great price. The other double rolls are a different ply and amount, I believe. (My stock-up price for the 1000-sheet toilet paper is 50 cents per roll, and I don’t see it below that price very often.)

For me—not a stock up price

Posted by infadmin on September 17, 2016 (Comments Closed)

Aldi has 12 pack double rolls for $4.99.
Therefore, $5.49 is .50 per pack higher–than a no-sale price!
Plus–Aldis is softer than CVS brand.
I use any CVS extra care bucks I earn on things that are cheaper than what I would pay elsewhere….or to roll into the another worthwhile extra care buck deal.

FREE (?!) toilet paper at CVS starting today

Posted by infadmin on September 14, 2016 (Comments Closed)

If you did the $30/$10 proctor & gamble promo last week, you might be interested to know that CVS store brand 1000ct toilet paper, 12 pks, are on sale starting today for $5.49/12 pk. Using the CVS reward bucks, that makes 24 rolls of TP nearly FREEE!! (And you KNOW how I feel about free toilet paper!)

Even if you don’t have the reward bucks, $5.49 for a 12 pk is a pretty slamming deal !

Can’t wait to stock up, AND get rainchecks !!

If you’re following me on Twitter, you’d have known about this deal at 7am PDT!

Tell your DH that an RN friend of mine once had pleurisy

Posted by infadmin on September 2, 2016 (Comments Closed)

and she was hospitalized in her own hospital (different ward) for a few days while they got ahead of it. She said it was more painful than childbirth! She also said it gave her much greater empathy for her patients who were recovering from really painful conditions of any kind. Pain really truly can drive you batty if unaddressed. Very glad you got him to get it checked out, VERY glad it’s “only” pleurisy and not something more serious, and here’s hoping he recovers quickly.

As I mentioned in my plan

Posted by infadmin on August 11, 2016 (Comments Closed)

Report this morning dh hasn’t felt good for nearly a week. He had been getting progressively worse as time went on. Originally it was like a tight muscle near his neck on his right shoulder. By last night he was in so much pain he couldn’t even breathe deep. The pain went clear around to his right front rib cage. He had all the classic symptoms of a gall bladder attack. He would wake up from a sound sleep moaning in pain.
Ds and I badgered him until he gave in and went to the doctor today. A good check up and x rays later—it’s pleurisy. He’s now taking a VERY strong antibiotic that has a good size pain killer in it too. Tonight we both should finally get some sleep.

The Millie part? No gall bladder surgery.

Did you read through the FAQ questions on the website?

Posted by infadmin on June 21, 2016 (Comments Closed)

As a former teacher–I have to say—it looks sketchy as a college—and more like an extra-curricular activity.

What time does the school meet? Classes are Mondays and Tuesdays from 6pm-9:30pm.

What are the age requirements? You must be at least 18 years old OR a high school graduate–( In other words, any non-graduated adult will do.)

What is homework like? Students will be required to read one book a month. We will also place students on a Bible reading schedule. There will also be activation homework that is assigned during class times, following a message. For example, if the teaching is on the topic of prophecy, you may be asked to prophesy over five strangers and document your experience.

For Sharon—Are visitors welcome? Yes, upon request, we allow people to audit a class or two.

In my personal opinion—this looks like it definitely would not have anything to do with future job prospects (unless going on to teach this sort of thing yourself).

And, it definitely is not going to be an accredited type of college that anybody is going to recognize as an accomplishment.

If someone had the extra money and time and was interested in this just for fun–I would say go for it. Otherwise—run far and fast away!

Again, just my opinion—not trying to offend anyone.

Thank you so much for this

Posted by infadmin on May 27, 2016 (Comments Closed)

I’ve relayed all the below, and I look forward to reading whatever you care to report after touring the facility. Interesting stuff. That, plus our recent conversation about public educational philosophies and prepping for college vs vo-tech vs other life pursuits, has me really stretching my definition of the word “schooling”.

I didn’t take it that way

Posted by infadmin on March 17, 2016 (Comments Closed)

I took it as “it’s not a cult pe se just like Mormanism, 7th Day Adventists, etc aren’t cults per se, but that anyone can turn any otherwise average group or activity into a brain-eating obsession.”
My step-brother is actually prone to this – every activity he gets involved with, becomes an obsession. Right now, his health club is his obsession. He seriously spends 4hrs a day there working out, before/after work. Sure, he’s got a lean mean body, but dang there’s more to life than lifting weights. Yet his personality apparently needs some kind of habit like that to latch onto. He is a recovering alcoholic, and his health club membership has taken the place of his binge drinking. So the family’s pretty happy with that trade. But the point was well made – anyone can turn a normal activity into an obsession, such that someone looking in from the outside in would think it could be a cult. But I don’t think she meant that those other well-established religions were de facto cults just on their own. It’s how people treat their involvement in them. At least that’s what I hope she meant.

There’s one of those in our neck of the woods too (Redding, California)

Posted by infadmin on February 16, 2016 (Comments Closed)

It’s affiliated with Bethel church which my sister went to for awhile. Not my cup of tea – speaking in tongues, rolling around in the aisles, etc. She should assume that it’s not going to be a real education – the units won’t be transferable to any recognized college, pretty much 99.99% of future employers would ignore it if it was under the education part of a resume, etc. I don’t believe it’s any more of a cult than many other religions – Mormans, Seventh Day Adventists, etc. Anyone can throw themselves into it 100%, others do the Sunday thing and they’re good.

If it were my kid, I wouldn’t support this financially period. I would also strongly encourage them to speak to other ‘graduates’ to see what value this has added to their lives and whether they would do it again.

Good evening everyone

Posted by infadmin on December 23, 2015 (Comments Closed)

A mom on another blog has asked a question about a school in the Atlanta area. Her son is interested in attending a place called the “Bethel Academy of Supernatural Ministry”, which he’s calling a school. She has heard that this school is actually something of a cult. But she doesn’t live in that area and she’s having some difficulty determining if it’s a real school or not. Has anyone in the Atlanta area heard of this place, or anything about it (good, bad or otherwise)??? This gal is hoping to hear about it from someone other than her very-motivated-to-attend son. Thanks all. I know this is an odd request, but I figured I’d at least try and ask for some feedback.