Dipping into the stupidity fund again!

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Dipping into the stupidity fund again!
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Thu, 05-28-2009 - 11:55am

I hate it when we do something stupid that costs us money.


This time it was my fault--forgot about the library books we got out for a school project.

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Thu, 05-28-2009 - 8:39pm

You have such a way with words, Sarah, lol!!!


Dipped into the same fund and for the same reason--overdue books. Got busy last week and forgot to check my account online and renew our books. $10.30 later.............sigh.............

Kelly



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Fri, 05-29-2009 - 11:49am

Congrats Sarah! Your post made an iVillageBuzz Twitter update! I just got here by following the link they posted this morning :)




 

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Fri, 05-29-2009 - 2:28pm
Been there, done that too! So I signed up for the email reminders, and it has helped some.
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Fri, 05-29-2009 - 7:02pm
What? $31? I have never heard of that kind of penalty. Our library is 25 cents a day. I bet they will lower it if you ask. Good luck and God Bless!

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Fri, 05-29-2009 - 8:23pm
Oh good golly, I didn't even know they were doing that! I don't even update my OWN twitter status.
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Fri, 05-29-2009 - 8:27pm

It's 20 cents per day, but we had a stack of about nine or ten books and they were at least two weeks overdue, plus I had $2.90 in fines that had been hanging around for a while. Seriously, DD did her report within a couple of days of getting the books and then we just forgot about them. This is the first time she's needed library books for a research report at school, so we weren't in our normal library mode, which involves lots of story books that get read every night so there's a constant physical reminder of the books being due.

I'll have to look into email reminders. That would be cool if our library does them!

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