Been Away - just checking in again

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Been Away - just checking in again
Mon, 08-04-2003 - 3:16pm
Hi everyone,

I realized that I haven't been here in a couple of weeks - I guess the summer has just been so busy that computer time is limited...

I'm afraid to say that my summer hasn't been frugal at all. We had to buy 3 new air conditioners (because we put in new windows in the Fall - and the old units didn't fit), one of which was installed in the wall for an additional cost. We went to Maine for 2 weeks - and all I have to say is...LLBean......my kids have 3 different activities to do (total cost, about $300 for both kids so not too bad). My basement fridge is being freaky, so I don't want to keep perishables in there just in case the temp doesn't hold constant - only soda, beer and unopened juice bottles primarily now - so I can't store as much dairy and produce as before, so I have to go to the supermarket weekly now which has squashed my attempt at summer grocery exile...oh well...

I dug out my Tightwad Gazette book and have been reading, to hopefully kickstart me back on the right track again :)

Anyway, just one more month until school starts!

Gotta run, dd wants to play Rollercoaster Tycoon, lol...

Hope everyone is having a good summer - I hope to be back more in the coming weeks.

Mil