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Oh Goodie!.....

July 22nd, 2008 at 09:01 am

They just sent me an email that the big library that has the book sale I go to in the spring is having another sale this fall. I'm in a dilemna. First, I only budget for the spring one. Second, I really need to continue culling out books. The good thing is that I like to browse and find hardbacks for Dad. They are only a dollar, and since his diagnosis with macular degeneration, I've tried to find inexpensive hardbacks to send to him for reading. He really loves to read. And, the hardbacks are easier because of the larger pages and print. I know I probably won't be able to resist going. At least the first day. I'll use anything for an excuse to buy books, won't I?

Trying to get all the bills in a pay as they come in situation means that I'm paying some of them twice this month. It will make a mess of my budget sheet, but it will all work out by next month.

The medical stuff continues. DD is going to the dentist today for a mouthguard. If this works, then the medical issues should slow down some. The only other thing that we have to adjust to then would be the extra doc visits we both have to make for the ADD meds. And, I have to travel to the next town to get my prescription from the receptionist once a month. Seems that they can only write it for a month at a time. Unless, I go to three month mail order, but the insurance says it will only send one month at a time and you have to order each month. But this saves you one co-pay every three months. Since this med is not generic, then that would save almost 150 a year plus gasoline. However, I am a bit concerned about medicine being in transit and us being on the road out of town for a hurricane and gone for three weeks again. It would be a mess. I think I'll wait til our season subsides a little around October. Try for the three months through the end of the year. Meanwhile, I still have to go every three months now instead of every six months to see the doc. Additional co-pays. It is worth it. And, I'll just have to make a day of it when I go. Take some books to the used bookstore or something.

I'm back to buying groceries again since I've almost cleared out everything from the freezer. I found some ground turkey in there that I'm going to make into something today. But, I think our grocery budget will be going up a bit. We've been cutting down on portions, too. I need to lose ten pounds, and Hubby needs to lost twenty. It is so frustrating that he loses weight so easily. Sigh.

I've pulled the credit card files that I am targeting back out of the evacuation box. I'm not going to let myself off the hook. I need to keep on working on them.
If nothing else, getting rid of all the debt should make my box a whole lot lighter. Not to mention my stress load....

6 Responses to “Oh Goodie!.....”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Enjoy the book sale. $1 books for your dad sound very reasonable.

    Unfortunately, men always lose weight faster than women.

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    DH takes meds for ADD and it's a pain having to get the prescription once a month. Oh well, I think it helps some aspects of his life. He still hasn't found complete help for this.

  3. JanH Says:

    Dmontgrey: He might be a bit bipolar, too. I found out that my ADD was piggybacking on a mild bipolar disorder. Confused the symptoms of both at times.

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    I've wondered that at times as I have a coworker whose husband is ADD/Bipolar. Things are MUCH better since he stopped taking the anti-anxiety drug he was taking. Ooh, that was NOT PRETTY!! It concerns me trying anything else at the moment. Just trying to get through each day these days, between DH and his issues, and my mom and her cancer. Bleah...

    But... today is DH's bday, so we'll go celebrate! Smile How else? Frugal dinner at home. Big Grin

  5. JanH Says:

    Wow, you guys do have a lot going on. Hope your family has a great time celebrating your DH's birthday today! And thoughts go out to your mom, too.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:


    Could you maybe use half of the money you've already budgeted for the Spring sale for the Fall sale? That way you can take advantage of both.

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