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    Feb. Frugal and Yes it is Feb already!

    Here we go Feb. 3rd.....I know I need to save even more!
    My basement sprung a leak in the last heavy rainfall.
    Yes, heavy rainfall in Jan in South west Ontario...aarrrgh!

    --Of course I would have more money if my freezer etc had less
    food. So serious eating down for the whole month.
    --pot of soup made
    --Just read Costco coupons for the week and decided there is
    nothing I need or want.
    --Have done my spreadsheets for the 1st of the month and I did
    really well with spending in Jan.
    --got one quote on basement leak and will get another.
    --bus fare have gone up so I took old tickets and got them exchanged
    and paid the difference. Not a savings but, didn't just throw them away.
    Some people do! And, learnt they are now carrying Seniors tickets again.
    So a savings there.
    That is all for now.

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    Decided to skip a political event because although I was offered a free ticket I would have to pay $20 for parking.

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    Instead of going to the store to buy something for breakfasts (we're out), I ate a protein bar for "brunch". It will hold me until dinner time.

    I have a date with a girlfriend tomorrow afternoon. I'll get a bit of food then for the rest of the week. We don't need much as the freezer still contains plenty of options.

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    I have been sick with a reduced appetite so I did not go for groceries this week. There is enough food around the house already, and one less chore to do when I am draggy.

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    Feb 4th
    --volunteered and brought tea, lunch and snacks
    --my fridge is so clean and cleaned out I can see every last thing in there.
    --Been in the house a lot and doing some decluttering and sewing
    but, not spending...yeah
    --Dd did order me online (some techy thing Dgs wants for his birthday) and she
    got a great price and used and extra app to get extra 5% back.
    --did surveys for $2.00
    That is all for now

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    We will be doing much eating at home, from the pantry, freezer and box of garden winter squash. Tonight will be spaghetti squash with garden ratatouille and precooked Italian sausage/ground turkey from the freezer. I will make enough so that hubster has lunch for Thursday/Friday. Hubster's temporary office location has a healthy/low cost cafeteria breakfast. They are moving out on Saturday so he wants to buy breakfast Th/Fri. He'll enjoy that. Then Sunday I'll bake him a breakfast casserole for next week. And there is always Greek yogurt and frozen blueberries for a break.

    I had a lovely relaxing 4h lunch/cocktails yesterday with a GF. We had a wonderful time catching up and talking about this coming years events in both our lives. On the occasion I have cocktails, I like quality liquor so I'm never surprised by the tab. We haven't been out in 2 months and she never has that kind of time so it was super awesome and worth every penny of the $70. I tipped generously as we held the table so long. I'm not a shopper/consumer so I'd guess that 80% of my pocket cash goes to enjoying food/cocktails with GFs. Make memories, right?

    I got 1 yard of patriotic fabric at the thrift store yesterday for $1.99. It will go into a quilt to donate at charity group for the VA home in July.

    Above said girlfriend loves warm weather and flip flops. At same thrift store I found 2 new/wrapped sticky note pads that are flipflop themed. I will include those in her May birthday gift (we don't generally exchange but these are special). I will also be making her a large flipflop pillow out of some flipflop batik fabric I acquired years ago. I have everything needed to make it!

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    G, it’s so fun to have long lunches. A few weeks ago my friend and I went to a Mexican restaurant and had a margarita. Then we went to her house and spent the afternoon playing games and drinking margaritas in her hot tub. Perfect day!

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    I did not go to the doctor when I was sick and pretty miserable. I am on the mend now. Savings probably $200 to $400 as I do not have any of my deductible met.

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    Glad you are feeling better, Yppej.

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    Still eating from last year's garden from the freezer.

    Cut out a trip to town by combining errors which save 2 gallons of gas.

    Husband returned boots to LL Bean from Christmas gift and will get gift card back.

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