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by MackerelCat
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check-in September 21, 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: Daily Check-in September 21, 2020

Good morning, frugal friends. I woke up about 4:30 a.m. but told myself to get over it and fell back asleep. Today I did not have to take Homeless Buddy to work and could sleep about a half hour longer. This morning I have either eight or nine students in residence here in quarantine. One may have f...
by MackerelCat
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Update on Patty
Replies: 27
Views: 1857

Re: Update on Patty

I hope Patty gets home soon and is more comfortable there. Poor sweet girl!
by MackerelCat
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check-in September 20, 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 945

Re: Daily Check-in September 20, 2020

I have been working like Suzie Homemaker on speed today: mending, cooking, doing laundry and cleaning house. The first thing I did today was to clean out and organize the fridge, little chest freezer, pantry and kitchen cupboards. Found some items that needed to be used and that set the menu for the...
by MackerelCat
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: High Grocery Prices - Are you doing things differently?
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: High Grocery Prices - Are you doing things differently?

FloridaCat, I bought a few blouses and a cardigan sweater from Swap.com, which is an online thrift store, and off eBay since the pandemic started. I replaced a pair of sneakers and a pair of sandals shopping online with good sales. I wear a hard to find size and pretty much jump on a sale when I see...
by MackerelCat
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: High Grocery Prices - Are you doing things differently?
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: High Grocery Prices - Are you doing things differently?

I have been trying to cut our grocery costs, which have gone up 30 percent during the pandemic. We are confining our shopping pretty much to one store that does a good job of enforcing mask use and does not get overcrowded. This store does issue store coupons once a month that save us around $25, an...
by MackerelCat
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check-In, Sept. 19, 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1217

Re: Daily Check-In, Sept. 19, 2020

LWolfT, there's no good time to go shopping now that I'm working.

My anxiety about COVID has gotten worse since the dorm I work in is being converted to isolation for kids who are positive. I am very careful, but I am being exposed a little every day and it's scary.