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February 13th, 2006 at 10:18 am

Still haven't heard from the massage lady. Her phone is not accepting voicemails anymore either. Strange. I guess that will save me $80 this month if she doesn't call or show up. Hear that noise? It's my back muscles screaming in protest.

I have $61.14 left in my groceries/eating out/Target money for this month. It would be so great if I could hit that goal and not go over!

I have driven to work three times this month already. It will be hard to stick to the goal of four times, but I am trying. I sprinted to the bus this morning and made it. Bus culture is such an interesting thing. I always have entertaining stories after riding them.

Still wishy-washy about the car thing. Should I fix mine? Should I look for a new one? I'm sure SO and my FIL would help me look. It's such a daunting task for me, and I can't figure out why. Maybe because my parents only went car shopping once, for me. All the rest of their cars came from relatives or friends. I hate being around salespeople because I always wonder if they are trying to pull a fast one.

My sister is doing a charity event so she asked me to donate. Not in my budget, but I am going to contribute anyway to support her. I should also start contributing to other things (NPR, my former employer, NARAL, wildlife conservation organizations, breast cancer research, etcetcetc) but I'm not there yet. I suppose even an occasional contribution would make a difference, though.

Looking forward to this week - nothing is planned whatsoever until Saturday night.

2 Responses to “productive member of society”

  1. contrary1 Says:

    remember, if you can't donate cash, most organizations will welcome assistance of any kind. Pick one that has an office close to you.......get on their mailing list. Volunteer opportunities will be posted.
    We've done mass mailings, the local diabetes society will drop the pieces off to me, we do it and then return the finished, ready to mail packets to their office. Fun for the kids...........they get a T shirt & their names in the newsletter. We get to help, no cash..........other than my gas & we group this with other have-to sorts of errands anyway.

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    You can get so much info on new and used cars online from edmunds.com that you'll really have a good idea of what a fair price for the car with certain options would be. Also, check out the dealer's website, or call and ask if they have an "internet manager". This person will quote you a price online or over the phone - usually for a few hundred above invoice (depending on the car). They don't make as high a commission, but they also do practically no work. By asking for an online quote you can take your time and make sure it's a fair price. Good luck.

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