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Back To School

August 18th, 2011 at 01:36 am

My daughters are back to school. We kept spending on clothes to a minimum with needs only. Unfortunately, for one daughter that meant new capris since she put holes in each pair she owned over the summer. We bought the basic supplies and supplemented some with used items from last year.

Today the girls visited the eye doctor. Eye exams were covered by our insurance. Only have purchased one pair so JCPenny's for about $99. The other pair is likely to be purchased from Target. They have a maybe that pair won't be too much more. Finger's crossed.

School pictures are coming up. Getting ready to dole out some money for those. These are really the only professional photographs I have of my kids, so I try to keep the cost in perspective and buy a pretty basic package each year. I think the pictures turn out pretty good.

My ice maker part is not yet in, or I haven't been called yet at least. Since the leaking part outside of the refrigerator seems to have stopped, I'm not so worried about how quickly I get the repair for the ice maker done. I should just go to making my own cubes. I did order the part, or authorized it, so I feel obligated to follow through. I'm just second guessing my need for the part, if I can just make my own cubes.

That's the financial news from here. Just trying to keep spending to a minimum. And it is working pretty well.

2 Responses to “Back To School”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I cheated when my kids were in school...I let them get the 'school' pic taken, but then I took them to Walmart for the pics I would buy. Those were much cheaper, and we got to pic out the shot we liked best. Not sure if thats an option anymore or not, but with four kids in school, it saved me a bundle!!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    I don't even buy the pics - it's easy because they are so crappy. These days it is so easy do DIY.

    (Of course - besides the pictures being crappy - I complete boycott their evil sales tactics - so I have more issue than just paying for a few pictures).

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