Friday, December 3, 2021

Frugal Friday and Other Happenings


It seems like it was a busy week.  Just been run and go. We went back to the appliance store on Monday when we realized that our washer was never going to come in.  Well, there didn't seem to be any hope of it for quite awhile.  Actually after talking to him we realized he really didn't know when.. so we ordered a GE and they said it would be in a week and half.  It's only coming across the state so I have hope.  We also realized our dryer is not drying as well (we  thought it was our washer not working correctly) so we had to order one of those too.  We are now broke or at least it feels that way.  LOL

We are able to do small fast loads here with out the washer smoking but when we have big stuff we end up at the laundromat. We always bring them back to dry even if it takes longer.   I do one load of delicates a week at my daughters house but I fear we would wear out her washer if we did it all. 

How people afford to go to the laundromat every week I'm not sure but listen the laundromat is always full.   I think they handle their clothes differently then we do.  We have changed our mind set too just a little bit.  I don't know if this is too much information for you guys but here it goes.  We realized right away that we could not use a new bath towel every time we showered and afford the laundromat prices.  We have been living the life of luxury I suppose.  Now we hang it over the shower bar to dry and then hang it up on the rack for next time.  We use them twice because ...listen that's my yuck limit.

I remember Mom didn't have those long bath towels I use now.  No wonder with 5 kids could you imagine the laundry she would have had to do?  I'm seriously thinking if this situation lasts any longer of cutting some of  mine in half and sewing a hem.  

You know, a lot of our towels came free in the big box of dry laundry detergent too when I was growing up.  I miss those days when they would give you stuff to buy their products.  Oh, they were not the best grade (kind of thin) but they really helped her household budget I'm sure.   

FYI:  The microwave over the stove is making funny noises now.  I'm not mentioning that to nobody because we are going to run it till it completely dies. 

Good deals:

I made hamburgers with the one pack of hamburger I bought on Flashfood and the next day I made two meatloaves with one pack of the Laura's lean hamburger and one pack of regular hamburger. I was able to freeze one meatloaf for a lazy day.  

I made a big pot of what we call soup beans (pinto beans) in the crock pot the next day and we had leftover meatloaf to go with it. Today (Friday) we will be having a breakfast meal for dinner with sausages I also bought from the Flashfood.   So you can tell I'm in love with that program.

I did some Walgreen's deals on Wednesday:   I bought three Crest mouthwashes and a bag of Meow Mix kitty litter for $6.00 total.   You can see how I did the mouthwash deal here (one cute couponer on youtube).

Prayers appreciated:

Sad happenings we've had in our state of Michigan:  First we had the explosion of houses (they still haven't found the reason) then we had the school shootings.  I just can't imagine the heartache for all those families.  Yesterday, for miles I mean miles around that area there were threats against schools.   I'd say 100 mile radius.  There is always a copycat and you never know which one is real so they have closed all the schools in that area.  It's very sad.

How did you save money last week?  


Cheryl Kimbley said...

That is a big expense on 2 new appliances. Hopefully they last a long, long time. Heavens, I always use a bath towel more than once. You are clean! A different one for the face, however.
Meals sound good.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

! We tried to go with a better grade of appliances so hopefully they will last but the expense...
Hey maybe this will be a new thing for us ...use a towel twice!
Have a great day Cheryl.

Lana said...

I have been so sorry for your area with the shootings. I am glad they got the shooter, too. Glad this one will pay the price instead of cowardly killing himself. I know that sounds harsh but what does it cost a crazy person to shoot up a public area when they plan to turn the gun on themselves? Nothing!

I'm glad you could find a washer and dryer. At this point I think we have to be happy with what is available but I am sorry you had to spend so much right at Christmas time. This whole supply chain thing is nuts! Our son bought a new Nissan for $10K 3 years ago and now the dealership has been calling him and asking to buy it back for $14K. That's all well and good but what would he drive to work?

We picked up a number of Black Friday deals just for our own use and to pad the pantries so to speak. We added a sheet set to the linen closet and plastic food storage to the kitchen which was needed as we found out when packing up Thanksgiving leftovers. Also a few deals to finish out the Christmas shopping. Half pound packages of Truly Grass fed butter were 25 cents with sale and coupons at Publix and we got six. Our favorite Krusteaz Waffle mix was BOGO so we stocked up. It seems that so many grocery items that we always bought BOGO are not going on sale that way anymore and the stores do not give rainchecks. I saw dinner rolls 2/$9 at the stores this week. The sad thing is that they will end up in the dumpster because who can afford that?

Keeping my fingers crossed for your microwave! Our fridge is making odd banging noises which I am pretending are not happening! Have a good weekend!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

They are also charging the parents ...if they can find them today.
They have till 4p.m. but apparently they are nowhere to be found.

I'll be happy with a GE for sure..wouldn't have been when we first ordered but now just give me a washer and dryer. LOL. They have offered my daughter a lot for her car too but what would she do too?
About that odd banging noises from your fridge. Maybe it will stop on it's own! That's all we can ask for!
Great deals on Black Friday...I love Krusteaz mixes..have you ever tried the cornbread mix? Soo good. Good deals to stock up on. Daughter said she saw a bag of potato chips for $8.00. Listen potato chips are not that good.
Have a good weekend too!

Lana said...

That cornbread mix is delicious as is everything from Krusteaz in our opinion!

Little Penpen said...

We had to purchase a new refrigerator during the summer. The sales people were honest and said they were not getting in new appliances and didn’t know when they would. I settled for one I didn’t really want, but it’s new and serves the purpose. 😏 I’ve been watching the news about the shooting. So sad.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I've come to realize this too Little Penpen we just need good working appliances.
The arrested the parents this morning you've probably heard. Found them in a empty warehouse in Detroit. Such heartbreak I just can't imagine. Hope I never have to.