October 29, 2014

My daughter's Christmas Present turned into a gift for me

I used to love to play the game Mall Madness.  I remember when I moved out of my mom's house, she had asked if I wanted it but at the time I didn't.  Now I wish I would have kept it.  I think Big R would love that game.

I have been looking for a reasonably priced Mall Madness but its been hard to find.  I want the 1989 version, since that was the one I had when growing up.  I finally found one today on ebay that had all the pieces and was in good working condition without being too expensive.  I didn't want to spend more than $35 but that was a bit unrealistic.  Most of these games in good condition sell for $50 or more.  I found one that was $49.95 with free shipping.  I offered $40 and my offer was excepted!

I had been pretending this game was going to be a present for Big R.  But who am I kidding!  It's really for me.  I know as soon as I get it in the mail I won't be able to wait till Christmas to play it with her.  So I decided that instead of buying it for Big R for Christmas, I was just going to buy it for myself!

October 28, 2014

A $4 refund

After our trip to Cedar point, I was annoyed that I had paid $10 for a refillable drink cup thinking I saved $5 by buying the cup online only to find out that at the park they were on sale for $6.  At the time, I was really annoyed but didn't think about it again for a couple days.

I sent a quick email to the email address on the Cedar Point website with my order number and basically just said what happened.  I didn't ask for a refund, instead I just figured that I would see what they did.  I received a call yesterday from someone from Cedar Point.  They apologized and are sending me a check for $4.

Works for me!

October 24, 2014

Friday Financials


  • Day Care Bill for November - only $455 out of $600 budget!
  • Received $87.90 commission check for extra project I worked on
  • We had money left over in the gas budget and the "extra expenses" budget that will be moved to savings
  • Need to pay off $1990 on our cruise by December 8.  We $929 left in the vacation budget after our anniversary trip.  So that leaves $1061 that we need to come up with in about 6 weeks.
  • Was able to move a total of $414 to savings to go toward our cruise.  Now we just need to save another $647 to have the cruise paid off by December 8th.