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August 14th, 2007, 10:56 PM
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Hooray good news ...

#1 ... We got a freezer! I've been trying to save the $600 we needed for an el huge-o new one before the meat shipment came. Yea. Not so much. A friend of mine said, "Hey, I got this freezer, do you want it?" She bought a freezer from a lady her mom worked with thinking it was a 12 or cubic feet. It's totally a 20+ cubic feet, which in no way shape or form fits in her apartment. She paid the lady $50 for it, and then I paid her $50 for it. Score one for Mandi!

#2 ... I went 'dumpster diving' today, and hit the jackpot. Ok, so there's no dumpster, it's a semi-trailer that the Lions collect newspapers in for recycling. It has stairs up to it and everything. It's totally unattended. Hooooray! I was a little antsy at first as it sits right next to a relatively busy road, but I had an escape plan and a story that involved my DH 'accidentally throwing the phone bill in our donated newspapers' or some such thing. LOL. Either way, hooray coupons for me! And, I scored this month's Women's Day and a Taste of Home magazine full of recipes.

#3 ... I went to Target with a plan to clear out their dorm clearance with my $6/3 Olay coupons. Not so much luck on that one, the Target near the recycle place had jack for clearance left. Booooo. I did see a number of Freshmatic Minis on clearance for $4.65, and of course, I have $4/off coupons ... but I stopped myself. LOL. Don't tell your DH, mommyinky, I don't want to lose a fan.
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August 14th, 2007, 11:09 PM
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Ah, I need to go to Target now to see if mine has the minis on clearance! I want one for the bathroom!

And don't worry, I can keep your secret.
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August 15th, 2007, 07:43 AM
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You guys are so lucky with your coupon areas!
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August 15th, 2007, 07:06 PM
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SCORE on the freezer!

Does it rock your socks???
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August 15th, 2007, 08:58 PM
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You know, it's funny that I use that expression so frequently and yet ... I almost never wear socks. Hmmm. Can I have rocked socks if I refuse to put them on my feet?

*ponder ponder*
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I don't even HAVE any socks, Mandi! I think I could probably dig up one pair, but I rarely wear socks. I do have some trouser socks for church, though...

I guess I can't use the expression either.

Did you score lots of free razors? I did. hooray for the freezer! We need a new one...
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August 16th, 2007, 06:10 AM
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I love the expression rocks my socks, but I also never wear socks.


I think its a nerdy computer phrase for our age mandi
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August 16th, 2007, 08:20 AM
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Totally cool about the freezer. I want one so bad. DH says that we can get one when we clean out the garage. Right now it is packed full of garage sale stuff. But it is just too dang hot to do a garage sale.
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Totally cool about the freezer. I want one so bad. DH says that we can get one when we clean out the garage. Right now it is packed full of garage sale stuff. But it is just too dang hot to do a garage sale.[/b]


Ours is full of junk... lots of garage sale stuff, and some hundreds year old furniture that needs to be restored (DH's family's old stuff), about 500 ashtrays. ugh.
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August 16th, 2007, 08:41 AM
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Totally cool about the freezer. I want one so bad. DH says that we can get one when we clean out the garage. Right now it is packed full of garage sale stuff. But it is just too dang hot to do a garage sale.[/b]


Ours is full of junk... lots of garage sale stuff, and some hundreds year old furniture that needs to be restored (DH's family's old stuff), about 500 ashtrays. ugh.
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Every other day I hear about how DH would LOVE to park a car in the garage but he can't cause there is too much stuff in there. I am so over hearing this.
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Totally cool about the freezer. I want one so bad. DH says that we can get one when we clean out the garage. Right now it is packed full of garage sale stuff. But it is just too dang hot to do a garage sale.[/b]


Ours is full of junk... lots of garage sale stuff, and some hundreds year old furniture that needs to be restored (DH's family's old stuff), about 500 ashtrays. ugh.
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Every other day I hear about how DH would LOVE to park a car in the garage but he can't cause there is too much stuff in there. I am so over hearing this.
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I hear about how he'd like to turn it into our bedroom... if only it didn't have so much "stuff" in it. Thing is--lots of it is his crap! He thinks it's all my fault, but the storage in the kids' room is all his McCoy crap. Storage in our room? yep. More McCoy crap. I am forced to use the garage as our storage because the house never got "changed" for us to be here... It's still all his crap with some of ours crammed in here and there... *sigh*
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August 16th, 2007, 12:09 PM
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We want two deep freezers. One to load with meat, the other for everything else. But, alas, in base housing we don't have much space.
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August 16th, 2007, 05:01 PM
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Another reason we went with an upright vs chest is so that it takes up less floor space.

We have 2 cars parked in the garage...we don't like having the cars outside (even though mine still is). We have to keep everything super neat and tidy to make it all fit though! Luckily we have a basement that has most of the tools, etc.
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August 16th, 2007, 05:18 PM
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Ours is a chest freezer. Given the inefficiency of uprights, I didn't want to go that route. I agree that they're easier to use/fit, though. I just got lucky that this super cheap deal was a chest model. Hooray!
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