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Working Away at those Goals

August 5th, 2015 at 06:31 am

We all went over to the bathroom remodeler this morning to go over detailed plans with them. As I suspected, there's no way we can get an English-length (6 foot) bathtub in our 1960 house. But we spent an hour going over choices of tile, and they'll send us a bid in a few days. We had them bid both the family bath and our en-suite, but I'm not sure we can afford to do both now. It will be interesting to see their numbers. Even for our smallish bathrooms, I think it will be in the mid 20s.

DD and I hit Costco and Target to begin school supply shopping. We've done a brief inventory of last year's leftovers, so we didn't spend too much. I always keep a running list to see if I can beat the School-Pak boxes offered by the district--which I always succeed at. One year I beat their numbers by $70.

After the Costco hot dog for lunch, DD and I went to the dentist. Thankfully I still have a balance left on my flex card, so nothing out of pocket after the insurance and the flex. A month ago my kitchen sieve/strainer broke, and I was surprised to see how much they were. The OXO ones were $18, but I spotted one for sale on a local FB list for $3--which we now own. I roasted some garden zucchini and peppers to go with our black bean burgers tonight. We're trying to move from one to two meatless dinners a week, and I must admit, the dread zucchini has helped!

More accuracy checking work tonight, so I'm ahead of schedule with the project managers and editors.

Tomorrow DD and I are off to Minnesota again, the beautiful North Shore with my best friend. We're there until Monday and we're all looking forward to hikes, pie, and a visit to the Wolf Center in Ely.

I'm really enjoying these summer days. It's been a good balance of work and play.

3 Responses to “Working Away at those Goals”

  1. laura Says:


    In the early 1900s my great grandparents went to Eveleth after leaving Yugoslavia. I'd love to make it there to see what its like. My grandma said that Ely was the big town, not quite sure how far south of Eveleth it is though.

    Sounds like a lovely time. Have fun and share pics! Smile

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Eveleth is pretty much the epicenter of what Minnesotans call, "The Range," meaning the iron range. I have a friend who just wrote a book on Eveleth as he's also from there--and just down the road from Hibbing: Bob Dylan central. I'll take some snaps for you, Laura.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Um... if you beat the price by $70!! how much was the total cost of their pack??

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