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July 6th, 2017 at 10:49 am

After a very long drive from west central Minnesota yesterday, we're home safe and sound. Sometimes I think we take these long uneventful drives for granted, but about halfway home yesterday we saw a young man on the side of the interstate with his car engulfed in flames. We could hear the sirens coming, and he was quite a distance away from the car talking on his phone. What a bad day for him, but he looked unhurt. We spent about $18 on lunch, another $8 on beverages (mostly icd coffee to keep me going), and $30 on gas. I bought my favorite Norwegian lefse for a couple friends, spending $30 there. Despite packing snacks and water, we did spend a fair amount on road food, so I'm planning on an NSD today.
There's all the food DH buys when we're away to use up. That might keep us going for a week at least and we need to start to draw down upstairs freezer food before our UK trip. That should keep us uberfrugal for a few days.

I cashed out $25 in Swagbucks, need to deposit my adjunct check, pick up the CSA box and a piece of marble someone is giving away. I'll either use the marble for pastry making or in the garden. It's hot and humid here so it may be a great afternoon to spend tidying the basement.

2 Responses to “Home!”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you are home safe. I feel the same way when we see someone in distress on the side of the road. Hope things worked out for that guy.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Your post is a reminder to take nothing for granted. I do remember when I was very young without much money driving around in very used cars, and to save money I would buy retread tires, which are now pretty much known to be dangerous. I did in fact have at least one tire blowout due to a defective retread. I would never let my kids use them.

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