This has really been the week for bargains. And there is nothing I like better than getting a good deal!
First, you have to realize that the U-Haul has already visited my house and taken my earthly possessions to Arkansas. Which means that I’m surrounded by pretty much nothing. Here’s what I kept with me:
A box of books (The Ashley Stockingdale series by Kristen Billerbeck, Arkansas and Promise Me Always by Christine Lynxwiler, a Heartsongs Collection–Bayou Brides, the entire Anne George Southern Sisters series, and all 6 Harry Potters, just in case I want to marathon read them before July 21st)
Some magazines that need to be read and thrown away before I move
Enough outfits to wear each one twice for the rest of my time at work
Way too many shoes (I’m ashamed to tell exactly how many pairs)
My dog, Arnie, who is currently curled up on a twin size air mattress which he has claimed as his own (after his favorite bedding inadvertently got packed up and sent away)
A couch that I’m leaving on the curb in Mobile (and which is doubling as my bed until July 31st)
So I thought I’d just spend these few weeks reading, writing, and maybe going to the gym and getting some use out of my Y membership.
Unfortunately, when I got back to Mobile Sunday night, after being in Chattanooga for several days, I was unnerved by how quiet and empty the house seemed.
So Monday after work, I went to America’s Thrift Store and found a 20 inch color TV for…$19.96! Seriously! And since I hadn’t cancelled the cable yet, I bought it and plugged it in, only to find that the picture is better than on my other (expensive) TV! YAY!
That was bargain #1. Bargain #2 came yesterday.
I went to Bruno’s after work, thinking I’d pick up a frozen pizza for dinner. (my plan to lose a little weight and log a lot of gym time before I go back to Arkansas is obviously not working out very well…)
Anyway, I get inside and glance at the ad they have posted near the front of the store. It was there that I found my next great bargain of the week–I bought 2 large Red Baron Pizzas for $9.98 and then got an 8 pack of Garlic Bread, a Mrs. Smith’s Apple Cobbler, and a 6 pack of Pepsi product for free! That is a lot of food for a grand total of $10.88!
So of course, I’m tempted to go shopping tomorrow just to see if the bargain fairy is still with me!