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Old 10-02-2014, 08:32 PM   #21411
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A pumpkin pie? I got my first of the season the other day.
Nope, the coupon was for apple!

It was actually pretty darned good for a store bought pie. The crust was tasty although not really flaky, more of a shortbread type texture.

That's a giant pumpkin pie for $5.99!
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:35 PM   #21412
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I left Costco and went to Bj's. Costco as usual was VERY busy. Costco isn't in a very convenient location, not very residential more industrial. Bj's wasn't busy at all, and it's in a very popular shopping center in an affluent suburb. It goes to show that people are going out of their way to go to Costco.

When Costco brings their store to this side of town next year, Bj's is going to definitely feel the pinch.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:15 PM   #21413
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Nope, the coupon was for apple!

It was actually pretty darned good for a store bought pie. The crust was tasty although not really flaky, more of a shortbread type texture.

That's a giant pumpkin pie for $5.99!
I know, I can't make it from scratch any cheaper.
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:11 PM   #21414
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Went to Costco, I got my coupons for freebies in the mail from the Living Social Costco deal. Got my free pie (darn that thing is HUGE), rotisserie chicken and big 30 count toilet paper. They had gas for $3.09 a gallon, that's a really good price around here, I haven't seen gas that price in a long while! They also have an awesome deal on LED light bulbs, subsidized by our power company, they average about $2 per bulb, I buy some every time we go in.
I got my freebie coupons in the mail today, too! Can't wait to go. The $20 gift card must be coming separately though...it wasn't included in the free coupon packet.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:28 AM   #21415
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They have me the $20 gift card right off when I went in to get the membership card.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:24 AM   #21416
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Sitting here wondering about the smarts of my son. I am going shopping this afternoon, but in the meantime I am out of &. So the Pirate goes into my can goods cabinet and brings out a can and opens it. "Ma, this is thick and like syrup. I think it is bad." Did It have a pull tab on it? Of course it did. This is the third time he has opened a can on sweetened condensed milk. you need a can opener or church key for the evap. milk cans. I think I will just stop buying condensed milk until I need it. I do like to keep it on hand for baking.

But already the day has begun to improve. He has left! Now I will get dressed and go to the store and get a pint of &.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:27 PM   #21417
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'Bout halfway through my Kaboom Friday chores. Normally I would have been long done, except on the first Kaboom Friday of each month I include some extra tasks.

All the ceiling fans get a good dusting and the globes and bulbs get washed; the bed in our room is taken down to the mattress and the mattress pad is washed, as are the pillow covers; all the towels in the guest bathroom are washed even though they aren't usually used. I just wash those because they probably accumulate some amount of dust and washing them periodically keeps them soft and fluffy. All the drains in the house get a good dose of drain opener/cleaner and all door and window frames are damp wiped.

There are a few kitcheny things I do, too, like wipe down the top of the refrigerator, clean the stove hood, and give the cabinet doors and drawers a good once over.

Doing all these things go a long way to eliminating a huge deep clean several times a year.

I'll be tired when the day is over and ready for some, um, adult beverage.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:39 PM   #21418
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'Bout halfway through my Kaboom Friday chores. Normally I would have been long done, except on the first Kaboom Friday of each month I include some extra tasks.

All the ceiling fans get a good dusting and the globes and bulbs get washed; the bed in our room is taken down to the mattress and the mattress pad is washed, as are the pillow covers; all the towels in the guest bathroom are washed even though they aren't usually used. I just wash those because they probably accumulate some amount of dust and washing them periodically keeps them soft and fluffy. All the drains in the house get a good dose of drain opener/cleaner and all door and window frames are damp wiped.

There are a few kitcheny things I do, too, like wipe down the top of the refrigerator, clean the stove hood, and give the cabinet doors and drawers a good once over.

Doing all these things go a long way to eliminating a huge deep clean several times a year.

I'll be tired when the day is over and ready for some, um, adult beverage.
Amazing!

Katie,

Have you ever tried using a fabric topper to trap the dust and grime on the top of the refrigerator? My sister made me a couple and every so often I pull them off the fridge and toss them into the wash. They are just fabric squares the same size as the top of the fridge with a serged edge.

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Getting ready for tomorrow night. We are invited over to one of our sons house to celebrate a gandaughters 13th birthday. It was Sept. 21 but they couldn't come home until this weekend. We are having taco soup and chili. I think I will take some small ham sandwiches for the little ones who don't like soup. Our son builded a beautiful brick fireplace in their backyard and we are going to roast some marshmallow and then make some smores.
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Amazing!

Katie,

Have you ever tried using a fabric topper to trap the dust and grime on the top of the refrigerator? My sister made me a couple and every so often I pull them off the fridge and toss them into the wash. They are just fabric squares the same size as the top of the fridge with a serged edge.

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That's a good idea and reminds me of something I did in a house I owned a hundred years ago. All the upper cabinets in the kitchen were open above, which was lovely for displaying things but a real pooper when it came to keeping the surface clean. Once a year, I would cut newspaper to fit the tops and layer 12 layers. Once a month I would peel off a layer and toss it.

I could conceivably do the same thing with the top of the refrigerator here but instead of using newspaper, I think I'll use freezer paper. I have plenty of that and rarely use it, except for making craft/sewing patterns.

Thanks for the mind jogger.
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