Weekly Totals 12/13 – Share Your Savings!

December 13, 2013 

 Weekly Totals 12/13   Share Your Savings!Well guys this has been a very long week for me. I am so glad it’s finally Friday. I am not the superstitious type but it definitely feels like a Friday the 13th here- tee hee.

My boys have been under the weather all week. They just have colds but you know when you are 6 and 7 – and not very good at blowing your nose – a cold can be very frustrating. Both boys have had fevers so they have been kinda pitiful. Last night my oldest decided to add vomiting into the mix.  So…I am officially pooped and really need to find a way to get some sleep. Maybe somehow I can find a way to work in a nap or maybe sleep in an extra hour tomorrow morning.

On top of the fun with the boys, we had a bit of an issue at our old house. We have yet to move everything from our house in Georgia. So my husband went up this morning to grab another truckload and found that at some point since our last visit we had a leak in the upstairs powder room. The leak managed to cause massive damage to the powder room floor, as well as the ceiling, carpet and hardwood floors below. So I have been on the phone with the water damage folks and the insurance company to see what this will cost us. We have some money tucked away for home repairs, but I am really afraid to find out exactly what we will be paying. Of course it could have been so much worse, so I am thankful he made the trip this morning. My husband said we were lucky that it didn’t cause a fire. The water got to the electrical something or the other and tripped a bunch of breakers – Yikes! Please keep your fingers crossed that this can get fixed lickity split (without completely wiping out my emergency funds). I can tell you this little experience has definitely lit a fire under us to get everything out of that house and get the house on the market. We were trying to get past the holidays but it looks like we might need to move a little quicker.

In the grand scheme this is just a little bump. We’ll get past it…I am just hoping it’s quickly icon wink Weekly Totals 12/13   Share Your Savings!

You guys will have to forgive my laziness as I am not going to type everything up. I did spend quite a bit as I took the opportunity to use the gift card coupons to reduce my out of pocket a bit. The receipt says I saved $89.31 which is pretty good…but I did end up spending $137.67 of my grocery budget.  I got milk, bread, eggs, fruit and lots of baking essentials. Not the best week ever, but we saved a chunk and the fridge, freezer and pantry are stocked – so I consider it a success.

The boys are sitting here with me on the couch. We are all bundled up so I think we’ll start Friday Movie night a bit early while we wait for my husband to drive back home.

Now it’s your turn to share your savings. Let’s hear about your trips. Share in the comments below or link up.

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8 Responses to “Weekly Totals 12/13 – Share Your Savings!”
  1. Lana says:

    We own a vacation house that sits empty quite a bit in the winter and we turn the water off at the main so that we can not have a disaster while the house is empty.

  2. Dana says:

    Sorry to hear about your crazy week! When it rains, it pours, right? Thank you for finding the time to do all that you do on this site, even with everything going on. I saved $180 this week and that money saved is a blessing to me and my family. Hopefully your boys get better soon.

  3. deb says:

    I’m sorry for your troubles, and what bad timing. I truly appreciate everything you do on this site that helps me save money. Sincerely, a grateful I heart Publix fan!

  4. jr frugalmom says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about all of the trouble with the sickness and your former home. I hope you’ll get everything straightened out quickly, so that you do not have to worry about this over Christmas.

  5. Jenifer says:

    I giggled when I read “powder room”! So cute!

  6. Amie says:

    Thanks for the match ups. I bought: 12 Campbell’s soup, 5 Coffee Mate creamers, 4 Smart Balance spreads, 8 Ragu, 8 Wishbone dressings, 2 Farm Rich cheese sticks,2 Perdue nuggets, 1 Edwards pie, 4 Kraft American cheese singles, 2 Velveeta blocks, and 1 roll Publix paper towels. I spent $35 and refilled some low areas of my stockpile. I was thrilled.

  7. Laura says:

    I feel your pain. I own an older car that is very expensive to work on and just had to get a bunch of work done. Especially no fun at the holidays! This week was good I picked up a free chicken yesterday and today went back to get all the cheese deals for a cheese tray at the holidays, a publix ham for christmas day and pampers wipes. Thanks as always for the heads up on the deals:) Hope your leak turns out not to be too much of a bite on the budget.

  8. April M. says:

    What a lousy week-I hope everything works out and thankfully you caught it now rather than later.
    I saved $84.59 on 12 Lean Cuisine Honestly Goods and 4 pkgs of OM bologna so it was a good week.

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