Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bad news, good news..........

Went to get my snow tires put on and an oil change and ended up having to have other things done, which ended up with a bill for $400......what the heck............I am clueless when it comes to anything mechanical.  Made the mechanic talk to dh to explain what he was doing and dh gave him the go ahead.  Could have done without this bill though.

Good news, gas/petrol prices have dropped to $1.149 a litre.  Good news, picked up my dress I wore for the wedding and it only cost me $20 to get it shortened.  Good news my total for grocery shopping this week was $56.18, only used $2 in coupons though.  There wasn't much on sale this week, though I did stock up on cheese.

There was a good sale at the end of November at Book Close Outs, and I bought 12 books for around $35, you can't beat that.  I will of course donate them to the library when I have read them.  Dropped off another couple of books there today.

6 comments:

Denise said...

All good news except the tires.

~Carla~ said...

Tires are so expensive! But I guess they're needed! ;) There's lots of sales around here lately, but our fridge is already overfilled! lol!

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

Yes unfortunately the mechanics of a vehicle do not last forever & the price tag which goes along with the repairs never seem to come at an opportune time, do they?

Maa said...

Why do we always get a surprise when we leave our car with a mechanic? Good news and bad news..mmmm did it even out in the end?

Maa

EG Wow said...

I noticed there were not many good sales on groceries this week too.

EW! $400 for tires is NEVER good news. But you sure do need excellent tread in winter!

Rose said...

I have never heard of this place...will check it out later.

Have you ever thought of a kindle or nook. I have over a hundred books on it and have only bought 3 or 4...and a couple of those I only paid a dollar for.

there are a couple newsletters I get every day with a list of free books...some of them are free all the time, some just for a day.

I never wanted one at first...but kept looking at them and seeing what was available for free....and I absolutely love mine. Not associated with Amazon...just a very satisfied customer.