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Dietbet Winnings, MRE night, and More

July 13th, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Things roll on. This was a tough week working 11 hour days to make up missed time from last week.

DH and I both won our round 2 dietbets. Almost $24 bucks each on $12.50 bets. I'm 83% of the way to round 3 with 3.5 weeks left. DH has already met rounds 3 & 4.

I didn't spend any money yesterday (or the day before). I don't anticipate spending today, but tomorrow I will have to get some groceries for my brothers for the weekend and also pick up a refill on DD1's allergy meds.

Last night, I was too exhausted to cook, and I wasn't all that hungry anyway. My brother was about to order food, but I convinced him to have an MRE instead to save money. My other brother walked in and said, 'Oh, it's MRE night? What are the options?' ...and so, MRE night was born. My little brother had never had one. He actually really liked it. I ended up eating a small bowl of leftover pasta salad (my first attempt and not all that great, but eatable) and half a grilled cheese.

DH gets paid tomorrow...about $200 more than normal. I'll probably give him half for spending money and the other half will go towards making up our deficit for this month. We're going to end up a bit short because I lent my brother $200 for his blown tire, and since his registration is due, I'm not sure when he'll actually pay it back.

DH also had a tire issue on his car. He found a nail embedded in one of his tires when he was checking it after hitting a curb. We took it to our family friend who manages an auto repair shop, and he plugged it for free. So far, it seems to be holding, but he said to keep an eye out for a slow leak since it's closer to the side than they'd normally repair.

This weekend, I'm headed up to Boston for a friend's bridal shower. I got her fire color-changing powder and smores retractable toasting sticks. I still need to get smores' makings, a gourmet smores cookbook, and gift basket for packaging.

6 Responses to “Dietbet Winnings, MRE night, and More”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    A S'mores basket is a cute gift idea!

  2. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    Thanks CB! She's not a typical bride and has been living in her house for several years, so she has most normal things covered. She also has a firepit that I know she uses often and usually just picks up twigs from the ground for roasting marshmallows. I thought the reusable sticks would be better and the idea grew from there!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Great idea on the gift. It's nice you know her so well to get her something she will really like and enjoy.

    With so much junk on the streets and the road, nothing surprises me anymore about getting stuff in tires. DH had a screw in his tire. Fortunately it wasn't very deep and didn't need patching. Gone are the days when people were careful and picked up after themselves.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Congrats on the DB. Mine is ending tonight - I'm looking forward to seeing how much I win. Smile

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    Out of curiosity, do you have two brothers living with you or was one just visiting?

  6. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    Ceejay, just the one. The other was visiting to keep the dogs company over the weekend when I was supposed to be gone. I had to get him the weekend before because I work until super late all last week.

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