Well, that was a quick summer! Mike and I enjoyed a couple of days of warmth while we were off work and then bam! Fall was here 🙂 Oh well, although it was a bit chilly the rain has let up so I can’t complain and it was nice have a couple of days off. Hopefully the warm weather will return and we will have an actual summer before fall really does arrive.
As you know, I’m always looking to save a buck. With that in mind, I’ve had our cable bill on my radar for a long time. It jumped up significantly last fall but with my mom being so ill I just couldn’t do anything about it. I finally got around to call the incumbent cable company only to be told that I didn’t realize that my $180 a month for no frills was a steal. A steal they say! I guess they must think I’m an idiot because I’ve done my homework and I’m well aware that I was overpaying quite a bit for my cable. Although I called twice, they weren’t interested in keeping my business. So, after 27 years with Time Warner (now Spectrum) we made the leap to a new cable company. I’d love to ditch cable all together but Mike has a few channels he just has to have! We’ll see if the $65 a month I’m saving is worth it.
While I was in the money saving mood, I also stopped in at our cell phone company and was able to save another $65 by changing our plans. In a couple of months another $40 will drop off once two of our phones are paid for. Between both of them, I saved over $120. Not to bad for a couple of hours of work!
I shared last week how I was making this year the “Year of Me” and all the steps I have been taking. I’ve been doing well with my eating for breakfast and lunch but my evening meals have been hit or miss. We’ve been skipping our Plated.com box and it’s had a negative impact on our healthy eating. With that in mind, I went ahead and ordered a box for the week. Eating well versus easy is definitely a struggle for me. While I like to go easy in the summer, healthy is more important at this stage in my life.
This week I’m also traveling two days so Mike and Belle will be having a couple fend for themselves nights.