That's what my car temperature read today. Not when I first got in the car after it had been baking in the sun all day, after I'd been on the highway for a good 15 minutes and the car was cool. 99! That is just too hot for this frugalista. I am not a summer person. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I hate being hot, I hate being sticky, I hate being sweaty. Ten minutes in the sun and I've got a sunburn brewing somewhere. I'm happiest cozied up under several layers, with a cold breeze blowing on my face. So you can imagine that I wasn't the happiest of campers today. Add to that the allergy attack I'm fighting. I took a half day yesterday and when I walked out into the hot, humid 90+ weather and it felt good, I KNEW I was sick.
I've also been fighting an army of miniature ants that have invaded my kitchen. Gigi's no help, she just sits at the edge of the kitchen and watches them stroll around. I always hesitate to put out any kind of bug spray with her around, so I've been splashing vinegar on the baseboards where I've seen them coming in. Stupid dolts just walk in it and drown, leaving miniature ant carcasses all over the place. That marks the way for the slightly brighter ones, who avoid the vinegar spots and brazenly continue their march across my floor. My weapon of attack has been the vacuum, but they've started to run away when they hear it come on. Today I had it. I ate dinner, then marched my ass back out in the oppressive heat (a sticky 85 degrees by then) and got myself to CVS. I needed to go anyway because I was totally out of soda.CVS
- 2 Excedrin PM (8 ct) $0.99 each, used $2 Excedrin CRT and got back $1.98 EB ($0.99 each, Limit 2) = $2 profit
- Raid Ant Traps $4.99
- 4 Diet Coke cases $3.25 each, got back $3 EB (WYB 4, Limit 1) = $10 or $2.50 each
- Used $1 EB, $1 EB, $5 EB and $10 EB, total was $1.85
Then since I was out anyway, I headed over to Rite Aid to go raincheck shopping - jackpot! They were out of the John Frieda Full Repair Root Lifting Foam so I got a raincheck for four at $4.99 each. I'll get these some time during the month to take advantage of the $5 SCR on them (Limit 2 - I'll use these rainchecks for two SCR accounts).
- 2 Dial Hand Soaps $2.29 each, BOGO sale and got back $2 UP (WYB 2, Limit 1) = $0.29 for two
- Total with tax was $2.45