Hello, hello, my lovelies!
I apologize for skipping my regular "Frugal Friday" post on Friday. But yesterday I wasn't feeling like writing. I know, I've said it many times to other bloggers not to pay attention to unpleasant comments but yesterday I received one that made me realize that my skin is not nearly as thick as I thought it was. In fact, for a moment or a few, I even thought about wrapping up this whole blog and becoming a private person again. I felt like my integrity was challenged...
We all have different points of view on many things like politics (including, international), relationships, religion, family union and so on. And I'm trying to learn to encompass it all and understand others. But sometimes it just feels like a slap on the cheek. And I haven't mastered it yet to offer another...
But I'm not going to stop blogging :) I believe that people can read whatever they want, and I'm grateful for all of you who care about me with all my imperfectness...
So since I skipped the "Frugal Fridays" I'll just do a quick update on our financial situation. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do about the crazy bill we received due to an agreement between the hospital (or medical group) and an insurance company. We will try to lower it a little bit but that's the most we can do. It' frustrating to think about it but at least most of it goes towards our deductible (which we will reach this year anyway). But yesterday we got an unexpected reimbursement bill in the amount of $325, and it will greatly help to outweigh what we owe.
And now to my little challenge of the month :) You might remember that in August I wanted to get rid of 30 things. I made a small dent this week. I did not donate, throw away or give away anything yet. Why? Because one of my friends decided to have a multi-family yard sale next Saturday and offered me to be a part of it. I don't have that much to sell, mostly smaller stuff, I would never have enough for my own sale. But it will be nice to have my own table at her sale, and, hopefully, I can make an extra dollar or two. I have 22 things on my for sale list so far, so even if I sell only half of it, it will still help me a lot with my goal.
But this week my goal was to return things or sell on Facebook yard sales because I could get a little more this way. I've sold this set (I'm going to cheat and count it as 5 items, lol:):
I got it about 6 years ago for $25 and all I wanted from it was the bowl with balls (I only used that and also the candlesticks). It was somewhat my style back then... My taste changed a lot since and I had no use for it any more. I listed and sold it for the same price on a Home Decor Facebook yard sale and, honestly, I could ask even more because it got quite a bit of interest but I'm happy at least to make back what I spent in the first place.
This week I also returned a few things (like some wrong knobs that I got for the changing table dresser or maternity leggings that I ordered online and that ended up being non-maternity plus a couple more things) in a combined sum of $30 and change. So even though I didn't achieve as much as I wanted, I still got rid of nine things and "made" $55 along the way. I'll take it :)
So, update #1: 9 out 30.
And how did you do??