Sunday, August 12, 2018

Calculating

Way back when I was first married and my daughter was just a wee one, I used to carry a calculator through the grocery store. I had just so much to spend and couldn't go a penny over. I'm back to that method of shopping. Not a big deal really but Gibbs has one question.

He wants to know if I budgeted in for treats. But of course I didnGibbs.

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  1. I understand what you are saying...retirement and only bringing home 49 percent of what I was bringing home SUCKS. But...I probably spend more of the babes to eat then me.

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    1. Yeah, having enough money to buy dog food has been a bigger issue than buying stuff for me

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  2. I am glad you are calulating for dear Gibbs, since he sat so still for your photo shoot. I did the same thing with the calculator when raising my kids, I did the calculator thing until 1989 when we moved in this house. the three years alone like what you are going through now, I took it in every store. once in Krogers in Savannah, someone told me to watch out for them, that they scanned items twice to make more money. I took my calculator with me the next time and said to the girl, last week a cashier scanned my groceries and overcharged by double scanning. I made her re do the whole thing. this is a heads up, if your total doesn't match mine, we will have a do over. it came out perfect

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  3. put a kiss on sweeties nose please

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  4. I don't use a calculator, but my habit for many, many years has been to keep a running addition on my grocery list when I shop. It keeps my brain working.

    Gibbs is adorable!

    Have a good day today dear Ann ~ Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

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    1. I would lose track if I didn't use the calculator

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  5. Many of us did this, probably still do. My problem lately is items that don't make it to the bag. Watch for this girls!

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  6. We are very frugal and always check our receipts. I hate how often they overcharge for things. He sure looks like he deserves a treat today!

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    1. I haven't run in to a problem with double scanning or over charging thankfully

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  7. I remember those days. It's not a bad thing, but it's not something we really want to do. I'm glad you thought of Gibbs.

    Have a fabulous day, Ann. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

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    1. I may not want to do it but there are worse things I could be doing

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  8. I keep a running total in my head as things go in the cart - my husband is always amazed how accurate my estimate is, I'm never more than $2 or $3 off the final bill. I don't know how I do that since math is not one of my strong suits. And yes, in years gone by I carried a calculator with me to the grocery store. Great Gibbs photo, and yes the pets come first. I remember the days when my grocery cart held more things for the cat than for me!

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    1. You're better than I am, I've tried that before and I lose track of where my total is

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  9. Gibbs has a really pertinent question! I think you should take him with you to the grocery store and sit him in the child seat. I think he wants to choose which treats look the best. With maybe a short stop at the butcher counter.

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  10. I've seen people I Walmart with dogs in their carts. They aren't service dogs so I'm surprised they are allowed to take them in the store

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  11. Oh Gibbs you're looking so handsome! I don't think your Mom would let you go without treats! Whenever I budget I end up going over then have to dip into something else to cover it. Groceries are so darn expensive nowadays.

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    1. I never used to think much about it when I went to the grocery store. I took for granted that the m9ney was going to be there. It's not easy making one income stretch enough to cover what two used to

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  12. It's so cute how Gibbs is so serious about his dog treats. lol

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  13. Such a sweet picture of Gibbs. We often use chewy.com to save $ on our pets' food/treats. When John was first disabled, it took months for SS to get his checks to us; it's always a good idea to calculate what the bill should be due to careless or tricky cashiers!

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  14. I sure hate the times of life when things are that tight. Hope you get this figured out.

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  15. I remember trying that years ago but I was no good at it. I do believe Mark will be putting my on a very strict budget very soon with his retirement. I wish you great success.

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  16. If you ever said you couldn't budget treats for Gibbs... you'd have boxes arriving at your door from everyone who sees his sweet face. What a cutie.
    We need a better budget for sure.

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