It didn't start out that way. Thursday was my payday, that means it was my turn to buy the groceries this weekend. I did that, plus put gas in my car for the week and bought lunch and Starbucks for us on Sat. After all that I had enough for gas next week (and a small cushion of like $50). Then came Sunday. We went out for Starbucks then back home. That afternoon we were watching NHRA and hubby asks me if I see a green spot on the TV screen. I said yes..but maybe it was the Mellow Yellow NHRA logo that had just been on, you know...like the image had been retained in my eyes. We were trying to figure it out when the TV went POP. Uh oh! This happened last yr too. We knew what the problem was. The new (new as in used but new to our TV) power supply board we put in to fix the TV last had died!
The TV is like 7 yrs old and they don't make the power supply boards anymore. We were lucky to find the one we needed last year. So what to do...what to do? Well...the only thing we could do is buy a new TV.
I went on line and found one at Best Buy. It was $799 (55" LED Smart TV), hubby says he has $600 he can use and I told him I'd go half on it. I had $400 in cash and another $550 in my savings account (that was a buffer car payment). So off we go to Best Buy. By the time we were done...we'd spent $1K, what with the TV cost and the 5 yr protection plan we got. And somehow...I ended up paying $700 of my money and hubby ponied up $300. Hubby's idea of half is a bit off!
He'll square up with me at some point, but I was a bit peeved that it worked out that way. Good thing I'm working OT right now. I hope to be able to rebuild that little nest egg in my saving account. Plus Jason will be here next week (I'm off work the whole week he's here), so I'll need some spending money then too. So we now have a great new TV but I'm broke!
After getting the new TV setup, hubby and I moved the old one (with power cord, remote, and the old power supply board) out to the sidewalk with a sign on it that said "Bad Power Supply". It set there for about 3 hrs, then someone stopped and took it all away.
we've found that if have stuff to trash like that, we can set it outside and someone will take it. Broke or not! It saves the trash man having to pick it up on Wed (the old TV was a 50' Plasma and HEAVY, the new one is much lighter).
Like I said....Jason (my son) will be here on Sat for a week. I was kind of surprised he picked now to come down, as it's going to be HOT and he doesn't do hot/sunny well. I imagine we'll stay in the house mostly, but I do want to take him to In & Out and Smashburger while he's here. I'm not sure how much exercise I'll be able to get in that week, but I'll try.
With everything that went on this weekend...my eating sucked. I had been doing so well too. I hit a new low for me, weight wise, on Friday. But was back up this morning. I'm hoping some of it is water gain. We'll see how it all shakes out this week.
I did my workout at lunch. I'm suppose to be doing the elliptical this week, but they were all taken so I used one of the treadmills. I didn't push too hard as I tweaked my back moving the old TV out to the sidewalk on Sunday. It hurts if I move a certain way on the lower left side.
Dinner tonight is, as always, a seat of my pants thing. But I'm thinking maybe fish.
OK..that willdo it for me. I have a cute video to upload, if I can do that. In the mean time...have a great rest of Monday!