- There's a major brand of laundry detergent that has a new ad out. It says that 36% of women admit to washing their sheets less than once a month. That grosses me out. (I wash mine once or twice a week.)
- I just found out that the Electrolux vacuum shop downtown ripped me off big time last year. What they told me was a complete engine failure ($400+ repair) was actually straightening out the belt on the powerhead ($50 max). They talked me out of the repair, and sold me a built-in instead, which cost significantly more than the expensive repair. I'm happy with the new vacuum, but pissed that they snowed me. Not sure if I should say or do anything, or if I should just let it go.
- I am on week two of *almost* only whole foods. I've given up processed foods. (I still eat things like canned beans for now, and am finishing off the food that I already had in the house) It's not so bad, and I'm sure it'll be easier when I finish weaning myself off of chocolate. Although, it'll be more difficult in the winter when there aren't any local producers.
- I also gave up eating at Subway about a month ago, which is where I used to buy my lunch at least 4 days a week. This is made easier by my working at home and having easy access to food, but I needed to stop going there. I can't justify supporting a company that chooses Michael Vick as their spokesperson.
- I figured out that by working from home, I'm saving $40/week in lunch money. That doesn't take into account my gas money, or impulse shopping that happens when I run to the mall for a change in scenery over lunch.
- I'm going to set up my bank to automatically apply that $40 to my line of credit every week. I was working to pay off the renovation loan within 3 years, but this will help me pay it off that much earlier. Then it's going into a travel fund.
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