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9 Years Here...Wow

November 1st, 2015 at 02:06 pm

I looked at the date I started my original blog here (Wild Blue Yonder) and see that I began in 2006. That's 9 years on Saving Advice. WOW.

Some things just stick, I guess.

I made a rare trip to the mall this morning. I got a replacement garage door opener at Sears to replace the one I got about 8 years ago which suddenly stopped working, even after replacing the battery.

I haven't tried programming the thing yet; maybe I'll wait and ask my friend Dave to do it.

I also hit Aero-whatever the name of that store is and picked up 3 camisoles for my mother at $5 each, a good buy.

I also got some lovely dessert dishes at William Sonoma with a gift card I earned from Citi Thank You Premier card. They were marked down to $9 each and have lovely fruit images on them.

I bought a top at Macy's but forgot to use my Macy's gift card (from the same credit card.

I went to Trader Joe's and got a bunch of groceries, looking in vain for the frozen julienned root vegetables (beets, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips) but couldn't find them. I LOVED these.

Also filled up the gas tank.

This afternoon I mowed more leaves on the lawn and then swept up a lot of leaves on the driveway. I disturbed a small salamander under the damp leaves on my stone stairs, so I carefully put him near the stone wall in loose mulch and put some leaves over him.

I have been rather obsessively playing Luminosity games. My favorites are the Choo Choo train (attention) and of course the vocabulary games.

I am making a pumpkin bread pudding in the slow cooker now. Hope it turns out good. I wanted to use up some of the stale bread in my freezer cus it was taking up too much space.

7 Responses to “9 Years Here...Wow”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congrats on a long relationship with SA! Smile
    The pumpkin bread pudding sounds yummy.

  2. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    Happy Anniversary!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Happy blogaversary!

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    The year a few of us started blogging here! I remember those early days still, and great memories from them! I have always enjoyed your blog so much! Happy blogoversary!

  5. CB in the City Says:

    That's when I started blogging, too. I have really enjoyed my time here and have learned so much from the experiences and wisdom of others. I hope we all continue to blog for a long time to come!

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    How did I not know that you two were the same person? Well, anyway, congrats on 9 years of blogging.

  7. Dido Says:

    I started in 2006 too!

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