Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

I guess that is an appropriate greeting. LOL! I hope that everyone is having a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

I want to thank all of our men and women of the military, both past and present, for your service to our country. You are all my heroes!

I have been having a really nice 4 day weekend. My company is closed today in observance of Memorial Day, so I took off Friday to have a nice long weekend and it has been SO relaxing! Friday, all that Hubby and I did was to go to a local Italian place for lunch, then spend the rest of the day at home, reading, watching movies and relaxing.

Saturday, I went shopping. My first trip to Walgreens in a few weeks, where I wracked up some deals. I spent $30, but saved about $60. I stocked up on on fish oil, hair color, paper towels and mushrooms for us and the rest was items for care packages for Chance and some HBA items that will probably go home with Meredith and Samantha on their next visits. Yes, they are both grown and working, but I still pick up deals for them. I guess someday I will stop doing that, but for now, it is fun and they sure do appreciate us saving them a little money.

Yesterday, we took Bob's care in to Brake Check as his brakes were making a noise. In January, we has work done on the rear brakes, all under warranty. This time it was the fronts. They had lifetime warranty, so we only paid $150 to have new semi metallic pads, new hardware, the rotors resurfaced and the brake fluid drained and replace. And one of our lugs was stripped. Weird. I told the manager than no one had removed the tires in a very long time, except by them. The manager insisted that they would not have put it on like that, but I stood firm that they were the only ones that could have done it. He was nice enough and I think a little embarrassed that his guys were the ones that had to have done it, but he did replace it at no charge.

Today, we are going to the movies to see Brides Maids. Hubby's idea, can you believe?! He read that it is really funny, so decided we should see it. Hubby is such a girl!

The only "work" I plan to do is to replace the ice maker valve on our refrigerator. The old one has been trying to go out so I am replacing it. Yes, it might be more frugal to just buy ice trays, but we are spoiled to our ice maker. Why, you ask, am I replacing it and not Hubby? Well, I am just a little more mechanically inclined in that area. Plus, I have done it before. Sometimes I can be such a guy. LOL! Maybe that is why Hubby and I are perfect for each other.

I hope every one is having a great Memorial Day!


Precious said...

Hi Frances,

I am with you. I love getting deals that the kids can use and save them a bit of money.

McVal said...

Sounds like you had a great relaxing weekend! I look forward to a weekend like that someday...
It's also nice your hubby likes chick flicks! I'm actually jealous!

SonyaAnn said...

You are so impressive! And we are using trays. The ice maker went out and it would almost be cheaper to buy a new frig on sale than the ice maker. Hmmmm, wonder why they do that?

Frances said...

Precious, our kids sure do appreciate our shopping expertise.

McVal, be very jealous. LOL!

SonyaAnn, we only have an icemaker because it was free after rebate when we bought the fridge. It went out once and we were using ice trays until I started researching and found that replacing the valve was pretty easy. I have had to replace it twice...this will be the third one. But we have had the fridge for 14 years, so not too bad a track record.

SonyaAnn said...

I miss you bad! It hurts a bit.