Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Coupons and rewards and other whatnot

It's already Wednesday and I haven't even gotten this post done, from our weekend, haha.

Saturday morning we went to the city to do a bit of shopping. DH wanted a few things from Harbor Freight. I had the coupon book LOL. There was a coupon for the tool bag he wanted, a 20% off coupon for any non-sale item, so I used that on the little moving dolly he wanted. There was also a free coupon for a 5x7 tarp so we grabbed that. I'm sure it will get used for something and it was free. He also grabbed a little bigger tool bag. As we were standing there waiting for them to go in the back and get the dolly, I was flipping through the coupon book and see on a different page a coupon for the other tool bag. So, I got coupons to use on everything he bought :)

On the drive in, I got on my grocery store app and saw I had 3 "rewards" to use. I chose a free case of water and $1 off my order.  Saved $3 total there.  Plus there was a coupon to click on where if I made a purchase over a certain amount I'd earn 5 rewards towards next visit. I just logged in and it shows I have 10 rewards! That's quite a bit of free stuff. By using 7 of the rewards points I can get $10 off my next purchase, plus still have 3 more points to use. I see 3 rewards can get me another $4 off next purchase. Nice. I think I will have until end of October to use them, but I will have to watch for sure when they expire.

Yesterday I turned in my 2nd PO box key and got that $3 refund. Turned around and bought some ice for the cooler DH has outside for him and guys to get cold waters from. I still haven't gotten my mail forwarded yet. The post office lady said I should start seeing it any day now. I did get a delivery from Target that I ordered to this new address and the mail carrier actually delivered to our door, since it was a bigger box. This is the part I do not get. The people down on lot 7 tried to see if we could get our mailboxes in front of our driveways, but they said no, they will only come to entrance of our street...yet if there is a box to deliver, they will drive down.

This morning's barking was very minimum again. I'm so glad the neighbors were willing to take care of the problem. Plus, she keeps bringing me cut flowers from her yard :)  I did get a bit more of a chat with the new lady down on Lot 7 that are also building. DH kind of didn't really like her, remember? Thought she seemed kind of nosy/opinionated, but, I thought she was fine. Easy to talk to. Much younger than us and our other neighbors, but she's friendly and nice. She works from home, too, doing software work. I still haven't met her husband, yet. Their place is coming along, too, though it sounds like they will be doing the interior work themselves so, it will take awhile. They did just get the roof on, but still haven't sided it yet. It's a two story place. When it was just their concrete foundation (they are having concrete floors in their house) it looked like it was going to be a really small place, but now that it's framed and two stories it looks huge.

A new drone picture!

Pictures make the river look closer in elevation than it is. It's way down there. Even the area below the back of the house is down on a lower level than the house. This weeks seems to be a little more progress each day, since there are 3 guys here, instead of 2. Their getting lots of interior walls up now. On paper the plan and rooms looked so huge to me. In reality, they aren't that big. Some are even smaller than I imagined. (like the pantry) Plus, I'm terrible about envisioning how something will look, when I'm only seeing a 2 dimensional drawing.


  1. Wow your place really does look large. Can't wait to see the finished product!

    1. it's weird. sometimes it looks huge, other times it doesn't. It seems to me all the drone shots make it look bigger than it is

    2. It does look large. How many sq ft is the house alone without the garage?

    3. that's what we were kind of trying to figure out yesterday, because it appears that the guy who did up our plans has the upstairs more sq ft than it really is. Even though he drew in where knee walls and dormers go (due to rafters/roofline), it's not what he listed. He has our unfinished bonus room at 999 sqft. Well, the 3 car garage itself is 999 sqft, but the bonus room upstairs is like 600 sqft. The main floor sq ft, w/o garage is 2300. Upstairs, we are estimating about 1200

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    1. it was good that there were 3 guys working on it this week....but now only 2 are coming today and no one tomorrow, so back to partial weeks, it appears :(

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