Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Just Because You Need To Know

Well, it's unusual but I have lots to write about! But you don't have the time or patience to read it all so I'll pick and choose.

Since we had procrastinated in joining FPU, we didn't have a kit. At church everyone was asked to pay $90 to pay for the kit - you need the kit for the lessons. I mentioned to the guy leading the sessions that we would like to come and he told me (very nicely) that our kit would have to be ordered special and we would have to pay the shipping. That would raise the price to $100. Yikes!

I came home and went on Ebay to see if I could find a kit there. Sunday afternoon. There were 3 worth bidding on - one was about $72, one was $50, and another for $30. I wanted the kit yesterday! the $30 had be erased in - no. The $50 was still in wrapper but the auction ended today (Wednesday.) The $72 one had never been opened. It was offered by Dave Ramsey's Ebay Store and auction closed in 55 minutes! I bid on it and I got it! I've already received email confirmation that it's been shipped and should be here as early as today! $86.37 with shipping.

Dave Ramsey loves a bargain. I feel like I got one!

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BooMama has asked for reading suggestions and she got over 100! I made a list of 11 - only 3 I had heard of before. If you're looking for something to read, you might check out the comments to find a new title. Or just pick up The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. LOVE IT!
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Jim is doing a little home improvement. I'm working on posting some pictures but I'm not ready to show the final product. Let me just say - the walls have been painted yellow! Yellow makes me happy.
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I wanted to write about this video on YouTube. I have linked yall to the shorter version so you don't have to hear all the cuss words out of these girls mouths. (No home training!) She has 1 hour until her wedding and she does what? Fact: when we're in crisis we shouldn't make drastic hair decisions. Fact.

9 comments:

holly said...

That video was on the today show this morning

Tammy M. said...

I am so impressed that you found a bargain FPU Packet! You go girl.

Roxanne said...

That video clip was PAINFUL. . .her bridesmaids should have body checked her and forcibly removed those scissors. . .was she on drugs or what??????? I would love to know what actually happened to her. . .

soul and culture said...

Ok, I'm curious...what books are on your reading list this year?

jessica said...

GMA had the girls on yesterday... it was staged.

Good job on the FPU stuff! Holly borrowed ours... Its good info... just hard for me to stick to!

Stephanie said...

*squinting my eyes* isn't it a bit suspicious that to get a financial planning kit you have to relinquish more or your finances? $90???? Wow! Sounds like a great product to provide on the black market :)

Stephanie said...

When I clicked to see the video it says it's been removed by the user... hmm...

Lisa said...

Poisonwood Bible is one of my absolute favorite of all time! So is East of Eden. The writing in both of them amazes me. I tried The Historian and it just creeped me out too much. Let me know if it's actually worth spending the time.

DEBTective said...

Great job on getting a bargain, baby. Dave Ramsey would be proud. Good luck on deep-sixing your debt, dollface. Thanks for spreading the debt-free word, and thanks for working for The Man Upstairs. www.debtective.com