Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Spring time, shopping, budgeting & saving money.

May 01, 2018

Happy Spring, everyone. The weather has been pretty crazy this year, but its finally starting to warm up here in BC, everything is turning green & sprouting, flowers all over the place, even the trees. So of course my allergies are going crazy & I am recovering from a broken arm I got on January 12th, the same day Mission & Sumas WA had that crazy ice storm.
This was taken outside of my apartment building in Mission.

Like most people, I enjoy saving money. Last summer, I picked up some tank tops &  a light long sleeved top, for $1.25 each, at Dollar Tree Canada!
They had lots of t-shirts & tank tops to choose from. I bought this one last summer.

Here's a photo of the long sleeve shirt I got here in August.
I was going to get some new tank tops today, but they were mostly out & this colour is just all wrong for me: 
Dollarama even carry slippers, underwear in 3 packs, socks & pantyhose!




I almost forgot Mother's day was coming soon. But luckily I saw something while I was doing some shopping at Dollarama, before coming across the border to visit my husband.
Speaking of saving money, have you ever considered giving up cable? I did & it ain't that bad. If you are Canada, CBC, CTV & Global all have shows online that you can watch for free the day after they come out on TV. In the US, CBS, NBC & FOX also do this. ABC has something similar, but you have to wait a week after the broadcast date. Netflix is still under $10 a month I think, & in the US, Hulu is $7.99 a month & it also has a free trial & optional add-ons for HBO, Showtime & Cinemax (at an extra cost, of course). You can also watch Crackle online & the shows & movies are also available in Canada.  Plus there's a lot of interesting content available on YouTube.  I even have a channel there:   https://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelannDahlman/videos

Now that prices have finally started to come down, I am even buying some seasons of some of my favourite shows. And I bought a VHS-to-USB device to allow me to copy my old VHS tapes, into a digital format, that I can play on my computer! 



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