Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Boring book so far and money saving preps

Maybe it's just me, since everyone else seems to praise the book, but half way into Survivors I'm bored.  None of the characters have impressed me enough to really care about any of them.  I'm hoping that the second half is better.

I cancelled the satellite tv today.  I told them we like Fox News and Hallmark channel, which is quite at opposite ends when it comes to television programming.  They tried to come up with a new plan for us that would save us about 20% of the bill.  No.  We are now saving 100% of the bill. 

It's during the school week so the tv is rarely on anyway.  I wonder how long it will take them before they realize there isn't anything on when the tv gets turned on?  I pulled the plug on the tv to save the little bits of electricity that it uses while in the sleep mode. 

We got the property tax bills for the three properties.  They went down $400 due to the decline in property values.  Since I had budgeted last year's amount for this year I have a $400 windfall.  Every time I have found money, whether from coupons at the store or something like this I put it toward preps of some sort.  I'm going to pull out the $400 from the bank and put it into the emergency home cash stash.  Wow.  I'm excited.  That's good because I'm getting off the computer to go back to the boring book.


  1. I hated that book. I really wanted to like it, and I bought it to read during my injury imposed down time, but I just hated that book.

    The second half isn't any better. And the ending? completely awful.

    I've seen a bunch of reviews lately saying the same thing, so I don't think either of us is too off base.

    Take care,


  2. I felt the same way about Survivors...great info, but there wasn't the emotional connection with the characters...they were to analytical and not enough emotion. Congrats (I think) on the lower property taxes...!


  3. I'd only care if the property value fell if I was trying to sell the place and buy something somewhere where the property values haven't fallen or are rising. Since I'm not selling any of the properties I look at this as a blessing.