Isent this dog just awesome looking? I have always wanted one of these dogs. I once worked for a lady that showed these dogs and she use to wash them in Nexus!
Anyway, what I did to earn that ticket. Jakes mom and sister were coming into town. So I told Jake to borrow one of our cars because it would be cheaper then him renting a car. However the car that had the base sticker on it had expired tags. So we switched the plates and I told Jake that if he got caught that I did not know him!
Jake returned the car to me and I had asked Jake to switch the plates on the car. Well he did, but I for got that he did. So I asked Ambers boyfriend Sam to switch the plates around and he did.
I had to run Amber to work. So I grabbed my keys. I figured I was only going a few blocks so I would not need my purse. As I was dropping Amber off someone called me and asked me to pick up their stuff for Ambers yard sale.
O.K. I take one of the back roads down by the lake. That way it will be quicker. That was when I got pulled over for going 5 miles over the speed limit. Then he asked to see my licence. I did not have it. I was then asked for proof of insurance and registration. I gave him those items.
When the officer comes back he charged me with going 5 miles over the speed limit, no licence, my insurance card was expired so the officer so kindly add on now proof of insurance, and finally driving on expired plate that belonged to another car.
Rusty just looked at the ticket and shook his head. I guess I will not be getting any play money for a long while.
Martha asked me how I manage to keep our bills down and how I stretch our money when I feed so many people.
1. On Friday night I usually make something that can feed mass amounts of people and feed them very cheaply. Such as chili and bread. The marines are responsible for dinner on Saturday night. The usually all pitch in and someone will go buy some steaks and chicken or whatever. Then Sunday morning breakfast is usually egg's, any left over steak, toast and if we have any hash browns.
2. I do not buy any alcohol. I do not drink, so if the marines want booze then that must buy their own.
3. I never buy any new clothes. I shop yard sale and thrift stores. I actually like their clothes better.
4. The girls are given $200 at the start of the school year and they must buy everything they need for school. The only thing I buy is school supplies and bra's. This has really helped the girls learn how to budget the money. Both of the girls are still using the same back pack's that they bought 3 years ago. They have also discovered that payless shoes work just as well as the expensive shoes. As for Ryan. I just buy him clothes as they are needed. Boy's clothes are so hard to find at yard sales and thrift stores!
That is about all I can think of. I am just all around cheap. Because I am cheap we have been able to pay off all of our cars. We own 3 of them. I have been able to buy the jumbo washer and dryer. I am just cheap and I save all of my money.
Today my goal is to finish all the laundry and to get our bedroom scrubbed down. I also have a lot of stuff to put up in the rafters. ICK. I hate getting up there.
Dustin stopped by last night. He was bring me some stuff from another marine. The stuff was suppose to be for Ambers yard sale, but man one of the tables that he brought I think I am going to keep. It has a marble top on it! Shit I could sell just the marble and make a small fortune.
Dustin was laughing when he got here. It was only 9 p.m. and I told him to be quiet when he came in. Everyone was in bed already. He just so shocked that our house was that quiet. During the week we are really dull people.
The marine that was sick is not doing much better. She keeps going to b.a.s. but they won't let her see a doctor. I finally told her that they cannot refuse her that right. The marine does not want to cause waves, but I am about to cause some. Some of these Navy guys get on power trips and think that they control the marines.
Well nothing is getting done by me sitting here. So I better get moving. I still need to figure out what I am making for dinner.