I've been at the doctor today having some diagnostic testing completed. Not fun, or frugal: the bill came to just over $1,000 in less than four hours! (Thank God for good insurance!) My mom was able to watch my son while she's on her break from school. For once, I had the foresight to get my crockpot simmering with some 28 cents/lb. chicken quarters in barbeque sauce, to serve with grilled asparagus (1.49/lb) and baked potatoes. Mmmmm!
My vacuum has been sputtering lately and spitting a cloud of dust in its wake, so I took it in for a quick fix. Thank you, Oreck Man, for unclogging the Kinex pieces at no additional charge with my purchase of window cleaner! I watched carefully as he unscrewed the bottom plate to access the tube. I'm sure we have several more years of tiny building toys in our future, and now I can unclog them myself.