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What I bought at Aldi.....

May 30th, 2008 at 03:44 am

Ok, warning, this is a boring post, but I thought for those of you who are wondering about Aldi's prices or want to compare costs for other Aldi's or just other grocery stores, here it is....

Plain bagels 1.39
Boxed au gratin potatoes .85
Mac and cheese .33
Beef Hot dogs 1.97
Frozen apple juice concentrate 12 oz. .85
Wide egg noodles .99
Frozen waffles 10 count .99
Shredded cheese 12oz. 2.79
Fudge brownie mix .97
Snack crackers 16 oz. 1.49
Iceburg lettuce 1 head .59
Instant choc pudding .39
Real Chocolate Chips 12 oz. .99
Sour cream 16 oz. .99
Cream cheese .99
Brown sugar 2 lbs. .88
Thin spaghetti 32 oz. 1.39
Mild Salsa 24 oz. 1.49
Tomato juice 46 oz. .99
Whole grain white bread 1.29
Tortilla chips .99
Cat litter 3.49
Chocolate sauce 1.19

No job for Boo :-(

May 29th, 2008 at 02:42 am

Well another interview and another rejection. I guess I should be happy I even got the interview. I will keep sending the resumes out, but I am starting to feel guilty about killing all those trees! Smile The worst part is having to stay at this job that is driving me to drink!!

I won money! : )

May 23rd, 2008 at 04:50 am

I entered a raffle last weekend for DD3's school and was the winner of $100. Boy that felt good!!

The dragons at work forced out another worker and I have been putting in full time hours. It is such a shame, I finally got the raise and now the opportunity to work full time, but I would'nt want to work for these people for nuttin! Still trying desperately to get out!! Still sick to my stomach whenever I have to go to work!

On the bright side, I did get a call from DD3's school for a job interview and DD2 is taking my resume to HER school tomorrow! Cross your fingers!

Info for unstimulated Turbo Tax users

May 16th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

I received this email from Turbotax today. I chose to have the Turbotax fees taken from my tax return, instead of paying with a credit card. This explains why I have'nt received my money yet:

Dear Valued Customer,

We want to provide you with the most up–to–date information about the tax rebate to which you may be entitled.

Recently, you may have received a letter from the IRS advising you when to expect your Economic Stimulus Payment (rebate). That IRS letter may have inadvertently left off some important information. Taxpayers who chose to have their tax preparation fees deducted from their federal tax refund will receive their tax rebate in the mail, not via direct deposit.

Our records show that you chose this payment option in TurboTax. As a result, the IRS has determined that you will receive your tax rebate in the mail. This may result in you receiving your rebate on a date later than expected.

This situation, while not unique to TurboTax, is understandably causing some concern and confusion. To help further clarify the situation, below is the most current IRS rebate payment processing schedule, as well as additional resources about the tax rebates.

I hope you find this information helpful. If you still have questions, the best source for the most up-to-date information is (see the "Rebate Payment Questions" link).


Bob Meighan

Vice President, TurboTax Customer Advocacy

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10 – 18 May 23
19 – 25 May 30
26 – 38 June 6
39 – 51 June 13
52 – 63 June 20
64 – 75 June 27
76 – 87 July 4
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I'm unstimulated

May 16th, 2008 at 04:54 am

The check never came. I tried to catch up with the IRS, but all I got was a maze of numbers to push and a hang up. We should have received our money by deposit on May 9th. I will try to investigate again tomorrow.
We have had nothing but rain and clouds for weeks. Very depressing. Been fighting very hard againist the depression (I've never really HAD depression before), but not so good. Too much debt, a terrible job and lack of ability to be hired anywhere else.... well, it adds up. Ugh.

It 's May 5!

May 6th, 2008 at 01:42 am

Hope everyone has a great cinco de mayo! We had a lovely Frito-y, cheesey, yummy casserole for dinner! Smile

A raise

May 1st, 2008 at 05:55 am

After 4 long years of waiting, I finally received a pay raise! I'm glad for the money, but it really feels like I have sold my soul to the devil. These people don't do it for you, they do it so you can be obligated to them. We lost another receptionist, she quit, so they are hiring for the other location which means the extra hours I would have worked there are gone. I don't really mind, as I would have used lots of gas to get there! I am learning more back office work and figure I will use the training for more job experience. Lots of bookkeeping stuff. Hope I don't screw it up! :-)