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Cheery's buttling diary: tea in one hand, plant pot in the other, running shoes on

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt Free Diaries
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  • EssexHebrideanEssexHebridean Forumite
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    :j:T:D Hellooooo! *waves* lovely to have another returner (returnee?) to - as Pippi put it, the dark side! :D

    Absolutely with you on debt avoidance too - that's also my flimsy excuse for being back - just the need to regain a but of focus - and more me the "public" thing of posting here just works for that.

    Not sure if it helps, but I suspect you could cut that Telephone/internet quite a bit too - I'm currently paying Sky £35 a month which was a package they offered to match prices offered by BT - that includes TV too so just for the other two there ought to be something lower than that? Suspect it's on your list to look at though! :T

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  • missymoo81missymoo81 Forumite
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    Cheery! You're back, how fantastically lovely to hear from you! How strange though that I've been away for ages too and thought today was a good day to start posting again, maybe it's just one of those days.


    I really like all the gardening and cups of tea talk, very much my way idea of a good time :)
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Yep KC, tis indeed a lot to pay :eek: Possibly understandable though - it's a 100% green tariff, so a bit more expensive than otherwise, the boiler is absolutely ancient and not awfully efficient (but no point replacing til it actually dies). Also we both work at home a lot of the time, and often keep fairly different hours, so the heating is often on from morning til 2 or 3am :eek:
    Then thats really good :j
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  • Cheery_DaffCheery_Daff Forumite
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    Ooh, more lovely people! :j :j

    I will indeed be going through all those bills eventually, just thought i'd waffled enough for one day :o :rotfl: Anyway, not even thinking about any of them until everything is properly merged and all direct debits transferred, poor brain can't cope :rotfl:

    Already wasted £1.50 this morning - was going to walk to yown but left it so late i've ended up on the bus - which is now in a giant queue of traffic so i'm likely to be late anyway, gah! Remind me to walk tomorrow!!

    At least i get lunch paid for today :j
  • DedicatedDFWDedicatedDFW Forumite
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    Cheery - its so lovely to have you back :j I always found your posts inspirational and positive :D

    I have been with my Mr for longer than 8 years and we don't have the joint a/cs thing - i can imagine its hard work getting all that sorted out :cool:

    I saved money today by walking to the station and back with the intention of then picking the car up from home - only to find its broken down :( At least it did it at home but if i'd driven / tried to drive to the station i'd have known it wasn't working when all the garages were still open. Oh well. Think i'm trying to say there may have been a good reason for you being on the bus today :)

    Looking forward to your posts :D
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  • Cheery_DaffCheery_Daff Forumite
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    :hello: hi dedicated :D lovely to see you too :)

    How very vexing about your car!! I am very sympathetic - mine too is currently broken and has been since 28th December... Goes a couple of miles at a time but water tank is full of oil and we're in the process of acquiring a new one... (gosh, that makes me sound like we're stealing it, or building it ourselves!! :rotfl: We're not, clearly :D Just quite picky about what we want, and what we're (not) going to spend on it...) :D

    Fortunately I have learned that my bus fare from today will be refunded :j :j Exciting times :rotfl:
  • *reminds cheery to walk tomorrow.


    :D

    Well done on the refund.
    Total debt 26/4/18 <£1925 we were getting there. :beer:
    Total debt as of 28/4/19 £7867.38:eek:
    minus 112.06 = £7755.32:money:
    :money:Sleeves up folks.:money:
  • rtandon27rtandon27 Forumite
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    :DWhat ^^she^^ said!:D
    ...Fortunately I have learned that my bus fare from today will be refunded...

    Cheery, does that make it a NSD?!?
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    See, we all have your interests at heart :kisses3:

    Oil in the water tank deffo sounds horrible ... hope you get a nice new-to-you one soon :)
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  • Cheery_DaffCheery_Daff Forumite
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    *reminds cheery to walk tomorrow.


    :D

    Well done on the refund.
    i'll be doing one better than that - i shall be walking to the gym, running 4 miles on the treadmill, then showering and walking the rest of he way in a civilised fashion :j :j

    (and before anyone notices that there is no gym membership in my budget, it's because i paid for 3 months upfront on a special new year offer :D once the weather gets nicer (and i've done my triathlon...) i'll see if i want to continue)

    i know what all you beady eyed MSEers are like!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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