Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Devil Drives
About a month back, I asked DJ if I was going to pick him up or if his roommates parents were going to get them for Christmas break. Him and his roomie(which I really like and feel bad for him at times, his fam is a bit of a mess. They love him but no one knows what is going on.) talked and his roomie said that I could choose which way. I said I would pick up since it was a Friday pickup and both parents work. Then about two weeks later, DJ said that his roomie's dad was getting them and I was driving back. Ok, fine. Then about a week later, DJ said that his roomie's mom was coming to get them Sat. Then Thursday, the mom backed out and I found out at about 6pm. So the dad was trying to get his sister to get them. So as I stood in the Dollar Tree, I lost it and said I'm leaving in the morning and I'll get you DJ. If the kid wants a ride, he is welcome, otherwise, they can try and find someone.
I left Friday morning at 10am. I got back at 11:15pm. I'm either a good mom or an idiot.
I told his roomie from here on out, I'm driving DJ. If he wants a ride, he is always welcome. This is the only way to deal with this. Not fair but at least, I know what is going on.
When I got into Muncie, we had to wait a bit for his roomie to pack but it was fine cuz I chilled on DJ's bed. Then I wanted food. A grouchy woman can only live on pork rinds, grapes, and beef jerky for so long. Whenever we are in Muncie, I make DJ drive. He knows where everything is. I drove Den's car since its a hybrid and we would save on gas. As DJ was driving, some idiot almost hit us. DJ handled it well and the catastrophe was averted. We were laughing that we would all just get out of the car, pick a direction and start a new life under an assumed name rather than face Den. He is a bit of a nut about his car. Right then, Den called. HE KNEW!!! He said there was a disturbance in the force.
After dinner, I drove the rest of the way home in heavy traffic. YUCK.
I woke up to a beautiful pile of oatmeal cookies.
Our friends dropped off this damned cookie jar with cookies in it. My bestie Donna won it at my MIL's house on Christmas and abandoned him. Den and I felt the need to return it late one night last year, it was an awesome stealth mission. I have the feeling that they will be getting it back.
This was not the greatest year that I have had finding free money!!! I guess I should do what the woman at the liquor store was doing-panhandle and then use the money to buy scratch offs. Needless to say, we got liquor and a show on Sunday(How is it we go in to the liquor store for a $13 gift and spend $166. Den said it is because we are drunks and we buy alcohol for our friends that are drunks. Makes sense). Might I say, that Antioch's finest are hot as hell when they look pissed. Ok, I'm off track again.
Anywho, this is the 2015 tally.
$23.85 SavingStar cash deposit
$21.65 SavingStar Amazon gift code
$10 Swagbucks- Amazon gift code
$129 Pinecone Research
$10 Beer rebate
$24 Wine rebate
$25 MyPoints gift card-Macy's
$10 MyPoints gift card Panera
$20 MyPoints gift codes Amazon
$255.92 Points from Bank of America
For a total of $620.67
It looks like 2016 will be a much better year in the free money category. I have a lot of accounts that weren't quite ready to be cashed in so at the end of 2016 they will be ready.
And that's the mess that I have for you today!