Hard Drive Upgrade $163
Dinner: Olive Garden Chicken Pasta (Instant Pot)
This is one of the better (non-soup) instant pot recipes that we have tried. Not too dry or watery. Came out "just right". Was probably a million calories, but definitely a good dish for teens with high caloric needs.
MH needed something from another store and so he did a grocery run today.
He seemed overly confident that the unemployment office will cut him a check soon. Just had a brief discussion about that. I am in the "will believe it when I see it" camp. But literally he wanted to upgrade his hard drive, changed his mind when UI was all screwed up. Then he looked at it yesterday, the price had gone up $30 since last he tracked? Then he looked later and the price had dropped $50. He was telling me about that, so I figured when I saw the charge today, was why he pulled the trigger. He told me later that the price dropped briefly for a few hours, he bought it, and then the price went back up.
We can very much afford it. It's just his comfort level with it; he didn't want to buy it (right now) unless he knew we had extra money coming in. He just got some random $10 refund and also had a free $50 gift card (from some electric car survey) and so the $163 he spent was net of all that.
This day was CHAOS. It was probably this day I abandoned doing SA updates. Yeesh! I don't think I had a moment of peace until around 9pm. Everyone had a tale to tell on this day. Lots of drama. Just a long and exhausting day.
$15 Online Concert/Show
Dinner: Taco Rice Salad
I logged into the credit card to check spending, and there was a $90 reward to redeem.
Also, $6 was deposited into my bank account (another monthly credit card reward).
We had't been using the grocery card (capped out annual benefit; will take a month before rewards kick in again). & We didn't use the Target card this month (I just logged in to triple check that the balances was $0, it took roughly 15 seconds).
So... That's the massive amount of time I spent managing rewards this month. 😉 Will invest $96 (total January rewards) some time next week.