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Monday, July 11, 2011

Twice in One Week

What? Exactly. I haven't said anything. I always wanted to visit an Asian store about half hour away from me. Last Wednesday I finally drag my behind and children and drove down there. It always makes me feel at home when visiting that place because they have the TV on and every word is in my language.

The children and I went to the movies on Thursday morning and watched Cars 2. I did liked the new characters in the movie but the movie is all about racing. I am not a sport fan of any kind.

On Friday, we found out that one of the gaming keyboard we bought was defective. We had to return it and buy another one. We use paypal for everything and when we don't have any money there we still use it but the funds comes out of our checking account from another bank.

Well, somehow the switch button did not stay on the one we switch to and charge the amount into the bank account that paypal was set-up from. The good news, (yeah, I am being positive here) the bank they got the funds from don't have enough, (that was $30 for non-sufficient fund fee) and since there is not enough, they transfer money from the savings, (another fee) to cover the fees. So, from paypal not keeping what we prefer to use or the money taking from the other account, we spent less than $50 in fees.

DH woke me up very early on Saturday to check the account where the money is supposed to be taken from. We have plenty, and no charges from the store we got the stuff from. Right away, I knew they hit the other account. The lesson learned, make sure paypal keep the account when switching where they should get the money from. Check it once, twice or even three times. I hate paying fees when I can easily prevent it.

We went to NJ just to cover the whole amount we spent on these office supplies. And since the bank we have there is very close to the Asian store in Parsippany, I drag everyone there and I got some Asian food that I cannot get from the one close to our house.

Most of their produce and seafood are very fresh every Saturday. Make sure to go visit them early in the morning, 9:30 or so. It is very nice to shop when there are not so many people trying to through every isle. However, I think I will stop going there or any specialty food store. Prices are going up everyday, I think and I cannot afford it anymore. I rather work on our vegetable garden or even try to find a very cheap land in the middle of nowhere to start our little farm to be self-sufficient.

That is our goal. I am still hoping and wishing we can still do it or afford it.

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"I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations. I have a continuing program of research (What mother doesn't?) in the laboratory and in the field (normally I would have said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters, (the whole darned family) and already have five credits (four sons & one daughter, 1 joined the working community, 4 are being educated @ home ). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities (any mother care to disagree?), and I often work 14 hours a day (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers, and the rewards are more of a satisfaction than just money."


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