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Ugh--Gas! And Planned Purchases

May 31st, 2022 at 11:54 pm

I can't believe gas is at $5.89 a gallon.  I think I may have to increase our gas budget again.  I'd already doubled it from $100 per month to $200 per month, but now may need to go up to $250.  Even if we don't end up needing it for the cars, DH will start fishing soon and need to pay for his portion of the gas for the boat.  They try to take as many people out as the boat allows, so the gas costs can be split between more people.  That's more important than ever now.

I also need to add a fishing license cost into the next budget I make up, which reminds me, I need to do a budget for June.  I like to be prepared in advance, and usually I would have done this after filling in the budget for the first paycheck of May.  But it has been a busy, busy month and I didn't get around to it.

My Fitbit is acting up.  It has been for a couple of months now, usually after I go in the pool and submerge it, but also the last couple of times I've showered with it on.  It's one made for swimming, but it is also several years old so maybe the water is starting to leak in.  At first it was only freezing it on the clock for a couple of days afterwards while it dried out, but now it isn't giving me even that.  I can still check my steps on my phone, so that part is working, but I use it as a watch just as much as a step counter, because it is a pain to pull out my phone to see the time.  Plus the text messages I get show up on the Fitbit. Or did.  I've tried to reboot it several times, and at first it worked, but now it is a no go.

So now I need to price out new Fitbits and see how much it will cost to replace it with one that can go in the water.  I also need to get a new memory card for the new used camera.  I have $100 in my allowance folder, and can share the memory card out of my handheld back and forth for now, but that is a pain long-term.  I gave one of the kids my old memory card for their game machine when the old camera went belly-up.  I need the new Fitbit first, I think, but it depends on how long it will cost for me to save up for it.  I have no idea what they run now.  The last one was $100 and I doubt they have nothing in that price range these days.

At least my phone is in good working order.  Knock on wood.

3 Responses to “Ugh--Gas! And Planned Purchases”

  1. jokeabee Says:
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    When my fitbit broke I contacted customer service and even though the warrenty was over for my fitbit, they gave me a 15% off code to put towards my next one so that might be an option for you.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:
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    Jokabee--Mine is old, from when this version first came out. But they are having a Father's Day sale right now, so the Inspire HR is only $80 and has free shipping. That's 20% off, so I ordered it. It's exactly like my old one, which I love the style of. I was kind of hoping they had some prettier bands or more color choices by now, but nope. I do have a set I bought that works with it, so I can change colors, but they are not as soft and flexible a band as the one that comes with it.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:
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    My samsung watch broke it's dead. A new digitizer for DH to fix is $30 on amazon and I can buy a "renewed" replaced for $70. I am going to buy something used.

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