Wednesday, December 30, 2020

I Am So Greedy

Hello all well here's the story for the week. First Happy New Year! Hope 2021 is better then 2020. Now on to the story. I am so greedy I have spend  $1849.00 for the year on take out food. That's right I spent  that much for the year just eating out. It's a disgrace. I will do better in 2021 by cooking more eating out less. I find eating out now with everything that's going on that the food is not as good as it use to be. So why waste money on it right. You know what I could have done with that money?   I also spent $632 on gambling for the year. That's crazy and what have I won about $50 bucks. Darn you lotto I must quit you!

 I have been  watching Downton Abby. You have to see this show from the beginning because it's crazy for the 1920's. There's  plotting, backstabbing, betrayal  almost like a soap opera but better. The family and the servants are a hot mess. I am hooked on this show. You can watch it free on Peacock. They have some good shows on there. Did I mention they are Free!

                                                     Well that's My Story What Do You Think?



Sunday, December 27, 2020


                                                         Hello All Happy Holidays.

Well here's the story for the week. Since 2021 is on Friday and today is Sunday I am starting my challenges early. I am doing the dollar really two dollar a day challenge. I am also trying to use coupons and save the money that I save from using the coupons.

I am trying to get my house ready for the new year meaning cleaning it up, organize stuff and  throwing away stuff which is my passion. I love to throw stuff away. Don't care if it still has the tags on it If I purchased it and have not used it in a year I throw it away or donate it.

So far it's been quite and I like it like that. On Tuesday I have the last of my test and it's on to a new year hope this one is better then the one we are leaving behind.

                                                      That's My Story What Do You Think? 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays


Happy Holidays

Well here's the story since I have not spoken to you for a while. Thankfully everything is quite. No emergencies to deal with. I am just relaxing and getting my library stash of books I want to read ready for the holiday season.
I also keep watching to see when the new unemployment money will be delivered. The last check was this week for me and I was hoping that I would continue to receive my unemployment until March of 2021. But of course the person who I shall not mention is holding Everybody up!
 It's so unfair that people who really need this money is not able to get it for the holiday season and might not get it for the new year. I tell you one person should not have all this power to control people livelihoods.  
But this year and every year I give more then I get I don't believe in getting gifts I am a giver more then a receiver so I give as much as I can and then give some more.

  So that's my story what do you think?


Tuesday, December 8, 2020


  Hello all it's not even the end of the week and I get hit with craziness. First I get a bill from the oil company since I heat my house with oil Cost $506. Then I get hit with a maintenance contract that's another $250. Then guess what happens yep I got a plumbing issue again because the house I am living in is old and things break down. Now I know that bill will be about $300-400. So it's  crazy right. All these bills. Lucky I can cover them for now but what about later.

Let's not talk about my fear of not having enough money to cover my basic expenses in the future let alone right now. I have worry issues that's just me. Well wanted to keep you updated. when they say living in New York is expensive they are not lying

                                                     That's my Story What Do You Think? 


Saturday, December 5, 2020

Not In The Mood

  Hello all well here's the story for the week. The holidays are about 3 weeks away and I am just not feeling it. This year 2020 needs to be over so that people can go back to a semi-normal life wearing our mask of course. Being a women of a certain age I am over 55 ( ok satisfied) my thoughts are more focused on paying my bills, eating cheaply and maintaining my simple lifestyle. The last thing I am thinking about is getting people gifts and spending money. Knowing that in 2021 my house might need some work. I need a new car. Medical bills and drugs I have to buy might go up. And we already discussed my property taxes  the last time we talked. See why I am not in the mood to celebrate. To busy worrying about things that I can not control. So what are you doing for the holidays?

                                                 That's My Story What Do You Think?


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

D**N This Is CrazY

  Hello all well here's the story for today. I got my property tax increase  notice that will be due in January. Thankfully I don't owe them anything . If I had to pay it would have been like $35. Remember this is a property tax increase not the property tax itself. Which when it comes to paying  the full property taxes in June I will have to pay $9,000 for the house I live in and $5,000 for my rental property. Did I mention I live in High A** New York City. I remember when my property taxes use to be $7,000 & $4,000.

I was doing the math yesterday trying to get my budget ready for the new year and I realized that I need  $860 a month for the property tax on the house I live in and around $550 for the rental. Which will be on the selling block come 2021, Reason for that is  I am to scared to rent to anybody until they get this cure for  the Corona Virus. People are so behind in their rent right now  that the candidates for rental now and in the future  is slim to none. So what do you think will  happen in 2021 as far as  the rental market goes

                                            So that's My story for now what do you think?


Saturday, November 28, 2020

Dumpster Diving 2020: Our BIGGEST Haul EVER!!!!



         Hello all such a waste  of good food. I watched this video and got mad and jealous all at the same time.😮. All that food that's being dumped because they had a ice storm in Kansas  and the power went out. So the store told the couple that anything in the freezer for 45 minutes or longer with the power being out the stores has to throw it out. Is that crazy. You would think that they would donate it to the churches or food pantries. Watching this makes me not want to shop anymore if that's where most of the food is going . I should start dumper diving. But living in New York it might be a little tricky. Our laws are more stricter then other states.

                                                        So what do you think?


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

                                     Happy Thanksgiving have a Safe & Happy week.

                                      That's my story for the week what do you think?


Tuesday, November 17, 2020


 Hello all well here's the story for the week. I was cheated. You know that I do mystery shopping and one of the shops was paying $10 When the check comes in it's for $7. I called the  mystery shop company and they have the nerve to tell me that the shop only paid $7. Your really trying to cheat me out of $3 dollars? I argued with them and you know I lost right.

Thanksgiving is in 9 days and I am ready for it to be over with. My dinner will be small and expensive.  Have you seen how much the grocery stores are charging for food. It's crazy. I try to find things I need on sale & 10 for a dollar deals. I still walk out of the grocery store having spent $100. I read where a women said she came out of Walmart having just spent $100. What is this world coming to when you need a part-time job along with your full-time job just to eat. 

Well that's my story what do you think?


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Scary Stuff

  Hello all well here's the story. Scary Stuff Again!!! First scary story I just got a bill from my insurance company stating that the hospital that I had a medical procedure done  in July  will cost $11,000. Which I hope they pay for. They stated in the latter like they always do that the hospital might send me a bill for the services. Then what do I have insurance for if they can't pay this bill. Hello hospital if I have to pay. I am going on the $5 a month payment plan until it get's paid.

2nd Scary thing I just purchased Pfizer stock for $40 a share. Cheapskate me only purchased 4 shares costing me $156.00 through E trade. I use that company to purchase what I call my fun stocks cheap. Like casinos, Walmart, jetblue. Stocks that I would like to have but can't afford so I purchase them cheap through e trade.  If this stock goes up I will be happy if it goes down I am a loser. But at least it won't be a lot of money I lose. Beside I purchased the stock from the money I was getting from dividends from the other stock that I own.

                                                                    That's My Story What do you think?


Saturday, November 7, 2020

Emergency Fund


 Hello all  here's the story so far . You need an emergency fund. Here's why. My bathroom sink has been leaking small drops for about 3 weeks. It was driving me crazy. I finally decided to get a plumber into look at it. Why is the repair costing me $850 dollars. He's giving me  new faucets and pipes underneath the sink. But really that much? Lucky I have been saving my money because where is there to go to spend money ? With  Covid 19 always popping up doing damage to people. This money I am using  would have been for my 7 day cruise to Bermuda  which I canceled a while ago. Guess somethings are more important then others.

It's only the first week in November and I am already worried that I will not make my $60 quota for the month. Since the mystery shopping companies are flaking on me and selling stuff is crazy slow. I know I have 3 weeks but I still worry.

                                               So that's the story so far what do you think?



Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Is It Over

  Hello all well here's the story for the week so far. Is it over?? The elections I am so tired of all of this but yet I am proud to. Because there was so many people  coming out to vote. It made me  proud that this election was so important to  people that they  stood in line for hours to vote. I voted  I did it early by mail in ballot. 

 In other news. I think  I might get cheated out of $18 dollars. Here's why. I did a mystery shop for $18 when I  went to the place to do the shop it was closed until Dec 3. I reported that back to the mystery shop company.  They told me I should have checked before I went to the  shop. No you should never have put the shop on the board for people to do if you knew it was closed. How about that!!. So they might not pay me for the shop. I had another shop that I was going to do for them but the  wait time was about 1 hour. I walked out and cancelled the shop not worth it waiting for an hour for $18 was I wrong? 

 I got a notice from Con Ed that I have to have someone come in to my rental home   to check their gas meters. They leave me a card to call . After calling for 2 weeks I finally got  an appointment. For Sunday between 8-11. Mind you this is a 15 minute check and I have to spend my Sunday waiting on Con Edison. Which  they can be slow as molasses at times. Thank god it's only a once a year check.

                                                     Well that's my story what do you think?


Monday, October 26, 2020

So Expensive

  Hello all well here's the story. I could be broke already. I just got the statement of   what my heart doctor charge my insurance company. Just to walk into the office it $2000. The test were $500. The other misc stuff that I think is crazy and I don't remember having was $285. Thank god for insurance they covered most of it. I have to pay  a $50 buck visit out of pocket. Which is not to bad. I had to see him twice because of a heart problem that has to be looked at. Oh by the way did I mention the heart pills that I have to take has a  $114 dollar co payment.  That's crazy!! Why is our medical services so expensive and forget the dentist they are no better.

I see way people don't go to the hospital unless they really have to. There is always  line outside of the  walk in medical assistance places. They might be cheaper, not sure never tried them.

I am really starting to see why my co-workers always preached never leave your job without your employer  paying for your medical insurance. I see why now!

                                            That's My Story What do you think?



Saturday, October 24, 2020


  Hello all Here's the weeks story. Stressful. Why is food shopping so stressful to me. I went to ShopRite yesterday and it was stressful.  People are on top of each other. They are pushing their shopping carts like they have all the time in the world.   Their stopping and holding conversations in the aisle with others. while people are trying to shop around them. Then when you say excuse me they pretend to not hear you after you have said it loud like 10 times. Is it me but I wish there was a way where you could get away with hitting people at times. When they just don't listen.

 I did  realize something Shoprite has nothing on my Walmart. Walmart is way cheaper and I have room to run, hop and skip without running in to anybody. Other then that I am  getting ready for the holiday season by  selling my  Barbie collection on line.   I need the money to buy a new car. Last I check my car was  25 years old and she is starting to show it in the way that she running. Time  to put old Betsey in to  car retirement 

                                          Nothing special that's my story What do you think?


Saturday, October 17, 2020

They Got Me Twice!!

  Hello all well here's the story for the week. They got me twice!! I went to my car yesterday which sits in my driveway. When I opened my door I noticed that my things from the glove compartment was on my seat. I knew right then and there that someone was in my car. They took the couple dollars I had but left the small coins. I knew I locked my car. I am sure of it. Anyways at least they did not break the glass or damage anything that might need major repairs if they broke it. That was the good thing, but the sad part was this was the second time in  about a year this has happened. At this point I can't even get mad anymore I figure if you had to break into somebody's car for the small stuff . Then you need it more then I do.

 Yes family I voted. I am so tired of the way our government is running I had to make my vote count this year. I had them mail me a mail--in ballot and I voted. I am proud and hopefully the right person  will  win this year.

                                                   That's My Story What do you think?  


Sunday, October 11, 2020


                                                                Hello All

Well here's the story for the week. Finally I  got a check from the hospital. Normally it's me paying them for a procedure. The check was $30. I'll take it. I will put it toward my $20  hustle challenge. This is where I find ways to make extra money outside of the things I already do. Also people are crazy. If your a New Yorker and your driving in New York be careful. People do not care about others even in your car they will run you over. I can not tell you how many near accidents I have had because people are crazy drivers.  Maybe they have all that build up aggressions and need to drive it out. Who knows.  But if I could only get out an beat these drivers with a baseball bat  and get away with it I would be so happy. ( kidding sort of)

I am starting to think of my bad habits and I eat out a lot. So I am trying to watch youtube videos on how to spent $10 on dollar tree groceries and make meals out of them for 7 days or more. This one women made this apple crumb cake  with can apples and  cake mix from the dollar tree store. I might do that only I would not use dollar tree items. I would use store brand Walmart products. My new love is Walmart cheap prices that I am loving.  Went to Walmart yesterday the prices were so cheap I almost cried. Felt like I was back in the  70's. 

                                                 So that's my story so far  what do you think?


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Call the Police!

                                                            Hello All..

Call the police I have been robbed. Here's the story. I purchased a bird feeder from Walmart for $5 this is with food included. I set it up in the tree. after a week it was gone. I have been robbed. Either a squirrel took it or a group of birds. I am not ruling out the raccoons in this area you know they are bandits. I am calling the police. Now I have to replace that one with another one when I go back to Walmart.

October is already scaring me the medical bills from my partner came it. Can you say $70,000 no joke. Thank god he has Medicare. They footed the bulk of this bill. He  only had to pay $50 bucks. If you don't have health insurance life can get pretty scare fast for people like me who stay with something. 

I don't really talk politics on this blog all I can say is the debate between that man in the white house and Joe Biden was better then any reality show that I have seen lately. I enjoyed watching it and I don't watch debates normally.

                                      So that's my story what do you think?


Friday, October 2, 2020

Raining Money!

                                                                Hello All..

Well I had to share this with you. October 1th and it's raining money. What I mean is first  I saved $2.04 on my Con Edison bill. Which  helps because I pay about $200 a month for an empty house no less. Tell you that story later. I got a dividend check for $$20.74 which was unexpected. I also received notice that I will be getting some extra income in the coming months it's around $200. So yes It's raining money. I am so happy and thankful.

I am on the $20 dollar challenge where I challenge myself to  add to my $20 dollars by saving money and adding what I save to to a checking account. I have set up for that and my mystery shopping funds.  I am also doing surveys, playing lotto for a few bucks. I know the lotto thing is a crap  shoot.  The $20 that I start with can help me get the things that I might need to make more money. I will keep you post it on this one. It's October the holidays are coming and the need to save is great because in November for whatever reason I become a spendaholic.

                                                   So that's my story what do you think?


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

So Cheap!

  Hello all  well here's something I wanted to share with you. I was a kid in a candy store yesterday. I walked in to a Super Walmart and it was the size of 3 football fields. This was a super Walmart the one with the supermarket in it. I live in New York and we don't have a super Walmart by me . So I traveled 30-40 minutes to the nearest one and I am so glad I did. Can you say cheap prices? A gallon of Milk was $1.88, Can Soups 50 cents, Banana $25 cents a pound, bag of mix veggies $1.19. My butter that I get in the big size $5.99 normally I pay $8-9 dollars for it. So you see why I got excited and yes I over spent but the prices were so cheap I went into over spending. But I did buy only the things that I needed. Well sort of. 

I will  be going back  but this time  when I do  go back the excitement will be over and the hunt for more bargains will begin. I will tell you this in the car I kept looking at my receipt when my partner said what are you reading a book you keep looking at that receipt from Walmart. Because I could not believe how cheap their products are I told him. .    Doesn't take much to make me happy and today Walmart did just that.

                                                           That's My Story What do you think?


Saturday, September 26, 2020

$5 Bucks

Hello all well here's the story for the week. I got my $5 from taking the Nelson Survey. That was unexpected but I do apricate it. I have been running all week with eye appointments or doing mystery shopping. My mystery shopping company limited me to 3 shops paying $20 bucks each. Tried to get in 2 more to make $100 but they cut me off. Darn!

I was thinking about going yard sailing this weekend but in my area everybody is selling junk. I have enough junk of my own that I need to sell. So I passed on that.

 I have been worrying about what if's lately. What if I don't have enough money to cover my expenses, what if I can't get my food bill under control, what if I lose my partner and his income which supports us both. I realize you can not predict the future. You have to take one day at a time and hope for the best. 

So that's my story what do you think?

Sunday, September 20, 2020

How Much!!!

 Hello All

 Well here's the story so far. It has been a crazy medical week. Fist I had to have a procedure  done in the hospital this pass Friday. Before this time on Wednesday I got something in my eye. I had to rush to the eye doctor. He says I have something called a floater in the eye that will not go away but will lessen in a month or two. When it rains it pours when it comes to medical  situations.

So after my procedure in the hospital.  I get a prescription for  heart medication. Why did the pharmacy tell me it was $55 for a 30 day supply. When I went to pick it up. I almost  told her to keep it. I know why people can't afford their medications it's to darn expensive! Thank god it was not my insulin that's like $700 for 4 boxes. I do have express script which is medication mail order service  but I needed to take this heart medication soon. So I bit my lip hard it bleed and payed the $55. for this medication.

I am so sick of hospitals and  taking new medications  I feel like I am going crazy. So how was your week?

                                                      So that's my story what do you think?



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Money In The Mail

  Hello all well here's the story for the week. Money in the mail love it. I got a letter  from the Nielsen rating people. They seem to want to know my TV watching  habits. So I told them. In the survey letter  was a nice new one dollar bill for my trouble. After I send in the survey they are going to send me $5 bucks. That works for me. I am trying to raise/make about $10 extra a month so that I can continue to do my podcast show I love books . So I do a books &  movie review The  A Hills Book Review & Movies Too Show on Speaker.  It cost me about $3.50 a month now but I got a year special last year. But come December the special is over and it goes up to $7 a month but I say it's $10 because  you never know it might be $10 in the future that way if I keep it I am prepared.

 Prices are crazy the more I shop the more I see it. I went to get a piece of salmon yesterday they wanted $21.99 a pound for fish. I asked the fish man does that fish come with a 14k gold chain and will it cook me dinner. $21.99 a pound is crazy for fish. Food is way to expensive that's why I am seeing less and less people in the grocery story. If food prices keep going up it's only going to be the rich going to them.

                                                 So that's My story what do you think?


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Really September??

  Hello all  well here's the story so far for September. It's all about the medical. I have so many medical appointments for either me or my partner. That every time I get a letter from my insurance  company regarding our medical procedures I get to scared to open it up. Fearing that the medical insurance company will  say I have to pay a whole lot of money. It's scary if you don't have medical insurance and more scary if you do and still have to pay. Crazy right.  I already pay a couple hundred out of pocket for medical procedures  which I am grateful for because it could be much much more.

Garage sales are crazy. I go to a lot of yard/garage sales for entertainment & business purposes. This year I have seen more junk at higher prices. Then in the past few years.  I have  purchased a few things because you know I have a online store so that I can  make extra money  for unexpected bills that pop-up. Anyway I am paying more like $65-75 dollars for a lot of items compared to a couple years ago when I was paying say $50-60 for a whole lot more then what I am getting now. Yardsales/garage sales are no bargain anymore well not in New York city anyway.

I miss my mother have not gotten to see her in 10 months because of the virus things and all the medical appointment. I need a vacation or at least a small  getaway to go visit.

                                                           So that's my story what do you think?


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Doing To Myself

Hello all here's the story for the week. I do this to myself. I read the papers. listen to the news and I get scared. No unemployment extensions of the $600 extra people were getting. People getting evicted from their homes, food prices crazy, no jobs to be had, medical expenses are thru the roof. People are struggling out here and to top it off we still got  this  killer Virus floating around. Yea It's scary and I am scared.

What I have been doing is getting my papers in order, All the bank accounts, stocks, housing information. Finding out what my retirement income will be, shredding all unnecessary papers. Trying to get organized. I never want to be in the position of not knowing where things are and not having enough of something. I am trying to keep the  my cheapskate life that  I have grown accustomed to.

 I know you can not predict the future but if you try and prepare for the presents at least you know where you stand for now anyway.

                                                     That's My Story what do you think?

Friday, August 21, 2020


Hello  All I am such a Sucker!!  Here's  why.  First you know I go to the school to get the free Grab & Go  lunch and breakfast that they offer. Well the last time I went there was this women in front of me that you would  have thought she was in a supermarket. She was taking so long to choose  the few food  items that the school offered . When I got to the items I picked what I wanted but to tell the truth I just wanted the breakfast and milk. I keep going back to the school for the grab and go lunches because they are free but they are horrible in my opinion.  I am a Sucker for free stuff even if I don't  like it to much. 

The lines was crazy I had this thing about Chip NY cookies  People kept saying the cookies were so good.  They were featured on TV and everything.   At $3.50 a cookies they are expensive.   So I stupidly followed the hype. There is a  Chips cookie truck that comes to my area on Wednesdays. I had to get one.  So I waited 1/2 hours on line in the rain to get 4 cookies that cost me $14. Were they good don't believe the Hype. They were ok nothing to write home to mother about. I have to stop being a sucker for what people think is so good. Because to me it's not

That's my story what do you think?  

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Is this Coastal TINY HOUSE COMMUNITY the Ideal Lifestyle?


                                                                    Hello All

 No story today Just wanted to show you this Great Idea! I could so live here and be very content in my tiny house. I love tiny houses. Less stuff, less  money and less stress and very little upkeep. I am in!!.                                               
                                                                   What do you think? 

Thursday, August 6, 2020


 Hello All..

Finally Is all I can say. Here's the story for the week. I  had an old Chevy sitting in my driveway for over a year. It was time to get rid of it. Finally yesterday it's gone. It cost so much in repairs and it was eating to much money to keep it around. Got $100 bucks for it and I was happy. Medical or shall I say Hospitals are a rip-offs you need them but you will pay for their services out the a**. 

 My partner had to go to the emergency room last month. I got the bill yesterday $18,000. for what!!! They said he had a private room in the emergency room. 

There is no private rooms only beds lined up with curtains as separations between you and somebody else., They said he had  test  and medications and all this stuff. He only stayed a couple of hours and they billed him like he stayed for 2 weeks. Thank God he has  good  health insurance because if he didn't I would be paying this bill off $5 a month. What about people who can not afford to even go to the hospital let alone pay a bill like this. Crazy right!    Makes me mad! So far that's about it it's been the Good with the bad this week. So how are you doing & 

What Do You Think?
What Do You Think?

Friday, July 31, 2020

Good Feeling

                                                                        Hello All..

Just a quickie with the pandemic and staying inside a lot I have gotten use to not wearing a bra. So when I have to put on a bra to go outside I get upset. Because you have to wear one when you go out just like your mask. But when I come home the bra come off  Heaven. Just a little personal note..

                                                                      Have a Great Weekend   


Thursday, July 23, 2020


 Hello all well here's the story for the week. Last week I had surgery and it was scary not because of the procedure but the bill I might have to pay . But anyway the doc who did the surgery  did my last surgery and he is so nice. He's a cutie and I think I have a crush on him. He's  about my age in his 50's and his personality makes him so nice. Everybody that I speak to about him loves him. So I have competition  besides his wife ( LOL).

The mystery shops are coming back and I am ready to start working again. I think I will start in August when I am well enough to go back. I am ready to do something because the summer is flying by and since I can not travel or cruise I might as well go to work.

                                                     Well that's my Story What do you think?

Monday, July 6, 2020

Free Lunch


Hello all well here's my story for the past week. First the Board Of Education is giving out free breakfast and lunch for the summer no questions asked. Yes that's me standing on line with my blue protective gloves on and , a big white bag  in my hands. The breakfast is basically a small muffin, chocolate  or  1% milk. and a  apple/orange. The lunch as you can see in the picture is not bad, You get a choice of sandwiches ( this was a turkey & cheese)  in a plastic bag with a bag of sliced apples, pretzels and some hummus ( not sure what that is or how you eat it)  For lunch it was ok. I love the apples and pretzels the turkey sandwich and hummus not so much.


It's been to hot 80's & 90's here in New York to move around a lot . New York is really getting it's heat on this year. So  with me staying  home I am trying to get my old files and paperwork cleaned out. Who needs bank statements from the 80's Not me.

So that's my story what do you think?  

Sunday, June 28, 2020

I Am For The Birds

Hello all well here's the story for the week. I am for the birds I have bluejays and many other birds in my backyard. So I wanted to get them a bird feeder.  Being a cheapskate I went to the 99 cent store, family dollar, dollar tree they only had bird feeders for  certain birds and not all birds. I am looking for all birds. So if you know where I can find a cheap bird feeder let a sister know.

 Had a birthday this past week. Like normal people they celebrate by doing something fancy or fun to celebrate their special day. Me I mowed the lawn in my rental home. Cleaned up the front to make it look nice for when I rent or sell it. Got myself a treat of  a Wendys chicken sandwich and  vanilla frosty.  Ok with  how I celebrated my birthday  I am not a big birthday celebrator anyway. As long as I wake  up in the morning I am fine. My mother did give me a PJ gift card for $100 for my birthday  which I will use at a later time. Thanks Mom!

                                    So that's my story for the week what do you think? 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Darn Money Storm

Hello all have you ever had a money storm rain down on you all of a sudden? Well let me tell you about my money storm. First  when I filed my personal taxes I ended owing the government $4000. So that bill came in. A couple days later the property taxes came in I owed $15,000. because I have two properties and I live in New York. Which we all know the property taxes here are to high.

Then I get a membership bill for AAA ( Automobile Club Of America) which that's about $115 for 2 people. See where I am going with this money storm. It's taking most of the money I had saved up.

I had just finish paying for 3 cars to get inspected and my personal car needed repairs so that was an extra $150. This money storm is throwing me all kinds of ways and not in a good way. .

Now if I could just win the lotto this money storm would be no longer a problem for me because I would  have storm insurance for it. Being my big lotto check.

                                                 Well that's my story what do you think?


Saturday, June 13, 2020


Hello all well here's the story for the week. I am grateful and I will tell you why.  I have a roof over my head, food in my stomach, good medical services and I get up each morning. I am blessed.
 I don't know if I told you  that  I am into birds now. With that I am looking for a bird  feeder for outside. We have so many colorful birds this time of year and I see they are looking for food. You would think the 99 cent store would have bird feeders. They don't I looked on line I am not paying $30-45 dollars not including food for a bird to eat. So I am still looking got any suggestion

My frustration with the new normal now  is you have to wait in line just to go  into a store. Yesterday I went to P.C. Richards there was a line outside just to get inside. People who walked passed the line not knowing there was a line were getting yelled at by the people waiting in line. That happened to me in the grocery store I didn't know that their was a line. If I have to keep waiting in line to get in a store to wait in line I am done with shopping in stores for now anyway.

 Others then that it's been quite no major problems and I like it like that . So what do you think?

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Great Friday

 Hello all wanted to tell you I had a great I mean Great Friday! First when I went to get the free Grab & go from the Public School. You know they give you free breakfast and lunch. Well they were giving out  a package that had cheese, graham crackers, fruit, and some other good stuff. Also their sandwiches were pretty tasting looking to. I basically go for the cut up apples in a bag they are good .

I got my stimulus debit card in the mail. I almost throw that bad boy away but something told me to open it. The government is so sneaky they did not tell us that your stimulus money was going to be in a debit card and not a  government check. Luck thing I opened it and investigated why is some unknow bank sending me a debit card. A lot of people were not so luck  they also though like I did and threw the cards ways thinking that it was a scam. To replace the card  it it will cost you $7.50.  This bank who issued these card will be making a killing on replacement fees I bet.

Also I am just grateful for a new day of waking up each and everyday. I am blessed and thankful.

                                                   Well That's My Story What do You Think?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


                                                       Hello all Long Time 

Well here's the story so far. My gardener which sold the business to  his worker. Never notified his clients that he sold the business. The  worker rang my bell yesterday asking for payment. Mind you they just started doing the yard 2 months ago. The worker was nice and explained to me the situation about how he purchased the business etc. I started to let his company go because we could not see eye to eye on the bill.  But I  can be a sucker at some points so we agreed upon what I owed him already $260 for his work so far this year. I paid in cash and going forward I told him he was being watched and if I don't like the service that he is doing.  On to the next company because where I live we got plenty of lawn care companies.

Free lunch the schools are offering free breakfast and lunch because of  school shut downs. I passed  a school close to my house and the line was not that long. They said that if  people do not get the food for the day they throw it in the garbage. What a waste. So today I am going to get the free lunch and breakfast that is being given to adults after 11.30-1:30 today. Why let it go to waste.

                                               Well that's my story what do you think?

Friday, May 1, 2020

Scary Times

 Hello all well  here's the  story for the week. Scary Times. What I mean by that is that I have been watching videos on food banks and unemployment. I see how people  who have lost their jobs and have no income coming in get on line at  various  food banks at 5 am in the morning  just to get some food to feed their families. I also see how the government has put a lot of people on hold when it comes to them giving out  either stimulus  checks or unemployment. I know I am still waiting on information regarding  my unemployment check status and I have been waiting 4 weeks now.

I am looking  at all of these and counting my blessing that I am still able to  keep a roof over my head, food in my stomach and a car that's still running. Thank you God! I am also looking at why is it that every time I go to the grocery store it's $100 bucks. For those of us still able to afford food  if prices of food keep going up it won't be long before we join the people on the food line for our bag of groceries.
                                                                 Stay Safe & Healthy                 

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Saving Money!

 Hello all well here's the story for today. I am saving money at least a couple hundred a month which is good. My partner use to smoke 2-3 packs a week which here in New York cost$14 a pack. Now that he had a health scare and quite smoking not only does the house not smell of sale cigarettes' I am saving money which is a good thing.

I have applied for unemployment since  the jobs that I was getting  paid for has dried up. I applied in April and still have not heard from unemployment of acceptance or denied. I guess since about 22 million people have applied in all the states the  unemployment office is overwhelmed with claims. Well I hope they  get to me soon I would like my unemployment check. Or at least  send me my stimulus check that they promised.

Times are so crazy I didn't mind going to the supermarket before the craziness. But  now it's like a chore I hate. I am trying to ration  my groceries so that I only go to the grocery store once a month. For me going shopping has become  to stressful you have to wear masks, gloves, dodge people wipe down everything and everyone. My god when is this all going to Stop!!!

                                                          That's my story what do you think?  

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Good News

Hello all well here's the story for the week. Atleast I been getting some good news with all the crazy things that's been going on. Good news I read that all state insurance policy holders will be getting a 15% credit on their policy because of the virus problem we are having. That means I should see a credit on my charge card  from them soon.

Good news. I see since a lot of people are staying home my online stores have seen an increase in people buying which is pretty good from me. Because I always say every little bit counts.

Good news I am glad the stock market is coming back a little because I am taking a blood bath when it comes to my stocks and bonds. So if the markets come back even a little that's less money I am losing. To me that's good news.

Good news yesterday I had to go to the pharmacy and yes I purchases a little bit of junk food but I got a senior discount which  gave me 30% off of everything I purchased which was about a $10 dollar saving in my pocket. I'll take it!

Good news I got up this morning drank a good cup of coffee and still have a roof over my head any time I can do that it's always a blessing and good news.

                                                    So that's my story what do you think?

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Happy Wednesday


Hello all well here's the story for today. Bills I keep getting them even though we are on lock down until this virus thing is over. I know I though since I have a stay at home situation my bills would stop for a minute. Not happening. So I called Con Edison because they are suppose to come into the home and check the meter. Con Edison said that's not happening so I had to read the gas & electric meter myself and tell them the number. Which was good because I had a credit on my Con Edison bill which  was a blessing.

Also I am getting a lot of calls from real estate agents who I called about renting my rental in the early part of  the year. They are calling me back now to see if the house is still  empty . I don't know why they are calling  since mostly everything in  New York  and outside of it  are at a stand still. I have been telling them I will get back to them when things go back to normal I guess.  I am not ready to rent yet beside who's looking at rentals now with New York being on Lock down?

My ways to get income has dried up for the moment because of the Virus. So I am trying to figure out ways to make money on the internet any suggestions?

So that's My story What do you think?

Sunday, March 29, 2020


Hello all well here's my story so far. Being what the situation is which is staying at home until.. Who knows when. We are faced with some pretty tough challenges ahead of us. For me  that the places I normally order from  are closed. ( which I don't do to often) and with my partner not cooking as much as they use to the job now  is mine or we don't eat) Not sure if that's a good thing or not. I have challenged myself to learn how to reuse what I have to make leftovers. I have come to realize  that what I  was running away from  away from which was cooking is not to bad if you plan your meals and make them last for a least 2-3 days. Which I am working on doing. I will confess I am not the best cook, Heck I am not even ok but we can eat it and be thankful for it.. 

Also I am looking  at what I have at home and trying to make it last since the last thing I want to do is go back and forth to the grocery story. It was already stressful with out this Virus now it's more stressful to me. Because you have to be extra careful and wipe down everything. Put gloves , mask and extra layers on. Wipe down your food, shoes, mail. Oh my god this is so much to do and remember but it's for the best either do this or get sick.

                                                                       So that's my story what do you think?

Thursday, March 26, 2020

My Life Now

 Hello all well here's my week so far. This is my life right now gloves, mask and a lot of Lysol spray, wipes and hand washing. I want to know what were people doing before all of this? Was nobody washing their hands. Why must we be instructed over and over again to wash out hands. That's part of being clean or so I thought. Well  when it comes to wearing the mask I feel like I am suffocating, Yes I do wear it but it's so uncomfortable to wear.  I have to force myself to wear it because of the safety factor. But every chance I get to lower it from my face to breath air I do.

Also  with most things closed except for the basics places. What else can I do but clean my house and start getting ready for yard sale season. I am making a pile of stuff to sell as we speak and I mean I have stuff.  What you need I probably have it!

Nothing really special to report living once day at a time  while saying this to shall pass.

                                                                        Be Safe and Careful out there.

                                                                     That's my story what do you think?