Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Exercise ball purchased at Aldi's for special needs kid. Coffee carafe from Xpect. Great grip on it (really important for me, with my hand issues) picked it up as I saw it. 2 carbon monoxide alarms (one here is being wonky, batteries changed, wonky again. I suspect it's aged out. Date of manufacture is 2003, I have no way of knowing when it was installed, however. @@ So, for our safety, I now have 2 including a fancy-schmantzy one that has a digital read out, never needs a battery for it's life of 10 years. Both will be coming with me when I leave. Final purchase: a LED solar powered spot light for the driveway. Although there are 3 sets of 2 each floodlights at different corners of this home, they don't work, an electrician was here on other matters and told me that if I wanted it looked into (and it would take hours as this house is "interestingly" put together, it would be on my tab, not the landlords. So, no thanks. I do have a porch light that illuminates in front of the garage a bit, so that has been a help. This is also motion activated. Really cool, literally just came in to Home Depot. $28. No electrical hookup needed, and another item that will go with me when I leave this rental. I wasn't sure if I'd need 2, so I'll have one put up, see how it goes, get another as needed.