My husband wanted me to get a keyboard to help me relax, as that was one of the things I relaxed with when I was able to play my piano, which is in storage. Today at Goodwill, we found an electronic keyboard that has 61 keys and a bunch of functions (that I probably won’t use). It did not have the power adapter to it, so we went to Radio Shack to get that. Love Radio Shack, which we paid more for that than the keyboard & stand itself, which was $14.99 (the keyboard & stand).
The keyboard is 13 years old and was listed in Australia for $200. Anyway, it’s nice and we are happy.
We also picked up a Sony DVD/CD player for $4.99 for our son’s room. Our daughter got his DVD player and he got this one.
I was also twice this week able to find blue shorts for our son for school, which today I found 3 pairs for $1.99 each. Even when they are donated and we buy from our son’s school donation program, the shorts are $5 each, so, it’s a deal that we got these 3 pairs for $5.97 total. The ones I bought a couple days ago were $3.19 each, still a deal, just not as good as today.
All 5 pairs I bought look practically brand new.
Now I will need to look for sales for shoes, and I have some time yet.
He should still be able to fit his tops at least through the fall. Our daughter can still fit her skirts and tops, all she really needs are shoes. So, overall, this will be less expensive for clothing wise than last year.
I already bought all our son’s paperback consumables through half.com, so I’m ready there and I already have some of their school supplies leftover from last year. They have really nice backpacks, and they will continue to reuse those, their water bottles and lunch boxes.
This year, since I’m now making money, we will be able to pay for a part of their tuition. When I’m doing really well financially or when G can legally work outside the home, we will be able to afford all the tuition for each child.
My husband loves when he finds stuff that looks good on him at Goodwill that have the brand new tags on them, especially on 50% off Saturdays or $1 Thursdays.
We love good deals, but we are also willing to go through a lot of things and wait until we find what we want.