5/27 - GPS IIF-1 Launch

The first GPS IIF Launch happened last night from pad 37B at Cape Canaveral, FL. Here is my video from Watts Park, Merritt Island, FL. There was pretty thick clouds last night, which made the video pretty short but even when the rocket disappears, you can still hear the rumble.

5/23 - CVS & WAG

CVS #1
3.99 Nair Bikini
4.00*2 Old Spice Body Wash
1.50*2 Newspapers
= 14.99
-4.00 ECB
-6.99 ECB
-4.00 BOGO Old Spice Body Wash
+.90 tax
=.90 OOP, +$8 Body Wash ECB

CVS #2
4.00*2 Old Spice Body Wash
4.00 Gillette Body Wash (didn't get ECB cause the limit was 2)
1.59*4 Sobe Lifewater
-1.59*2 Sobe Lifewater BOGO
1.50 Newspaper
= 19.86
-2.00 ECB
-6.99 ECB
-1.59*2 Sobe Lifewater BOGO Q
-4.00 Old Spice BOGO Q
+1.01 tax
=1.52 OOP, +$8 Body Wash ECB

Then I returned the Gillette Body wash and got a 4.24 Gift Card, which makes it a better day.

Grand total: Bought $30.85 worth of merchandise at a cost of $2.16 (and got 3 newspapers too) which is a savings of 93%

WAG
#1
2.99 Colgate Toothpaste
+.18 tax
=3.17 OOP, +

#2
2.99 Goody Updo Barette
-2.00 RR
+.18 tax
=1.17 OOP, +3 Goody RR

Grand total: Bought $5.98 worth of merchandise at a cost of $1.34 which is a savings of 77.6%

5/16 - CVS & WAG


CVS
2.99*2 Herbal Essences
1.88 Dial Soap 3 pk
6.99 Blade 5 Razor
1.99 J & J Floss *Monthly Deal
1.50*2 Newspapers
-12.00 ECB
-1.00*2 Herbal Essences Q
-1.00 J&J Floss Q
+.48 tax
=5.32 OOP, +6.99 Blade ECB, +2.00 Herb Ess ECB, +2.00 J&J Floss ECB, +1.00 Dial ECB, which is a cost of 5.33

#2
2.99*2 Herbal Essences
1.88 Dial Soap 3 pk
6.99 Blade 5 Razor
1.99 J & J Floss *Monthly Deal
1.50*2 Newspapers
-12.00 ECB
-4.00 ECB
-.50 ECB
-1.00*2 Herbal Essences Q
-1.00 J&J Floss Q
+.21 tax
=.55 OOP, +6.99 Blade ECB, +2.00 Herb Ess ECB, +2.00 J&J Floss ECB, +1.00 Dial ECB, which is a cost of 5.06

GRAND TOTAL at CVS: Bought $39.68 worth of merchandise at a cost of $10.39 which is 74% savings!

WAG
1.00*2 Stride Gum
1.99*2 Potting Soil
4.49 Old Spice Body Wash
3.99 Old Spice Deoderant
-5.00 RR
-3.99 FREE Old Spice Deoderant wyb Body Wash
-1.00 Store Q wyb 2 Stride Gum
-2.00 Store Q ($1.00 off each Potting Soil)
+.75 tax
=3.22 OOP, +4.50 Old Spice RR, which is a cost of $3.72
Bought $14.46 worth of merchandise at a cost of 3.72 which is 74% savings!
From Watts Park, in Merritt Island, FL, at 2:20 pm EDT:

Gardening

My first tomato of the year (I wish I was Dan Quayle so I could spell it tomatoe).
We also have a single planted rose bush that has a nice bloom on it right now.
I am growing cuttings in smaller pots from my grandparent's house as well. After my grandmother died, my grandfather planted a rose garden. He even got a sign that says "Elizabeth's Garden" and the cuttings are from those roses and others on their property. I hope the cuttings root well so I can plant them before the heat of summer.
Tomato bushes. I have about 6 on the right in a line that are very large now and 4 on the left that are smaller. I had to replant seeds during the spring because of cats digging them up and the coldest winter I can remember here in Central Florida.
Corn! I love summer corn and I'm hoping these get bigger. Makes me remember that I need to fertilize.

Did you plant anything? What is the best thing for where you live?

Meeting Pioneer Woman

Wednesday night, Pioneer Woman (aka Ree Drummond) came to Orlando to sign her cookbooks. She stayed up on a balcony all night. See the video later in the post about her feelings on balconies.
I met some really nice people, and we talked the whole time.
She asked every single person a question or two and we asked her about visiting Florida.
It was amazing, even though I was downstairs most of the night and waited 4 hours to get my cookbook signed. My greatest surprise was that her voice was higher than I imagined an Ethel Merman impersonator's to be. But she was so gracious and spoke to all of us individually, which is why it took longer.

video