Last week when Cliff and I were at Walmart, we saw rack after rack of coats on clearance. Unfortunately (or fortunately, however you want to look at it), we're neither one in need of a casual coat. If I could find a nice coat worth the money, one to wear when I go shopping or someplace, I'd grab it. I've been perusing Kohl's and Target clearance online; so far, nothing has been cheap enough to suit me.
I filed our income taxes Friday. Although I've been confident that our refund wouldn't show up in our checking account this soon, I've checked every day. Funny thing is, I was looking for that big fat federal refund; so the measly little $500 state refund sat there for two days before I noticed. And trust me, we're not so wealthy that we consider $500 to be chicken feed! It just goes to show that if your sights are set too high, you can miss the treasure that's right in front of your eyes. I still can't believe a refund showed up only four days after I filed our taxes online.
I have to visit the doctor's office before I can get any more of my blood pressure pills. Yesterday I called to schedule an appointment with a nurse-practitioner and was put on hold. After five minutes of waiting, I gave up. I'll try again today.
It's snowing; so what else is new? This round isn't supposed to amount to much. The forecast low for tonight is five below zero. The forecast for Sunday has a high of fifty predicted, and highs should remain in the forties and fifties for the following week. Won't that be nice?
Cliff has a review and a raise coming up at work. This will be his last raise, I believe, before he retires. From what I've seen since I've been on Social Security, we'd better enjoy it. Raises are few and far between when you're retired. And the raises you do get are downright pathetic. I keep raising the percentage of his check that goes into 401K, knowing this is our last shot at retirement savings.
That's your daily report from Redneck Central. Have a great day, everybody!