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Major purchase

June 30th, 2009 at 01:00 am

Today boyfriend and I finally bought a mattress.

We found a really good deal. Mattress, box spring, free delivery, and sales tax included for $299! It is a really comfortable mattress too, a Sealy.

Now the only other thing we have to buy is at least two dinning chairs. Everything else we are getting from family or can live without for a few months.

Unexpectedly, we are having a dinner party tonight. Boyfriend's two best friends (twins) are in town for only a couple more days (one is marine stationed in Japan and the other goes to school year round in Arizona). Because I pointed out to boyfriend that he doesn't have any more spending money (and can't go to the casino), he invited them over to the condo. Which is fine, but I have to somehow figure out how to feed 4 17-22 year old men who have stomaches the size of Mars on a meal that is only 4 servings (and I mean real servings- not the Americanized servings). I have a feeling I am going to come up with something extra to feed the five of us.

I finally got around to listing about half of the books I had found on half.com. I'll add the rest over the next couple days.

Two more days until we can begin moving in!

4 Responses to “Major purchase”

  1. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Sounds exciting !

    and you can't beat a comfy bed :-)

  2. whitestripe Says:

    GARLIC BREAD! or something like that. cheap, (a little butter, a baguette and some crushed garlic and herbs)

    or try an entree, like an array of dips and crackers, or a soup. even a broth is good as a starter as it is warm and fills you up, and soups are always cheap to make.

    dining chairs = op shops or second hand stores. we've never bought a new chair, we've just looked for good quality ones at op shops. we have a set of 6, that were $4 each, that are those retro styled ones with skinny legs and vinyl coverings, which everyone always asks 'where did you get them from? they're so stylish!' lol.

  3. milehighgal Says:

    One word, pasta! Cheap and easy Smile Hope you enjoyed dinner.

  4. cassandra Says:

    We will definitely buy the dining chairs used. New ones are so overpriced.

    I ended up making some regular spaghetti in addition the pasta I was already making. So the guests have a choice of which pasta they want to eat.

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