Sunday, 9 November 2008

Saturday spend

I spent $7 on tea and danish for my friend and I this morning on my way to the Humane Society and that's it. I had intended to stop at the plaza afterwards and start my Christmas shopping, but the items I wanted for my mum (slippers) haven't arrived yet, so the motivation for that dissappeared very quickly. It appears I'll have to wait another week or so to start.

I was at the shelter this morning for a photoshoot. Last year, the Carcross posties had a fundraiser for us (Carcross is about an hour south of Whitehorse) and presented us with a cheque for $2600, which was a fantastic donation. This year they managed to almost double their collected amount and presented us with a cheque for $4000! Amazing! Carcross is a big cruise ship day trip destination, so a lot of the people who donated were just visitors, away from their homes for several weeks and missing their pets. One cruiser apparently made the bus driver stop specifically so she could drop $20 into the collection tin. She'd seen it on the Internet and wanted to contribute.

Anyhow, it's important for the board members to show up at as many fundraisers and promotions as possible, and I really like to be there to support my friend, the administrator, too. This shoot was really fun. The photographer for the paper took the pictures (his own as well as at least 4 others') and we should see ourselves in the paper next week. How fun! That's us at the top, there. One of the posties has a puppy called Melvin, who's actually going home next week, and that's Odie, who is still looking for a home. He's a bit overwhelmed with all the goings on, poor little fella, but a lovely boy.

Wednesday's pay was 1/3 of what I normally get because of my holiday, but I still made sure to put a little bit into each of my savings accounts. It appears that my princess might need another visit to the vet for an ear infection in the very near future, but I'm going to keep an eye on it over the several days and see how it goes. My vet account is rebuilding nicely after Bylaw's dental expenses, and I still have $125 in my car account after paying the insurance last week. While the pay was comparatively small, even after all my transfers, I still have enough for grocery bits & pieces plus my international stamps for Christmas cards.

An early night for me tonight - I have to be up at 5:30 to get to work. After a dinner of baked potato and sausage, I will most likely just head straight to bed, even though it's still early. I still have lots of time to do some reading, too.


Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-what a brilliant day and well done on the amount raised too, fantastic!! Well done for keeping on track with your budget, despite the lower paypacket this month!

debtfree2009 said...

Great job on the fundraiser for the shelter.

Megan said...

Great job, and thanks for your nice comment on my site too. It's so nice to see someone who really cares and is very involved in making a difference. Good for you.

Frugal Dreamer said...

Oh wow! That's great! :)

Frugal Dreamer said...

PS: I love the new look of your blog. The side bars and such! Looks great!

Canadian Saver said...

That's a great reason to get together and pose for a photo!! I love animals too, should get involved at the local shelter.