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Spending and the Escaping Dog

January 29th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

This week is looking to end on a good note. I have cooked dinner every night this week and haven't spent much money. What I have spent has been on necessities and nothing else. Some of you might not think the cooking thing is a big deal but for me it is since dining out is our biggest budget buster. I am excited about the money we have saved by eating at home. I've already got next week's meals planned and will grocery shop this weekend.

On a different spending note, I think we are going to need to buy an electric fence to keep our dog from digging and escaping the yard. We've tried putting things where he digs but he is somehow able to move them out of the way. He is using his snout to do this and has rubbed the top of his nose raw. He has been chewing away at the fence posts and boards and I can envision a new fence/gate or vet bills to remove slivers in his mouth or stomach in the near future Frown I've been looking online at different electric fences and am a little overwhelemed at the variety and options. Do any of you have an electric fence? If so can you tell me what you like/dislike about it.

We are waiting for my husband's W-2 so we can get our taxes done. We will probably use Turbo Tax again this year. I had hoped to use TaxAct because the federal is free and state is only $13.95 compared to the approx $60 cost of Turbo Tax, but I read that TaxAct is for people who kinda know what they are doing. We will stick with Turbo Tax. 'Nuff said. I don't anticipate a state refund as we always seem to have to pay, besides CA is giving IOU's now. We generally get a federal refund so our plan is to do the taxes and if we are getting a refund, file those first and depending on how much state taxes are, use the fed refund to pay the state. Oh joy!

3 Responses to “Spending and the Escaping Dog”

  1. mooshocker Says:

    Invisible Fence. http://www.invisiblefence.com/. GREAT company. GREAT product. GREAT service. GREAT training. We LOVED them. God bless.

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    We poured concrete several inches deep around our fences at our old house to keep the dogs from digging out.

  3. Little L Says:

    Moonshocker,
    Thank you! I will look into it.

    LuxLiving,
    I don't want to go to that extreme or expense. Besides, I think he would still chew away at the fence boards. He has done that on one side of the house where we have a walkway leading to the front of the house. The walkway is concrete and has not stopped him from chewing unfortunately.

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