Thursday, December 11, 2014
Which brew will I choose
I've been working on trying to use up our perishable food and opened food before our move. The moving company will move nonperishable food that is unopened (but will move spices that are opened, don't quite get that), so I've been going through the cupboards and the fridge and freezer and making meals around what we have to use up.
I did realize we had four coffees opened so I'm trying to use those up. I've been having fun putting different combinations together, especially since I don't want just a pot of decaf (I do have to be awake to work LOL). My favorite combination so far has been 2 scoops of French Vanilla, 1 French Roast, 1 Dark Roast, and 1 decaf. I mainly just put one of decaf in every pot of coffee to make sure it gets used up. So far my efforts are working; I have managed to use up the French Roast and the others are way on their way to be empty by the end of the month when we move. If we should happen to run out of coffee before the move, we'll use K-cups. We've been stock piling those when the local store does their $5 Fridays where you can get a box of 12 K-cups for $5. That's more reasonable to me than the $9.99 or more you might pay for 12 K-cups. (I sure like the convenience of it though).
We found a rental house in Prescott. Got approved and now have to send the deposit, the pet deposit, prorated 1st month's rent, etc. In the process of calling the utility companies to set up service. Silly us, we never transferred the utilities here out of hubby's dad's name into our name but faithfully month after month year after year (4 years in January) have been paying the bills. All of them are on Ebills and I pay them online through our checking account. Called the gas and electric company yesterday to see if I could get a reference letter so we wouldn't have to put a deposit down for utilities in Prescott and was informed since the account was not in our name, we had to transfer it to our name and then it would be considered new service so they couldn't give us a reference letter, despite the fact we had been paying it for four years. I get it and I know it was our fault for not changing it over soon, but its interesting they took the money monthly not caring who it came from but now aren't willing to work with us that we had paid the bill. Lesson learned. Thankfully so far the electric company in Prescott doesn't need a deposit, they ran our credit and saw it was excellent (that was her words, not mine, but I know we have good credit). We'll see tomorrow when I call the gas company and the water company there if we will need to put deposits down or not. I'm wise now; putting the utilities in both my name and hubby's and we are also changing over the other utilities here in our names too.
Probably will move the week between Christmas and New Year's.
Its weird the difference between there and here. There in Prescott you pay tax on your rental house, on the rent monthly. It is a 2% tax added on to the rent. We never paid tax like that before unless there was a tax assigned here and it just got included in the rent and we didn't realize it was a tax. Now there's two amounts, rent plus rent with the 2% tax.
However, a dog license there is $6 a year, $30 here for 3 years. Driver's license there is $25 and it doesn't expire until you are 65 years old. You just have to go every 12 years to get a new picture and a vision test (this is for the state of Arizona). Driver's licenses here are $31 and last for 4 years.
I'm sure we'll find a lot of other differences in the months ahead. Looking forward to it.