After the buying frenzy of Thanksgiving and food for the youth group, I noticed that I had accumulated 700 points on my Safeway card to be used for discount gasoline. The closest gas station that accepts Safeway points is near my work but it is also 20 cents more than my regular gas station so I only go there when I have at least 300 points. Today I redeemed my points for 70 cents off and filled my tank for only $1.20 per gallon. It is too bad that my tank only holds around 12 gallons. I could have bought up to 25 gallons at that price. Oh well, it was fun to see the price drop so low anyway.
While checking my bank account online today, I noticed a bounced check from the company that hauled away my old refrigerator. Not only did the $30 check bounce but the bank charged me $12 for the hassle. I called the electric company who was running the fridge recycle program and they said that yes, they were aware of the problem and would send me a new check and refund the $12 fee. It seems the recycling company suddenly closed and went bankrupt. It sounds like the electric company got scammed to me but I hope that is not it. The electric company does a lot for its customers like offering rebates, recycle programs, and my favorite, selling $8 shade trees. I hope they don't stop their good work.
Today was the last day of school for my nephew. He does have 3 days of finals next week and then he will be flying off to visit his family for Christmas. I will stay here and let my brain take a break from homework due dates and project deadlines. Next semester is already looking incredibly busy. I think that will be a good thing. Maybe it will go by fast.