Banking for change
Sunday was a crazy day but when isn’t a Sunday crazy. After all the church things Hunni and I decided to take the afternoon for ourselves. We stopped by Panera Bread and enjoyed a leisurely lunch filled with great conversation. I enjoy those little date times with Hunni when we can just be ourselves and not Lt. Cynthia or Lt. Russell (even if we were in uniform 🙂 ).
Then I was on a mission to find a dress to wear to a wedding we have to go to in a month. Sure I have a dress that I could wear and wore to a wedding last August but I wanted a new dress. And TJ Maxx was a great place to look for a variety. Unfortunately the only dress I found that I even remotely liked made it look like I had an intertube around my hips. Not to self: Stretch is not always my friend.
But Hunni had fun looking in the housewares department. We have completely opposite tastes in decorating. I’m more minimalist and lets just say he picked up an Ed Hardy coffee mug and said “I want this.” No way, Jose! But I did give in for one purchase…
Not my style at all. Hunni pleaded his case by saying we could easily save $200 in change in this bad boy and then spend it on something fun. We have a bad habit of not saving change and just spending it as mad money. His biggest selling point was that he couldn’t fit his hand in the mouth of the jar to fish out the quarters. I quickly thought of a way to get out of purchasing this monstrosity. I figured it had to be at least $25 so I told him we could buy it if it was under $20. Imagine my chagrin when I turned the thing over and saw this…
Yep I had to concede and purchase the darn thing. Hunni proudly carried it out of the store like his new baby. He set it in its new home nestled next to our entertainment center and beamed like a proud papa.
Who knows what we’ll do with the money we’ll save in here but I don’t want to be the one to lift it when we take it to the coin counter. I made Hunni promise he would do so to avoid more back injuries (to me anyway) and because this bad boy is heavy without the change in it.
At least it was a fun afternoon. No I just have to convince Hunni one is enough since they had two others in different colors and shapes he would like to give a home to. One is plenty.
Do you save your change? How do you save it?