Saturday, August 14, 2010

Skype me, baby!!

It's been a good non-strenuous day. Ahhhh. Slept late (8) and had coffee with my hubby. Then Abby and I went to just a few yardsales. I found a gift for my kid (can't tell you what, since they might find out!) and a couple of baby books for a friend. One sale was being manned by four of the cutest little kids you've ever seen...with the cutest little stray kitten that they had found. They were raising money to "help our kitten." Too cute. I bought lemonade AND gave them a donation. Off to Rite-Aid where I had to use $9 in +UP rewards that expired today. Got a couple of clearance items and then hit the dollar spot for aluminum foil, creole seasoning and olives. Paid 77 cents in tax for 7 items. Nice.

This afternoon, at the request of several family and friends, I finally downloaded Skype. I'm already hooked after making a free hour long video call to my sister in Maine. I'm not sure why I waited so long. I'm sure there's no one out there who has not at least heard of this service, but I must say, it's an awesome deal. You can call anyone with a Skype account for free (anywhere in the world!!!) and you can call landline or cell phones for just 1.2 cents a minute. Can't beat those prices!! So to those out there who haven't signed up...time to get on board. My husband refers to it as "star trek" calling:). I'm thinking it will be a life saver when the kids go to college.

Yesterday we took the kids to a movie at the dollar theatre. Prince of Persia. 3 on a 5 scale. We also ate at KFC with a coupon deal. While I was waiting in line for my food, this older gentleman behind me ordered 40 wings. I dug around in my pocket and found a coupon for him. He was pleased as punch, I tell you!! And it felt good to be helping my fellow man.

Tonight our Korean student flies back. She has been with us for 1 1/2 years already and is a senior this year. Again, something I would recommend for everyone. It's been a good experience all around.

Sunday night we have a church picnic and Monday night we are going to a pizza party dinner that we won in the the church auction...thanks Kline family, looking forward to that. Tuesday: School starts. Oh my. Enjoying these last days...


  1. enjoy following you and your family on your blog...keep up the good work...

  2. Thanks, cuz. Do you have Skype yet? I should become a spokesperson:)

  3. Betty and I use Skype Pro (Betty4ns and John4ns). That gives you unlimited calling to any landline or cellphone in the US or Canada for a flat $3 per month. It was a blessing during her mother's final illness.

    BTW: The regular Skype rate is $0.021 per minute, not $0.012.

  4. I'm very interested in being a host family for an exchange student, but we live way out in the country. Do most exchange students live with families in cities? The closest we come is serving as host family for an incoming international college student every year, but that just means taking them out every once in a while - they don't live with us.