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Bought a new Dishwasher

August 8th, 2010 at 01:26 am

I know I said I wasn't going to buy one until the end of the year sales, but this one was too good to pass up.

This weekend, there's a massive sale on dishwashers in one of major appliances store here in Aust (Harvey Norman). Yesterday DH and I (DH was very keen, he hasn't been that happy washing dishes by hand at the moment)thought we should check it out, we thought that even if we don't buy at least it will give us an idea on what we can get for our budgeted $800-$1000 range.

Well, we hit the jackpot when we saw an Ariston Dishwasher for $595 down from $1200! Plus with this weekend sale, they are including delivery fo free (normally cost $60) and double the warranty to 4 years. So basically we were sold right there right then. And then as we walked off to pay for it at the counter the sales lady decided to give us a big bottle of rinse aid, the one that you suppose to use every other month to clean to pipes, it apparently dissolves grease and that. It is normally sold for $13.

As I've researched last week, Ariston is one of the top brand. It is not however the most energy/ water efficient in the market at the moment, but those are about another $1000 more than what we got. But it is not that bad at all. It is still a bit more efficient than our old Asko.


August 6th, 2010 at 01:43 am

We've had 3 NSD so far this month and I'm hoping today would be another NSD. As long as DH don't stop to fill up the car. I guess I will update this later.


August 5th, 2010 at 08:18 am

I tried to make a dentist appointment for this month but they don't have any available on Saturdays until next month. So we need to wait another month for our dental check up and cleaning.

This dentist is through our private health insurance (NIB), they have a Dental Care Centre in the city. According to their current deal, I should get my dental check up for free but I think DH will have to pay some because he used up a lot of his rebate earlier this year when he got injured.

Also by going by 30th of Sept we can go in the draw to win a trip to New Zealand. That would be a bonus.

I'm just really hoping that this dentist will be better than the last one that I went to last year. He was hopeless, my teeth felt so bad and it really hurt too. I had a filling put in but he didn't smooth it out properly, I could feel it with my tongue for few weeks. I decided to never go back there again. And the reason why I haven't seen a dentist for over a year now. I just hope this dentist will be more professional.

JULY and August Budget

August 4th, 2010 at 12:35 am

July was a lot better than expected, we only went over our budget by $41. A lot better than the previous few months.

July Achievements:
-We had 14 NSD last month, so $70 into the Sunny Day Savings
-Have fully funded the Baby Fund for the year.woohoo!
-Only got $500 to go in the Car Fund, this should be done in August.
-Have put in some money towards the principal of the home loan. And now our cash flow is pretty low. This is because DH's reimbursement for hiw medical expenses that was meant to be deposited on our account on the 22 of July didn't happen. Hopefully they will put it into his next pay.

Here's hoping next month will even be better. We really need to see the dentist though.