My sister mom and I braved the crowds today to head out shopping on Tax Free Weekend. We figured out that it was the first time that we’d all been shopping together since I went to grad school, so, that was fun. While we all had things we were looking for, none of it was dire, so we were able to just have a good time.
Of course, my shopping was rather limited by the fact that I am awaiting paychecks from my new jobs, so, and this is the monumental moment – I opened a store credit card with Bealls. This way I could get some clothes for work and as long as I pay it off within thirty days there’s no interest. I’m aware of the risks associated with store cards, but, I needed the clothes. Besides, it was fun. And, my first paychecks will come in before the interest will be applied. So, after years of turning down the offers I finally caved.
I also took my mom and sis to see Saint Mary’s Hall. The security guards were kind enough to let us on campus so that I could drive them around it. While we were out there, my sis saw some cute looking apartments. We stopped by and they seem pretty promising. I can get a 900+ sq. foot 2/1 for less than what I paid for my 1/1 in Houston. I do need to check out the crime rate in the area, but, if it checks out, I may have found where I’m going to live. This place isn’t as fancy as some of the other places I’ve looked at, but it has all of my non-negotiables.