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Eight Cents

June 5th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

A number of years ago I found a blue colander at a garage sale...enameled, nice size...very handy. Somewhere along the way a screw came loose on a handle and it was lost. I decided that when we were out and about, I would take it to a local Ace Hardware store because it is a small store and the gentlemen have always been very helpful.

We waited for help as he helped someone else, and I showed him the colander and explained I needed something that would fix it...he searched and found something he thought would work and it was... 8 cents. We also bought an end cap for the wagon wheel for the little wagon DH uses to haul stuff around the yard. Even with that, it was $2, far cheaper than buying new.

In other news, we have been saving change for the past year. DH more than I because I rarely buy things with cash -- he pays for stuff when we go out with cash, and I use the credit card for groceries and clothes and pay it off every month. But, when I do have extra change I throw it in. We had three pickle jars -- one was small and the other a little larger...$179 and some odd cents. We deposited it in the bank yesterday as part of our vacation fund.

I'm happy the handle is back on. DH will be happy to have the wheel working again. Plus we are looking forward to a nice vacation.

4 Responses to “Eight Cents”

  1. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    Every small bit saved can lead to something bigger and better. Smile
    Wonderful mends for nominal funds.

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    I went to an Ace Hardware store in another small town I used to live in one day and got amazing personalized customer service from a husband and wife who owned the franchise. They didn't try to upsell me and actually helped me to fix a problem I had. It was an amazing experience that I have yet to be able to repeat since, but a welcome one.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've had good experiences at Ace Hardware stores too.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I agree! Ace is the place with the helpful hardware man. (Really!)

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