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Project Renamed

May 11th, 2010 at 02:05 am

The Soldier Project is officially renamed the Marine Project. I have been informed by my son that he is not a soldier, he is a Marine. To all Marines out there, no insult was intended. I plead ignorance and ask forgiveness!

We assembled 26 of the 38 personal care bags. Once we got started it was hard to stop. Each student was going to do one bag and that turned into 6 bags each very quickly. America used to have work parties. Kind of like the Amish do now with barn raising canning parties, and quilting bees. Working together made the whole thing fun and time just flew by.

I stopped at CVS tonight:
5 always pantiliners, 2 stayfree pads, 2 reach floss, 1 CVS shampoo, 2 30ct cotton swabs after coupons and 4 ecbs I paid .68 (everything gets donated)

Next stop Walmart:
2 visine, 4 benedryl topical sticks, can of 12.5oz white breast chicken after coupons = .76 (all but the chicken will be donated)

Last stop Safeway:
1 dozen eggs, 1 eating right dinner, 2 boxes cereal, 2 boxes BC cake mix, 2 cans BC frosting, 1 box BC brownies, 2 gal milk after coupons and $4oyno = .74

The clerk was using the automatic change machine so I grabbed my change and left. Out of habit, I checked my change and realized other folks must have left their change, because I had $1.07 in my hand. So technically after coupons I made 33cents.

I think I'll offer to bring a cake and ice cream to this weekends triple birthday celebration.

5 Responses to “Project Renamed”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    True. Marines don't want to be called anything other! Army has soldiers, Airforce airman, Navy sailors and Marines are marines. Great job with your project.

  2. pjmama Says:

    That's right... and this girl is a soldier Wink

  3. Homebody Says:

    haha do not make that mistake again!

  4. Miz Pat Says:

    This is a great project. Tell me what you put in the bags - maybe I could do this for our local Marine Corp Base to send to their guys deployed.

    I've been trying to think of some way to serve those who are keeping us free.

  5. elisabeth Says:

    There are 9 items and they fit in a regular brown paper lunch bag: package of razors (2-12), deodorant, dental floss, toothpaste, toothbrush, travel pack of cotton swabs (30-50), shaving cream/gel, wipes and bodywash/bar soap. Also included for females are feminine products, so their bag is bigger. I am also in the process of acquiring more of everything listed plus visine, benedryl sticks, stayfree pads, and treats. I know it sounds like I spent a lot of money but over a 2-3 mo period it is only $100+/- and most of that is tax. And, to be honest I found that had I been more patient even that would have been less.

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