When God Sends Good Samaritans

12:45 PM

Hello again everyone! I have been so encouraged and thrilled as I have heard news that so many of you have been following this blog! I looked at the traffic tracking out of curiosity and my blog had over 900 views last month! I also have been averaging 3-5 views a day. That is a major thing for me as I have never done that well with my writing. Thank you to everyone who has been keeping up on us and reading! I really appreciate the support. Always glad to hear from my readers too so please leave a comment! Would love to hear from those who are reading this. :)
I sent Jason off this morning for his first day of work. Such a handsome attorney! I am so blessed!

To get back to newlywed chain of events...
We were in desperate need of food and our cable package was in so we called up Jason's local friend from Penn State who lives nearby.
She kindly helped us out! First took us to the cable company to pick up our cable package I had pre-arranged. We then went to the local mall to make a craigslist exchange for a modem and router. It was like $40 for both and what we had researched is a modem alone is even more than that! You take a chance with craigslist but often you come out on top anyway. 

Our friend then took us to go on our first grocery shopping trip! We do not have a Kroger in this area so that was strange! Also the prices of groceries are more here than back home. Taxes are high too. I heard that there are discount stores around here as it's a Mennonite and Amish area. They just love their discount and wholesale stores. We just hadn't discovered them yet at this point so the first grocery bill to last us a few weeks was not as cheap as I knew I could do. 

The experience shopping at a place called "Giant's" was interesting. It was comparable to Kroger in its set up, but not Kroger in the least. When we set up the cable and internet, the modem worked like a charm but we had a few days of frustration with the router. Eventually after trial and error, I determined that I might have blown it by using the wrong adapter..they weren't marked..

Got online and used a coupon and took advantage of Best Buy's specials on routers. No kidding. Got our new one for about $20 and used some more wedding money for this. I gambled and lost $20 but still got a router for cheaper than in the store. These usually cost about $70 or $80. I'd say that it's a win. :)

The next day ANOTHER local friend who was a little farther away from the first one was gracious
enough to take us to Uhaul to drop it off and we went on a household products shopping spree!
We found alot of great things for super cheap at the local Walmart and The Dollar Tree.
I am quite pleased with what we found. My favorite part of the house that week was to decorate the kitchen. Don't my Farberware (seriously spellchecker?) red pots and pans look simply divine? :) Working with what I already had or was given, I think this all came together in theme colors for my kitchen. :) Now of course a kitchen in Lancaster isn't complete without a good Amish and Mennonite cookbook now is it?
Oooh yeah and if you didn't know the secret to marital bliss, Jason totally found it at Goodwill.  Cheap too! I tell ya that place has EVERYTHING! :D
 
Over and out!



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Rebekah Samuel

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