Lame update today, but a few people were concerned about the balance of the gift cards I bought off eBay. I am happy to report that they arrived with exactly the correct balances.
I am somewhat less happy to report that I did buy a shirt at Anthropologie while checking the balances. It was full-priced and everything! Now, like a dieter who cheats by having a piece of cake, I feel like the no-clothes-buying is already broken so I may as well go all out and eat the whole cake/spend all the money.
Luckily, the closest Anthropologie is 5 miles away and Chad has the car today. I’m hoping the urge to splurge will pass before he gets home.