Spendy week part 2

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Spendy week part 2
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Tue, 02-12-2013 - 9:28am

Ugh, it just continues. Between now and next Wednesday I have to go to the airport and back 5 TIMES!!! I dropped my Mom off today, I am travelling Wed and Thurs, taking my ssiter back on Sunday and picking my Mom up next Wednesday! That's a lot of gas (at least two tanks)!!! I do get reimbursed from work ($50 each trip), but now the majority of that is going into the dogs account to pay for their daycare!

I also had to get them up to date on their shots. It was actually lower than I though ($300). I compared to the last vet and they charged $450 for the same shots. It goes to show that shopping around really can make a difference.

So the good news: CC is still paid off. All of this is coming from the sinking funds. They are pretty depleted and I may need to borrow from the car account to fill up the tank, but aside from that there is money there. I am putting in my expenses today and will be getting a pretty big reimbursment in the next two weeks so I can rebuild the dogs fund.

All that to say, I will just keep on keeping on!

 


Bex -

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Registered: 12-31-2010
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 4:52pm

Why are you dropping folks at the airport?  We all get there ourselves and then leave a car in the parking areas? 

Yes, dogs are spendy, one of ours is having a hard time and I don't really think she will see 2014 (Cocker, 11 yrs old with a fatty tumor and blindness.)  The other pesky one will probably live another decade or two, but maybe by then my DD will take him to HER house since it is HER dog.

We will babysit dogs when these are gone, but no more dog parenting for us as it really is a huge expense and hampers the ability to just get up and go places we want to travel to.

You will get through the spendies and maybe that man in your life will put a sparkle in your week this week as well???

-Marie

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 5:35pm

How exciting though that you haven't had to pull out your CC! 

 

Serenity
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Registered: 04-10-2003
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 10:01pm
Awww Marie, sorry to hear about the sick pup. Yes they are super expensive, but I can't imagine my life without them! I'm pretty lucky in that my mom is close and can come by, but she is older and can't walk them (they're 50 and 60 lbs) so I still need to make sure they get exercised. I totally get the point though about wanting to have the freedom to just get up and go. With these two, I have to plan everything in advance. I am driving my Mom to the airport because this is the first time in 17 years she has worked up the courage to get on a plane by herself!!!!! My mom suffers from depression, but in the last 8 months has really turned a corner. She lost over 100 lbs so far (!!!!) and is actually going out with friends (something she NEVER did). So when she said she wanted to go on vacation to visit her sis in florida but was worried about the airport, I literally drove her there, showed her her gate and walked her through it (well as far as security would let me!). Progress! As for my sister, similar issues. She is in her last year of nursing and the poor kid worked 84 hours last week in the ER (plus school and her parttime job). She broke up with her BF and is on the verge of a breakdown, so I told her to come home for the weekend and stay here. I'm really worried about her. She has SAD pretty badly, and it has taken her years to get this far. I hope she can keep it together for a few more weeks. As for the sparkly present, not likely :) We're not there yet. Plus we don't celebrate Valentines (we actually celebrate Mulligan day . . . its a day we invented when BF got really sick on Valentines and called for a do-over. Its stuck and since that day, we skip Valentines . .. we're strange I know!!!)

Bex -

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Wed, 02-13-2013 - 7:57am

Oh hear you on the spendy week.....I just paid for my Ikea purchases and other expenses....ouch. That ikea was just not planned for but we love it(stand alone pax wardrobe).We used to have my husbands's clothes on a shelf that snaps together, you know the ones that go in a garage. This way all is put away and neat and tidy! and the other expenses. Just paid off that expensive dinner with my son who turned 16....so yummy at the Keg but you know what I am saying!! Ouch again.!

We don't have dogs right now. I'm kinda glad, that would be overwhelming lol. Good luck with them. So happy to hear that about your mom as she has come a long way, and hope sister can pull through and complete her course. That is a lot to deal with. But she will be so happy when it is done.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 02-13-2013 - 9:31pm

Sounds like a really busy week! Wow.

You can do this :) You sound like the rock of the family, what a truly wonderful gift for your loved ones.

I love the Mulligans Day, totally cool. Dh is working tomm during the day but wants to do something even after a 12 hour day...that is his romantic side...it doesn't come out often so I'll take what I can get. Actually, that is not true - he is VERY romantic, he just has no idea how to express it, lol.

Onto better weeks!


Dee

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Registered: 11-15-2011
Thu, 02-14-2013 - 10:18am

Bex,

I just wanted to say that I think you are a wonderful daughter and sister  : ) 

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Registered: 11-15-2011
Thu, 02-14-2013 - 10:18am

Bex,

I just wanted to say that I think you are a wonderful daughter and sister  : )