Weekend Expenses

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Weekend Expenses
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Thu, 01-17-2013 - 10:54am

I love to see all the activity on the board!

What is everyone up to this weekend? Big plans or just lay low plans?

I work most of the weekend. That should keep my wallet closed. I might need to pay the boys some allowance. I feel a chore list coming on!

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Avatar for turtleemom
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Registered: 07-25-2007
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 11:43am

I need to grocery shop. ($125 budgeted for the upcoming week) I'll meal plan today.  The dogs need food ($65) and I need household stuff ($50 budgeted).  We make our first car payment to FIL-waiting to see comissions check to decide how much. (starting balance of $6,000)  DS gets allowance also ($20).  Quiet weekend.  I'm going to teach DS how to set up Excel so he can track his spending and saving on the computer rather than his paper system.  We have plans for a family game of Monopoly and one afternoon (if the cold holds) we'll be going to see ice harvesting done the old fashioned way--free.  If it warms up, we'll head out to hike at a state park and see the bald eagels that congregate there each year--free.  I rented a movie from the library for DH and I to watch one evening-free.  Some living expenses but free entertainment.

Avatar for poorboy2011
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Registered: 10-02-2011
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 12:53pm

I'm off to an interview, which will last until Thursday. I'm going a little early to see a friend in the area, so there will be some expenditures for that part: hotel + food. Most of the expenses for the interview will be covered by the interviewing university.

I need to be in good shape mentally and physically for this, but I'm not.

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Registered: 04-16-2008
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 3:33pm

PB:  I just got a few minutes and got to run.  Try visualizing a day of your "ideal life" (getting up in the morning in a nice place, nice commute to work, etc.) to get you in a better frame of mind.  Dearm of a "perfect" life.  Even though we all know that nothing is perfect, you need to concentrate on the positive side and worry about reality later.

GOOD LUCK!

Weekend expense:  Have some entertaining planned next weekend, so probably $150 grocery, $35 gas (tank is still pretty full), a car wash (prepaid).  A grand total of $185.

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Registered: 11-15-2011
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 3:53pm

Nothing out of the ordinary here.  I may take the kids to use some of their gift cards.  We need to put gas in both of the vehicles.  And of course, we will probably have to make a grocery run Sunday or Monday.  But other than that, we don't have anything planned at all.  Maybe we will take our 16 yo out for steak since we didn't get to last weekend....

Good luck at your interview, PB!

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Registered: 07-24-2001
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 4:23pm

I'm feeling a bit discouraged and blah this week.

Plans for the weekend - AS ALWAYS it seems since I've joined this board - is to lay as low as possible and not spend any money.  Not a big deal since hubby is still sick with the flu and probably should lay low anyway (he leaves on a business trip on Monday).  

(I know this feeling will pass. It's been hanging on too long already. oye)

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Registered: 02-11-2008
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 6:30pm

I have Friday, Saturday and Sunday off work! Hubby is too! :)  We will probably go to dinner one night. Other than that, we don't have much planned. Maybe read a book or 2. We are trying to keep the spending to a minimum!

 

      

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 12:28am

Ah, remember you had an awesome summer boating and doing lots of exciting outdoor activities. Tongue Out Guess the spring/summer is going to be better for you!

Dee

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 12:35am

We had no plans. I had a birthday on Wed and it was a long, hard day.

Then I got an email - as an ice hockey player I belong to Hockey Canada - and they had a promotion for NHL tickets! Dh and I haven't been able to afford tickets since 2009! (hockey here is BIG and the tickets are over $200 in the nosebleeds). My class was cancelled tonight so I relieved my babysitter after only an hour  so she offered to sit for Sat! I hopped online and the tickets were still availabe. $110 for seats in the balcony. It will be $10 for parking and $2.50 for Dh's skytrain ticket.

So we'll be frugal the rest of the w/end :)


Dee

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Registered: 10-02-2011
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 12:47am

Good news! Some money finally came through. Remember I applied for, and got a grant around eight months ago? Well, they deposited it to someone else's account. After a few months of working on it, they finally got the money back, and I got the money in my account. So I got my first reimbursement check. Yay.

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 9:26am

It will be a quiet weekend here. I'm fighting the flu. I was supposed to go to a "reunion" of old colleagues that I had worked with in the past, but sadly I don't think I can make it (I'm barely getting through the day).  I was going to a bday party for a friend tomorrow but his wife and son are down with the flu too!

So all in all it should be a quiet weekend. I do need a new bathmat, so that may be my big purchase :)


Bex -

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