How did you do last week and weekend?
This was not a good week for us moneywise.
Nice running Marie!
At least you are getting prepared Heather. We are slowly adding things from the baby list as well as doing renos to flip flop rooms so the baby has a room. Stressful!
We spent a ton at Costco this weekend! We had a rebate check from Amex for $156 and we still spent $780! We got a new suite case for DH as he is traveling more, a stroller for less than my estimate on the baby list, and some reno materials. The room for my oldest is now completed and he is moved in there. There are still some things we have to move into the room but should be able to paint his old room(for my youngest boy) this week or next. So there is progress there and I don't think we have to spend too much more on renovations as we have the paint already. Maybe more paint but I think that is it.
Then we have to finish the baby list of things we need. I saw a great deal on a car seat so maybe we can get that this week if they have any left.
While DW was doing her bedtime reading last week, she suddenly got the idea to go to Hawaii for the weekend. I thought, why not? That was where we first met (in a surf shop) and we can have a second honeymoon! DD3 was very excited about it, because she'd heard us talking about surfing the big waves at Pipeline, but mostly because of the big sea turtles. On the plane ride we played with dinosaurs whenever she wasn't sleeping. We rented a car at the airport. I got my favorite sports car, the Mazdaspeed. It took a while to drive to Northshore from Honolulu because of the traffic (fortunately it was mostly going the other way). So after dinner at Haleiwa Joe's we took a long walk along the beach by the setting sun. DD was disappointed there weren't turtles everywhere, and started making a big fuss. She was probably just tired from the travel, so we went back to the hotel. DD fell sound asleep, and nothing could wake her. So we, ahem, called it a night. *wink wink nudge nudge*
So that was Saturday. The next day we rented a surf board (one person had to be with DD the whole time, so we couldn't surf at the same time -- that let us save a bit of money, I suppose), and spent a few hours taking turns refreshing skills that had gotten rusty living in this God-forsaken Midwestern town. We also made sand castles, andwe got quite good at it. Laniakea Beach (a protected beach for sea turtles) was nearby, and lo and behold, there were some turtles sunning themselves there. That made DD very happy. We had lunch at Ted's Bakery, making sure to order their famous chocolate haupia pie (haupia is made from coconut milk). I went diving in the afternoon, while DW and DD went shopping with some friends in Honolulu. Before we flew back, we had dinner at Menchanko-tei, and that was the best katsu-don ever.
So, let's see, between plane tickets bought at the last moment, sports car rental, surf rental, scuba rental & boat fees, hotel, food (fortunately all these places are cheap even though they are super yummy), we spent… NOTHING. I don't have D anything, and I didn't go to Hawaii for the weekend.
Hey PB, I really want to tag along on your next vaca.
Sure, Bumbling, I'll include you next time, if DW is OK with it. She gets jealous easily, you know.
This past week has been pretty spendy for us, though all of it planned and in cash.