Was this an emergency?
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|Tue, 05-27-2003 - 11:13am|
So I juggled. I moved money from savings to checking, just enough to cover. It left not enough money for groceries this week, but there's more money in savings and I keep hoping, hoping, hoping for those checks to arrive. I feel sick about tapping emergency savings for airfare for a non-emergency (though long-planned and rare opportunity--I haven't seen some of these family members in years, they live all over the U.S., and one set of my grandparents has never met my 2.5 year old son--when else would I be able to see all of them without taking several trips all over the country?). And the checks promised from the mag still haven't arrived, even though one of them is now almost two months past due. And I don't know when the tax check will arrive. We can survive, provided no *real* emergency crops up, like repairs or medical bills or what have you. But I hate draining my reserves!!
What do ya'll think? Was it an emergency? Should I have held out and hoped for a good fare after the funds were in place? I suppose I could have risked not getting to go at all, but then family would have chipped in and purchased our tickets for us, and I don't feel right letting them do that when we can scrape the money together ourselves. Did I do the right thing?