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Expenses, expenses...

May 26th, 2015 at 05:13 pm

Expense #1
They are almost done restuccoing our house; it had to be done (cracks which were soon going to mean leaks). And it looks amazing. And it's our biggest investment, so an important maintenance item.

Expense #2
Went to the dr. today about my low back pain (which I've been trying hard to ignore). She wants 8 weeks of PT 2x/week and also wants me to get an xray. I'm almost at my deductible so I guess that's the bright side, right?

Expense #3
I have a certain chunk budgeted for F's birthday, and due to her not-very-expensive tastes (and desire to only invite a few girls) we'll be well under our budget. She's having a soccer party. I was able to splurge on soccer plates and napkins. And we bought her pop-up goals as a birthday present that will be used at the party (a surprise!). We got cool favors, too, thanks to what seemed to be a big sale on Amazon (storytime dice). And an ice cream cake at Baskin Robbins (soccer cake; what else?); used a coupon.

Expense #4
We got tickets for three shows in Las Vegas (Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil Beatles, Tournament of Kings at Excalibur). We don't gamble, so the basic structure of our trip will be:
morning - breakfast in our room, walk around and see weird stuff for free
afternoon - play in the pool, lunch in our room (we have a kitchenette)
evening - see a show
We're saving on the things we don't care about (expensive meals, expensive hotel, gambling, roller coasters) to spend it on shows (which we don't have access to where we live).

6 Responses to “Expenses, expenses...”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That sounds like my kind of Vegas trip Smile

  2. My English Castle Says:

    I like the Vegas ideas too!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Sounds like a good plan! I love the Blue Man Group! My nephew used to manage their website, so I have a special thing for them.

  4. Buendia Says:

    Forgot to mention one other money-saving thing: we don't drink! That should cut some costs....

  5. PNW Mom Says:

    Great idea's for Vegas....we don't gamble either. We saw Blue Man Group last October and enjoyed it. We love Cirque....have seen about 7 shows (2 in Vegas-Mystere & Ka)...never a disappointment....enjoy your vacation!

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