Back to work tomorrow.
by, 02-03-2014 at 08:17 PM (4344 Views)
Back home safe after 22 hours on the road. We just missed the freezing rain and snow on our route. Our friends weren't so lucky. They took off for Wisconsin 45 minutes later than us and needed to stop and get a hotel for the night because of the road conditions. We saved on hotel stays coming and going.
In summary, we spent less than 1/2 of what we have spent on past vacations. I slept in everyday until 8 or 9 a.m., my usual rising time is 5 a.m. We ate all but 2 meals from pantry of the condo. Dh only golfed 3 days because of the cold weather. I bought tickets for one show due to "condo fever". We watched for best gas prices and filled the tank when we found them. Dog sitting done by son and daughter. For the most part I stuck with my healthy diet so less snack type food purchased and meatless meals. We put all gas purchases on a new credit card to get the cash back bonus of $100.00 for the first $500 spent within 3 months, we have the money saved to pay it off when the bill arrives. We did need a new tire but got a good deal on it. We did get a cracked windshield but it wasn't in area of vision so we just put super glue on it to keep it from spreading until we can get it fixed (suggested by friends son).
Time to buckle down again on frugality and get more serious about our goal of debt reduction.