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March 6th, 2017 at 01:05 pm

I got back from Michigan this morning, and it was a pretty low-cost vacation. I spent $9 on food, and $19 on gas. Other spending, which I did not include in the vacation category: I spent $9 on a car wash, $12 on bakery bread, and $17 to fill up the tank a second time. I did not count the second fill-up as a vacation expense, because I actually had enough gas to get home, but chose to top off the tank because gas is so much cheaper in Michigan and Indiana than it is in Chicago.

I also brought home some pulled pork, pasta salad, cole slaw, and brownies and cookies. They were leftovers from a party my brother and his wife threw for some of my SIL's colleagues. AND I did four loads of laundry there!

My variables spending is at 48%, which isn't bad, considering I am two weeks and two days away from the next paycheck. Pretty much on track. And I have plenty of food and gas, and no planned purchases.

I had a good time in Michigan. I got to see my friend P; he treated me to a beautiful brunch buffet. As usual, great conversation bracketed by hugs. It is what it is.

I helped my SIL quite a bit with her fledgling auction business. She is very excited about it, but to me it looks like an awful lot of work for very little money. But she is the kind of person who needs to be busy. She would not be contented to read and relax, like I am.

No updates from the museum, either about future work or pay owed to me. I don't think I will agree to go back at this point, until the financial part is resolved.

2 Responses to “Touchdown”

  1. Wink Says:

    That's my kind of vacation. Lot's of fun and low cost!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad you had a nice brunch with P.

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