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Family visit erodes dental fund

April 22nd, 2008 at 04:12 pm

My son, daughter-in-law, grandson and my DIL's mother just left after a 3-day visit here. We had a great time, but now I'm feeling that sad letdown. I'm also recapping what I spent, which has made some damage to my goals.

I spent $85 on groceries in preparation for their visit, $20 for admission to a children's hands-on activity center, $107 on eating out, $28 for admission to a park, and $9 for bath toys. Also, while they were here I came down with an upper respiratory infection and paid $27 for prescriptions. Don't know yet what the Urgent Care Center will bill me.

So I'm reeling a bit. The charges went on my credit card, and I'll have to pay if off from my dental fund -- or from the tax rebate, if it comes in time.

But such is life. I wouldn't trade a weekend with my family for anything, and I sure wanted them to have a good time here. My teeth can wait a little.

3 Responses to “Family visit erodes dental fund”

  1. nance Says:

    The memories of spending time with your grandson will be much better memories than those spent with the dentist, too!!! Smile

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    That's a good way to look at it! I've purchase better memories!

  3. Aleta Says:

    It's so good to hear that you are enjoying your family. Since the weather is warming up, maybe you can start having some BBQ;s that could help out with your food costs. When we have alot of people; we always find it more cost efficient to cook some foods in advance. We also have a park near by that is good for the kiddies as well that has areas to bbq in.

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