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I'm Back!

October 10th, 2015 at 08:17 pm

Exhausted, but back! I got home about two hours ago, and after unpacking, and a little rest, I caught up on my financial tracking, because I was so curious to see how I did!

I spent $387, but I will get $100 reimbursed from my BOA Travel Rewards Card. I spent $136 on gas, $62 on food, $175 on hotels, and $14 on activities. There were some incidental expenses as well. I spent $8 on a lipstick for my travel bag, $12 on extra undies (I was afraid I would run out but I didn't -- oh, well), and I bought diapers, wipes and bottles for my grandson for $63.

I just totaled my variables, and I am at 50%. I really want to cashflow this vacation, but we'll see if I can still come in under budget. I've already promised $30 toward a school fundraiser. I'm also going to have to pay $80 for a conference, which I'll be able to write off on my taxes, but still, I have to put up the money now.

I'm going to start work on Wednesday! I know, I've said this so many times, I don't even believe it myself. But that is the latest word.

As for vacation details -- the baby is beautiful, strong and healthy. Doesn't sleep well yet, unfortunately, and the new parents are exhausted. I had a great time with my 3-year-old granddaughter. We just did simple activities like going to a corn maze, visiting playgrounds, going out for pizza, etc. The drive was uneventful -- a little rain, but good weather overall, good gas prices, too. I got to spend a little time with BFF on the way there and back. I also earned a free hotel stay sometime because I stayed both nights at a Choice hotel.

Now I'm ready to get some serious rest before I join the working world again!

9 Responses to “I'm Back!”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Glad you had a good time! Rest up!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Welcome back! Nice cheap trip; I'm impressed.

  3. snafu Says:

    Welcome home safe and tired. Sounds like you've had a wonderful visit to meet new grandbaby and fun with 3 y.o granddaughter.
    Did you get a chance to have the car painted? Looking forward to details, photos of new addition?

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm glad to hear your trip went so well!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Glad your trip went well. Get some rest.

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Happy to hear you had a lovely trip!

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Thanks, everyone. No, car is still not painted. My son suggested replacing the hood, which is the biggest problem. Not sure if that would be cheaper or not.

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad to hear the drive was uneventful. I had wondered about you. Smile

  9. My English Castle Says:

    We were all thinking of CB! Eager to hear about work too! That will help replenish the coffers

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