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Two Games, and a Little Spending

June 24th, 2022 at 09:16 pm

On Wednesday I drove my grandson to two different baseball games in two different cities. My son and DIL were working and could not do the driving. The two games were scheduled only three hours apart, which was pretty close. As it turned out, my navigation failed me on our trip to the second location, and I got my grandson to the game late. (We were also slowed down by a train that came to a dead stop at a crucial crossing.) He was taken out of the lineup and it was a disappointment to him. But he was very nice about it, making sure I knew it was not my fault. 

We did stop at a McDonald's on the way, because he was hungry (and  because I had to visit the john!), and if I had known I was going to have all this trouble, we could have skipped that. But at that point, we thought there was plenty of time. The cost for that stop was $12.

It was brutally hot all day, and I was not able to find shade in either location. Altogether, it was a pretty awful day, and I was really glad when it was over. 

On Thursday I spent $24 on a gift card and a birthday card for DIL, to add to the Amazon gift I had already bought.

Today I went to the gym, and then through a drive-through, where I spent $11.  Variables are at 67% with only six days left in the month.

4 Responses to “Two Games, and a Little Spending”

  1. terri77 Says:

    Well it’s good that your grandson had a great attitude about it. That will take him far in life.

  2. Kym Fisher Says:

    What is up with trains stopping? I have had it happen twice in the last 3 or 4 months. Once on my way TO work and the other night on my way home from work. I have to cross this train track no matter which way I go to or from work. I have been driving this commute for over 20 years and have never had the train stop in the past.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Terri, my grandson is a really fine young man, and I am not the least bit biased! Smile
    Kym, I hear you on the trains. I don't know why they stop. I thought there was a limit on how much time they can block a crossing. Maybe it's another thing related to labor shortage.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the driving and the hold ups, but how blessed you are that your grandson understood. Not sure how old he is, but he is showing great maturity; not sure many adults would have behaved as well when faced with that.

    We have issues with trains blocking streets down here too. I try to tell myself that it is a good thing -- it means stuff is getting shipped.

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