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Spending Spending Spending

May 25th, 2016 at 12:44 am

In stark contrast to last week, this has been both an expensive and a sad week. We lost my father-in-law on Friday, and we're all dealing with it. The fuel pump went on my husband's car on Friday morning. My daughter was confirmed on Saturday so that was happy, but also a bit expensive with a new dress, dinners, and a gift. So, all these bits of life have added up to lots of spending. Although we'd all like to fly to the UK for the funeral, that's probably not practical. After hours of searching I've found my DH a flight for $1250 through BA. But he'll need to take a week off work, so that will all add up. The fuel pump was $500, and yes, the French camp payment is rapidly approaching. My daughter's outgrown all her summer shoes, I spent $150 at Costco on various necessities, and we had a tree taken down for $900. I think I'd better stop adding it up as it's making me a bit ill.

14 Responses to “Spending Spending Spending”

  1. Jenn Says:

    Sometimes life happens all at once. Prayers for your husband's family (and yours).

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    My condolences to you and your family. Spending seems to come in waves at times....those of us who save can usually weather those storms better than those who do not.

  3. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss.

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    So sorry to hear about your FIL. I've thought from time to time that we might not all be able to afford going to UK when NT's family members pass and that we might have to send him alone. Which would make him doubly sad, but we have to be realistic. Maybe they won't pass until we're much better off, but I doubt I'll ever feel comfortable dropping $6K-7K on last-minute tickets.

    Hang in there! CCF's right; your usual frugality has set you up well to deal with all these hits at once.

  5. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Sorry for your loss. I hope that you are able to get through the tough loss of parent.

  6. scottish girl Says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  7. Frugalista Says:

    Life is of various seasons. ((hugs)) to all of you during this difficult time. You will weather the storm.

  8. MonkeyMama Says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss.

  9. CB in the City Says:

    So sorry for the loss of your FIL. It must be hard to deal with the overseas issue. I agree it's not practical for all of you to go, but it must hurt.

  10. laura Says:


    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your FIL. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you. (hugs)

  11. PNW Mom Says:

    So sorry about your loss...hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  12. My English Castle Says:

    Thank you all! I'm glad we could spend time with him this winter. We were all at his 90th birthday celebration in January and all there again at Easter. Time with the living is certainly more important. There will be a lot for my DH to sort out while he's there--both emotional and financial. I'm always anxious about money in the summer without a regular paycheck. I need to remind it's just anxiety, and we have plenty.

  13. snafu Says:

    Words are inadequate at a time like this. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Gratefully you were there to celebrate the milestone of a 90th birthday. I hope memories of many happy occasions help in this sorrow.

  14. VS_ozgirl Says:

    So very sorry for your loss and a very expensive week to boot. It's times like these that good money management is very helpful because you can send DH to the funeral, fix the car and concentrate on the emotional side of things instead of the financial. My condolences to you and your family.

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