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Rainy Thursday

October 13th, 2011 at 02:59 pm

It seems like a quiet peaceful morning here today, and I'm as close to caught up on class prep and grading as I've been in a while. Maybe there's some time to spend thinking about money a bit?

One of DH's friends has offered to loan him a car while he's in the UK for his mom's funeral. We're still not sure whether he'll take him up on the offer, but it would be handy for him to get around without relying on his siblings for transportation. Yet there are drawbacks. We'd have to figure out insurance coverage, and he'd have to take it from the mainland of the UK to the island where his family lives. That means an expensive car ferry trip, so we need to talk it through.

Other things I need to think through include perhaps doing some early Christmas shopping this weekend, and sending over Christmas gifts with him. We also need to get more yard work and winterizing done before he goes. Our usual crop of autumn basement mice have appeared, so DH has been patrolling for entry spots.

We'll have increased child care expenses with him gone. We hardly pay anything now--only for late start mornings for DD at the YMCA-- but I need a sitter to watch DD for the two evening classes while DH is gone and for a baby shower I've committed to attending.

My expenditures, like Mamasita's, have been light this week because we've been so busy. I've spent cash on coffee, but little else. I had leftover chicken,spinach, and feta penne yesterday for lunch yesterday, and as I was about to hit the vending machine during last night's class break, someone offered me (wow) a slice of chocolate macadamia tart.

Rainy days make me think deep thoughts, so I expect I'll probably post again later today.

2 Responses to “Rainy Thursday”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Enjoy your rainy day! Could your daughter attend the baby shower with you?

  2. My English Castle Says:

    I thought about that CCF. Maybe....Just seeing your name reminded me I need to do some ebaying today or tomorrow!

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