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Travel Expo and Payday.

April 16th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Went to a local travel expo today sponsored by a new travel agency. It was sort of a small event but they had all the
various tour groups represented and I enjoyed it. They had free shrimp but I don't eat seafood. I did have some cheese and crackers. I also got some free canvas bags, chip clips and stuff like that. I still had to work today but didn't start till 5 pm. so that worked out too.

Got my paycheck today.
From this check I'm putting $50 towards my extra mortgage principal, $40 towards the new Binoculars I want, and approxamately $20 towards a small new suitcase I'm getting for vacation. I need quite a few things (mostly small stuff) for my vacation so I'm squeezing them into the budget slowly. I have till the end of May to get everything I want/need.

Its funny I have about 5 weeks till vacation and I already rather suddenly decided where I want to go next year. My vacation plans are always subject to change but I usually know when I fall onto something that I just have to do.
First I saw a travel show about it last night then I saw a very nice tour to the place at my travel expo today. I think I'm going to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands in 2010.
Like I said there are lots of variables that can change my mind. Especially price! It looks like a 14 day trip will cost over $6000. But once I get a place in my mind and I get a certain feeling about it means I'll probably be going.

Thanks again everyone for all the kind words about the loss of my cat Penny.
I'm doing ok about it and I think she is better off. I still worry about her and all the people and animals I have lost over the years if they are OK wherever they may be.



Lost a friend

April 14th, 2009 at 02:47 pm

My cat Penny died last night. She's been sick for quite awhile so I knew it was coming and probably for the best. But I'll miss her.

Payday Update Time.

April 4th, 2009 at 09:26 am

Got my paycheck thursday night. This paycheck is what I consider my extra paycheck. I get 3 this month instead of 2.
Out of this check I will put $100 towards my E-Fund.
$100 towards my travel fund. $200 towards 2010 IRA. I'm going to leave $100 in my checking thats basically just extra cusion but in reality it will go towards a new front door I want to buy for my house. And I designated $40 towards a pair of binoculars I want. Not sure if I'll get them or not. They will cost me a total of about $170 if I do get them. I've been wanting a good pair of binoculars for years but couldn't justify buying them. But since they would be wonderful on my vacation this year I am re-considering it.