MEXICOOOOOOO. 150 bucks for the car to and from the airport; 100 bucks for fancy tequila, probably. And that's it! Already paid my share of the vacation.
Savings check in (including a deposit of cash I'm making later today.) Oct. 1 - $1625 Dec. 1 - $2676 I am fiercely proud of this because it's been a profoundly expensive and often shitty couple of months, so this is my victory. Just gotta keep it up for a few months.
A week ago today I paralyzed my foot, by damaging the nerve. It's been the crappiest crap heap that a week can be, but I made it through!! That probably merits that cable knit dress from LOFT and takeout for one, because I DESERVED it. Also, the necessary cabs to get to doc appts today. Sigh. Boyfriend is working late, so I might have some wine delivered (see also: paralyzed foot) and partake in a little bit of that. Tomorrow: train tickets to CT, where Mom will feed me wine and good food. Sunday: cabs, brunch with a friend when we get back. Having a paralyzed foot is MIGHTY expensive.
I'm going to say today's song was totally my one thing. :) :)
Every week when this is posted, I hum Ella F.'s "It don't mean a thing" except I change the words... "It don't mean a thing if you don't do that thing." It's not really 'on message', but it is cheerful!
So, the problem with saving is spending. Aug. Balance: 2100. Oct. 1. Balance 1625. didn't do my normal deposit in september because we went on vacation, so that was fun money, and i paid my mom $500 for my (very small) portion of family vacation fees. she still hasn't deposited the check (it's just chillin' in my savings, making me feel falsely flush), because it seems she doesn't want to us (bf+me, who threw in a combined 900) to pay for anything, but she really should, because it will be expensive and this will help offset a little bit of it! I guess if she doesn't this money will just go back into savings. that's the last of the vacations this year, so i'll be depositing $400-500 a month regularly from now on. Goal for the New Year is $2500. Goal for 2016 New Year is $7000.
This estimate is going to be a doozy -- I'm on vacation for this weekend, next week, and next weekend. Here's my rough, very rough estimate... $750 dollars, including eating out, random expenses, and some outlet shopping. We already paid for hotels. I am hoping to come under that, but traveling is expensive!
@pterodactylish (should I be tipping more???)
I pay slightly more but I have really enjoyed my service from Myclean.com. I hope they pay more, they certainly have great service, and a lovely girl who I've demanded is the only one who comes because she's great and I love her. I think I pay 60 bucks for 2-3 hours of cleaning of our 1BR, and I tip 20.
@annecara @stina @lookuponmyworks -- aww, thanks guys, just really, really, really awful quadriceps/patella tendonitis that makes it hard to walk (see: cabs), but i'm seeing a new doctor this week hopefully so fingers crossed he has some miracle solutions!!