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No reunion for me

I'm looking at my bills, and the cost of plane tickets and car rentals. I don't think I'm going to be able to go home for my reunion. It just isn't the best use of money at this time. It makes me really sad, but it's just what we need to do to get back in the black.

Now that the decision has been made, I'll try to get past it and have a good time this weekend. I think tomorrow or at some point this weekend we are going swimming over at Kim's. (What day is that, Kim?) Saturday we have a swimming birthday party to go to and we had great fun shopping for a little girl. I swear, the bathing suits they have for little kids these days are just smaller versions of bikinis!

It is also time for MORE SIDE MONEY. The two guest dogs we have should be leaving on the 6th, so they give me that check when they leave, and today the geckos I watch are coming over for a 10 day stay. He generally writes the check when he drops them off. If so, that would be great, as it will give me grocery money to make it through the next 2 weeks.

I have GOT to force us out the door tonight for Tae Kwon Do. I've slept through it the last two nights.

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1smart1
Jul. 3rd, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Oh no! Does that mean we won't get to see you? I think I'm gonna cry.
trshtwns01
Jul. 3rd, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
Me too. I'm trying to figure out how I can come there to see you - no car rental and no trip to Huntsville. It would be about $400 for just the flight, so I'm going to see if Scott has any miles left I can use. I'll let you know. It's the rental car, gas to Huntsville, and a place to stay in Huntsville that was putting it just far over the edge. If I can get the trip to see you under $500, then I could book it next paycheck (the 17th).

Would you prefer me to come like the 23rd through 29th, since you leave on the 30th, or wait until after you get back and come in August? When do you get back from your trip?
1smart1
Jul. 3rd, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
I also have frequent flyer miles you can use. I think they charge something like $50 or $100 to transfer them. And they're going to add a $50 charge just for using them starting August 1. Whatever you decide, we need to book it before August 1.
trshtwns01
Jul. 3rd, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
What dates would you like for me to come and we'll book something. Give me a couple of dates that work for you and I'll let you know when I can come there :) There is also the option of meeting somewhere (like Jacksonville - any time your mom will be travelling? *laugh*)
1smart1
Jul. 3rd, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Let's do the Jax thing! What a great idea!!! See what the difference in airfair is between coming to Atlanta vs. Jax. Check AirTran.
trshtwns01
Jul. 3rd, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
OH! When could you go? That is much cheaper than flying to Atlanta! I can get that below $300!
1smart1
Jul. 3rd, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
We leave for Hawaii on July 30. Wanna aim for some time in the July 17 - 26 time frame? If you get a much cheaper rate flying on the 14, 15 or 16 we can also make that happen. The LG has a 9 a.m. dentist appointment on the 15th but we can move that.

If we schedule your trip after we get back from Hawaii it will just be you & me because the LG starts school the day before we get back from Hawaii. Before our trip, I can bring him down and my mom can watch him (an excellent incentive for my mother).

Whichever works best for you I'll be thrilled with!
trshtwns01
Jul. 3rd, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
I could do the 16th through the 24th for $266. Would your mom care about you, me and LG staying that long?
1smart1
Jul. 3rd, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
Are you sure you want to put up with me for that long?

I'm sure my mom wouldn't have a problem with it, especially since the LG will be there with her, but she's - you guessed it - on another trip right now. I need to clear it with her first. I'll shoot her an e-mail and hopefully we'll get the greenlight by tomorrow.
trshtwns01
Jul. 3rd, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
Ok, just let me know :)

*bouncebounce* I don't feel so bad about missing my reunion now!

And putting up with you that long? Dear, I would move you guys in next door if I could.
1smart1
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
I have butterflies in my heart. I'm very excited about this. Are you using miles or are you paying for the flight? I'll pitch in either way.
trshtwns01
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
I'll pay for the flight probably. I don't want you to have to use your miles for it.
1smart1
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
Then I'll pay for 1/2 of your flight, or I'll pick up the spa day. You're going to LOVE the Ponte Vedra Spa!!!!!
trshtwns01
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
I'll get the flight. We'll work it out on the spa. It will be easier to just put the flight on my one card.

YAY! We'll get to go to the beach!
1smart1
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah!!! There's a Naval Base there, so prepare for some eye candy. And bring your dancing shoes. There are some great places in JAX.
trshtwns01
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
Yay! I guess we'll have to have dinner or lunch with my brother one day while we're there. I'll wait until after we have things confirmed and the ticket is booked to tell him I'll be there.
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