Join Date: Aug 2013
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My husband needs to book his flight home for Thursday- if they hadn't messed up his paycheck, we could have booked it sooner and it would have been cheaper. *grumble*
Otherwise, we are doing ok. I need to stretch the groceries for the week and deduct $75 from my expected budget, but I will magically pull it off somehow. My husband wants me to take the money for the shortfall from savings, but my savings has taken a huge hit in the past two months as it is. I need to get him out of the mindset that that money is even there because he always wants me to access it. (Luckily I have the only access to it, it's in my name only.)
He needs to make better decisions about meals where he is and stop eating premade frozen meals or take out, but he claims he doesn't have time. He could eat so well and so inexpensively (just one person) if he would just make a tiny effort. But no, he gets frozen meals and then complains he is hungry all the time, and hits up fast food. Oh and the candy bars and soda are apparently must haves to help when he is tired. Drives. Me. Crazy. I will have yet another discussion with him while he is home this time.
I offered to precook and freeze some stuff for when he is working, but he feels like it takes too much time to defrost and heat. Really, you are turning down homemade fajitas for some plastic frozen meal? Unfortunately, I can't force him to make good choices and he uses our agreed on budget as an excuse. Mind you, if he spent that budget on real food he wouldn't be dipping into the household money for his 'hungry need fast food' moments. Hm, and I need to look at what he can or can not take on a plane anyway...
Generally though, things are good, I am going to hit up some yard sales next weekend hoping to find a few things for the house, and a bunch of stuff for baby due in September. We know now that it's a girl (unless she was really good at tricking us on ultrasound) so it makes planning easier, but eliminates hand me downs to some extent. My other girl is almost a teenager, and there are three boys in between. Eep! Shopping is clearly necessary.