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Back to Real Life

September 20th, 2008 at 07:16 pm

Okay one of the biggest events of life has happened, we enjoyed it (probably a little too much) and it's time to get back to financial reality.

I spent 6 weeks in North Carolina enjoying my new granddaughter and spending way too much money (rented a house on the sound side and another on the beach side of the outer banks, rented a car, tried to economize on food, but did eat out some.

The sunsets in North Carolina were beautiful.

DH flew out twice because he was convinved the baby was going to come early so he had to fly home and then back a week later. Okay he didn't HAVE to, but how could he miss the birth of his first grandchild?

Our older daughters came to. It was wonderful. Yes it's true, this 6 day old baby girl smiled responsively.

The first thing I did when I got home was download and balance our checking accounts and AMEX account. I paid all our bills on line. DH would call and tell me what had come in the mail. He is worthless on a computer, so that was the easiest.

Next thing... clean the master bathroom. Nothing further needs to be said. Luckily DH is deer hunting so I have 5 days to reoriente myself to Pacific Standard Time. I woke up the at 4:30 this morning, which was better than the 3:30 a.m. the day before. Trying to stay up past 8:00 p.m. is tonight's challenge.

So for the rest of the year... no spending, well except for Walgreen's for photos. If you order online by tonight and put "half" in the coupon code box, your photos are half price, but you must spend at least $10.00. I had over 200 photos to print.

10 Responses to “Back to Real Life”

  1. Blue Eyes Says:

    Congratulations on your first grandchild! She is so cute!!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Nice pics! Thanks for sharing!

  3. baselle Says:

    Wonderful pics - the Outer Banks always looks so dramatic. I really enjoyed driving down it from Kitty Hawk to the ferry at Ocracoke. Cute grandchild!

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    Looks like a great family and a great way to spend the money!

  5. monkeymama Says:


    So that is where you disappeared too!

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Beautiful baby, congratulations!!

  7. littlegopher Says:

    Such a sweet little one - and the last pic is great!

  8. dmontngrey Says:

    That picture of all the girls is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

  9. homebody Says:

    Thank you all for the nice welcome back! I should say the girl on the top right is my son-in-law's older sister. She came to the sound house too and we all had a great time. She fit right in with our noisy codependent family. Saving for next year!

  10. Myrtle Says:

    What a beautiful baby!! We had a new grandbaby on August 24! The pictures you posted are beautiful, nice looking family!!

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