Green is the color of paper money in the great old USofA. Going along with my "savings" entry of yesterday I should say that at the beginning of the year I decided to save my silver coins.
I've been good at it.....the change in my pocket goes into a container. One time I have rolled coins - placed them away safely. The gold mine is in the bottom of my pocketbook....sometimes there is $15 in there. I keep the coin rollers at work and occassionally stack and roll them.
I was hoping to have a grand sum at the end of the year.
Now I know I'll need to !!!!
Tom's Dad will turn 80 next year.....the kids want to take him on a cruise. So there's a minimum $3,000 needed right there. I will NOT be in a room without a window or balcony .... claustraphobia.
The problem is that they are looking at doing this in May right when the kids are having the end-of-grade tests. I'm not about to let Miss T get messed up here. Either they go the month BEFORE or the week after. Otherwise, it will only be Tom going.
Unreasonable? I don't think so. We're talking 5th grade EOG's of reading, math and science -- 4 days of tests. She stresses out enough over them anyway. I wouldn't want her to have to do them AFTER this vacation on the make up day.
Guess I'll just have to work reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeealy hard to make sure she is prepared one way or the other.
(Isn't Shelly just da best!?!?! Thanks girlfriend!!)