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New tires and (fingers crossed) a cruise!

December 19th, 2012 at 03:17 am

Last night we had a weather warning. This morning there was about an inch or two on the ground- the roads were an ice patch. On the way to work, cars were sliding all over the place. Luckily, I made it to work just fine. The hub is leaving tomorrow, so he took my car in to have tires rotated and it was good timing, because my two front tires were too worn. 2 new tires, $200. I have that in the car fund- so thankfully, it wasnt a hit to the budget right now. I knew the tires were showing wear, which is why we were getting them rotated, but I am really glad we had them checked and the new ones put on.

The hub is packing tonight. This is his first rotation of only two weeks home, followed by 4 weeks gone. Frown It means extra paychecks...but these are long stretches. Thankfully, I have Holidays and kids to keep me busy.

The cupcakes at work were a hit. (once I fixed the frosting issue) They really turned out tasty, and everyone seems to be enjoying having them to snack on. Tomorrow, we are having our end of year lunch with our department at Olive Garden. I am looking forward to spending the lunch hour enjoying co-workers offsite at a free to us lunch!

On an really exciting note..the hub and I want to take a cruise this year- a first for us!! I have been saving since September for the trip and will continue saving through August. We looked online tonight and have decided to book on Princess Cruise Lines. We will be going on an Alaska cruise, most likely next August. I signed up for their emails, hopefully that will result in getting a few deals before I book. I like that they have 100% refund until the end of May if we cancel. By May, we will know for certain if the dates we pick will work.

8 Responses to “New tires and (fingers crossed) a cruise!”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Cruises are so much fun!

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Ray, when my family took a Princess cruise to Alaska, I booked it on vacations to go .com. I had been eyeing that particular trip for several years. It was $2600 per person directly from Princess. I paid $999 per person through Vacations To Go.

    And it was fabulous! We had a wonderful time. I hope that you do too. Smile

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you! I was hoping to get some good insight on how to best do this trip!!

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    We've been on one cruise. It was wonderful and it was on Princess.
    Doesn't your DH see enough of Alaska, you have to take him there on vaca? Wink

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Smile That was my thought, too. Alaska?? But you guys know what you want. Best of luck to you!

  6. PNW Mom Says:

    Cruise are are awesome! We've been on 3 and have had a blast on all!

  7. Ima saver Says:

    I have been on 14 cruises and loved them all! Have fun!

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I agree that Alaska is an odd choice for us. I would love to see something else..but he really wants this destination. (He is geographically obsessed IMO) Next vacation- I GET TO PICK. Im just uber cited to go on a cruise!!

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