31/January/2015, Day 031. Saturday.
"Some people are so poor, the only thing they have is money."
From a rustic sign at the wonderful French Market & Tavern, in Locust Grove, Georgia.
It was a bad day, and it was a good day.
The bad parts started early. First, Dodong woke up with coughing and with a fever. Then when Grump tried to remote connect into work again, his connection failed, again. (He just tried it one more time tonight, with the same result, failure.) So the whole family had to come with Grump while he drove to work to login, to see why he was called last night.
It was a simple problem, and would have been easily fixed if Grump's remote access had worked, but the company he works for tries to do everything as cheaply as possible, so their remote access process is a joke.
We were at work longer than we hoped, waiting for Grump to do his thing. Once he was finally done, we could set off to do the things we really wanted to do, namely, shop and eat.
Unfortunately as the day went on it became apparent that Dodong just wasn't doing well at all. So after dinner we drove straight to the pediatric after hours care, where after a short wait it was determined that Dodong has an ear infection, again. Drat!
So Dodong is back on the antibiotics, along with tylenol for fever, and childrens benedril for some slight rash he got. Poor Dodong!
Now the good stuff!
First of all, we went shopping. Besides the usual places such as Target, we made a special trip to Babys-R-Us in McDonough, which is a bit of a drive for us. They had lots and lots and lots of the baby food Sweetie likes to give Dodong, (Earth's Best Organic, if you're curious), so we loaded up on it, and some other odds and ends, and wound up spending about $130.00, which went straight to the American Express credit card.
After a brief stop at T.J. Maxx, we drove back to Locust Grove to have a wonderful dinner at the previously mentioned French Market & Tavern. We all had a wonderful meal, (even Dodong, who ate some of the just purchased baby food), then Lola, Sweetie, and Kuya all had a piece of cake for desert. The total for the meal, including tip, coincidentally also come to about $130.00, which also went on the AMEX credit card.
And we wonder why we're always in debt?
But rather than end this entry on that sour note, I encourage you, dear reader, to read again the quote with which this post began, and ponder on the fact that maybe, just perhaps, there are more important things in life than money.