Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Day in a Year in a Life / Day 325

21/November/2015, Day 325.  Saturday.

The first task we had to accomplish today involved Grump going to work for a few hours.  So he and Sweetie hopped in the car, and Sweetie drove the two of them to Grump's workplace.  Once Grump finished up what he had to do, they went shopping, buying some goodies for Thanksgiving.

They dropped the goodies off at home, then for the first time in over two weeks Grump drove a car.  He and Sweetie went to the dealership to pickup Sweetie's car, which had been in there for over a week.

Now for the PAINFUL part: it cost over $2,300.00 to get Sweetie's car fixed.  Ouch, ouch, ouch, and super-duper triple OUCH!

Financially we are not doing well at the moment.  IF, (that is a HUGE IF), we can control our spending for the next few months we might be okay, but it seems that weird expenses, (like Sweetie's car), keep dropping out of the sky and landing right on our poor heads.

Now having said that ...... we need to remind ourselves just how incredibly LUCKY and BLESSED we are.  None of us have serious health issues, (thank God they caught Grump's bad appendix in time!), Grump has a steady job, Kuya goes to a good school, Sweetie is happily surviving all the responsibilities put on her shoulders, and Dodong and Lola enjoy each other's company, get along great, and keep each other entertained.  We have so, so much to be thankful for!!

After picking up Sweetie's car Grump drove everyone, (all five of us), to Sam's Club for more shopping.  (Don't even ask how much we spent there!!)  Kuya slept most of the time, while Dodong was unhappy that he was stuck in the car.

Kuya Sleeping next to Sweetie

An Unhappy Dodong
Dinner was take out from the very good Chinese restaurant Mandarin.  Well, dinner for Grump, Lola, Kuya, and Dodong that is.  For the second night in a row Sweetie got to eat dinner at a fine dining restaurant, this time at the superb Back Burner, as part of a "girl's night out" for Miss Lily's birthday.  Wow!  Lucky Sweetie!

Miss Lily, the Birthday Girl

Now it is time to say goodbye.  Goodnight all!

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