Last week on Monday, the boss came in and let all of us off for Good Friday. That was great news for me because that meant that I got to make the drive to my parents house a day earlier and spend more time with them. My little brother was in town with my niece who is 2 1/2 years old and a complete handful. But, I love to spend any minute I can with her because they live 9 hours from me and 6 from my parents. So, Thursday evening after work, I hopped into the car and headed west.
Before leaving for the weekend, I made a call to my mother to inquire as to the price of gas. Her report $3.04. I decided that I would wait to get to her house before filling up even though it was only $3.05 here. BIG mistake. By the time that I arrived at her house, gas prices had jumped to $3.18. WOW. I refuse to pay that! I decided to proceed a little further to my dad's house which is about another hour west. Better choice. Gas was $3.08. 10 cents less so I filled up for a grand total of $43.95.
Since my parents pretty much pay for everything while I am in town, I got off pretty cheap. I had to mail my first DVD sold on Half.com which cost me $1.81. I bought the bf meat pies for $9.66 and some candy and a card for our anniversary at Walgreens for $8.23.
Thus, I spent $63.65 for the weekend. I am still underbudget so far for the month of March, but I am going to have to be very frugal for the rest of the week and next weekend. When there are 5 weekends in a month, money gets tight.