rkolter wrote:Jim, how much are ya short?
Unfortunately, that's part of the problem . . . I'm not sure. Things are in a kind of flux right at the moment. Kat's not going to be working the couple of weeks ending off this month and a little into next month, so she'll be pulling unemployment, which is a fair chunk less than her normal paychecks.
I, on the other hand, am looking forward to extra hours thanks to Revenge of the Sith hitting the screens next week. I've also stumbled into a bit of good luck that might be getting me an extra three or four hours tomorrow, and I've told the fellah in charge of scheduling that anything else he can do to make sure those hours keep coming my way would be aces. It also depends on how much I can convince Kat to not spend of her own money over the next little while.
Also, part of my financial trouble is that one of the tires on our car has developed a slow leak, and I'm not entirely certain how much it's going to cost to fix it (which we'll have to do before making such a long trip, natch), since I'm not sure if it's just an easily patched leak, a screwy valve stem, or a worn away area that requires we replace the tire completely, or what. A simple patch shouldn't cost much, but getting a whole new tire is a severe pain.
And finally, we were planning on staying at a motel or something up there, and I haven't gotten around to checking the prices of any of them yet. And Kat wants to go to the zoo and see the tigers the day before the cookout actually starts if we do end up going.
Bleaugh. So much trouble.
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