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My expensive 4 days - $1,015 plus

May 7th, 2008 at 05:55 am

Now that I'm back and settled from the weekend, I tallied up what the whole deal cost me.

Thursday, I flew to West Palm Beach, FL to attend my aunt's funeral on Friday. Friday night I flew home and drove to Princeton, NJ to attend our good friends' son's Bar Mitzvah on Saturday and Sunday. Of course, the Bar Mitzvah trip was planned but the funeral trip was not.

Not counting gas for the car or any new clothes, we spent about $1,015 in 4 days. $735 was for the funeral and the rest was for the Bar Mitzvah. And I'm not even counting lost income from taking the day off on Friday. If I add in everything, it would be over $1,500.

I'm not complaining at all as I'm very, very glad I was able to be at the funeral and we've been friends with the Bar Mitzvah family since high school (over 25 years now) and wouldn't have missed that affair for anything. It just illustrates how important savings and emergency funds are.

3 Responses to “My expensive 4 days - $1,015 plus”

  1. Aleta Says:

    It just goes to show how important it is to have back up money. The choices become easier and less stressful when you have provided for them. I'm sorry about the loss of your Aunt.

  2. scfr Says:

    I'm sorry to hear about your Aunt.

    Excellent example of how important it is to have savings ... Thank you for sharing.

  3. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    I am sorry as well to hear about your aunt.

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