|For a 20 day supply of Tristian's Growth Hormone.|
Luckily this one counts towards the deductable.
That may seem overkill, but when you have more then a thousand dollars towards medical stuff each month you have to budget tightly.
Trevor has a pretty good job and the medical insurance is very good- although the new limit for the flex account is half our deductible and really going to bite into us. We've always done the full deductible in the previous years because that way it's automatically budgeted out of the paycheck and taken out pretax. And pretax is a lot less out of our budget then after tax. I rather suspect that is the government's intention (more taxes). It sucks that they pick to screw with those of us dealing with medical situations we have no control over rather then say, increasing the luxury tax on something recreational. I mean, it's not like we can say, "hey, we gotta cut our budget back... this hormone shot that is $1358.98 a pop has just gotta go... and that inhalor breaks down to like $5 a puff... that's outta here too...." Oh well, just have to remember to feel blessed that Trevor has a steady job with good insurance and we have access the medications we need.
|This was for my Father. He's from the|
Hannibal area and likes related
stuff. Those hurricane glasses say
Mark Twain Riverboat, Hannibal.
|Christmas gift basket that|
includes an adorably framed
picture of the recipient.
|2011 Last Vacation Day|
|At the St. Louis Zoo 2012|
We try to be pretty thrifty for a family of four getting one week of vacation away and one overnight day trip I think. I know we could have a little less budget stress if we just stayed home, but Trevor and I feel strongly that this family time and memories are worth the extra stress of budgeting it out. We feel very blessed that we have been in a position to make a yearly vacation possible for the last three years.
I know my planning and thriftiness probably seems neurotic and silly looking in from the outside by many... and maybe it is- but I don't want to be any more in debt then we feel we have to be.