10/24/08 - Airlines again, I spent some money, and new blogs

Real quick, I have another gripe about airlines. My wife on the return trip had to check her bags at the curb for reason I won't get into (they were valid, no gripes there). Well, it costs $3 a bag to check curbside which is confusing because to me that is not really a "premium" service they provide. On top of that, although she flew the same airline, it cost an extra $10 to check her bags (not counting the 6 for using curbside.) Her first bag was free vs the $15 and her second bag was $50 vs the $25 for the first flight. All told, for her to take the stuff with her, it was a total of $96. Considering her plane ticket was I believe was less than $300, that just doesn't add up.

Last night, my wife and I bought a new laptop. I'm not going to go into details, because I don't have the time to look up all the specifics. I have been wanting a new laptop for quite some time, and Cristi has mentioned several times how nice it would be, so as part of my birthday and her birthday (in a couple of days), as well as just because, we went ahead and got one. Since we've been doing the envelope system suggested by Dave Ramsey, our Extra envelope has grown quite a bit. With that envelope, a few gift cards left over still from last Christmas, and some of Cristi's Birthday money, we basically got the laptop for free. Which makes it even better.

Also, I wanted to mention two new blogs that have recently started up. The first, which I have been meaning to mention for a while now is Nash's Mom blog. Nash is the son of a very good friend of mine, and therefore, Nash's mom is as well. Since Makenna and Nash are about 2 months apart in age, I'm pretty sure they will grow up to be pretty good friends. The other blog is the one that my wife just started. Her blog will be basically her every day experiences with Makenna. She has already put up more pictures than I have so she might be a better resource for Makenna pictures than mine. I will have links to both of their websites in the side bar to the right.

On an unrelated note altogether, I just realized that Google removed their referral program so no longer do I make money (or am capable of) referring others to the Google Pack which had quite a bit of good software in it, or Firefox which made me around $15 over the course of the last 2 years. I'm going to miss that revenue, but I guess I will make do.


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