Saturday, July 25, 2009

As The Old Addage Goes...

There's no such thing as a free lunch. Remember the cruise that I won? Well, not included in the prize package were these pesky little fees called taxes and port fees of approx $254 per person that I have to pay. Well that little unforeseen price tag for my "free" trip left me in a bit of a tight spot. As you may know from reading my blog, as of August 7th, I will no longer have a job and right now, I can't see justifying paying over $500 for a trip that I hadn't planned on taking knowing full well that the money could be better used somewhere else.

I had actually thought about forfeiting the trip, which made me feel sad because I had already told my mom that I was taking her with me. She has never ever gone on a real vacation and I know she'll love the cruise.

So what's a girl to do, I thought? I decided to talk it over with the hubster and see what his feelings about the whole issue were. You know what? He offered to pay the fees! Isn't he awesome? I'm still a little leery about going though because it's still money unexpectedly coming out of our household at a really bad time!

16 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

I hope things work out for you Tanisha!!!!! fingers and toes crossed for you!

TxScrapAddict said...

Hope it works out for you!!

Jennifer said...

It will all work out! And I'm sure your mother is tickled pink to go with you! What a great time together you will have!

Jenn in Vancouver

~EssenseVibez~ said...

Gurl, the Lord works in mysterious ways--things happen for a reason so dont ponder on the negative--i know what its like to have to give up something you want so bad--but look at the positive, hubster is amazing--take your mom and enjoy--Now, lemme look in the closet and find that ol' dusty collection plate so i can pass it around to the folks that following your blog---be good huneyface---remain blessed!!!

Stacey Michaud said...

I think it was presented to you for a reason! Take your mom and have faith it will all work out! What a great DH!

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

I think most people forget about the taxes...Iwould be one of them. It would be my luck, if I ever got on The Price is Right, that I would win a huge showcase and not be able to pay the taxes. Glad you still get to go!
Stopping by to give you a big welcome to the SITStahood. We are so glad you could join us and look forward to seeing you around!

Katie said...

That was sweet of him! I hope things turn around a bit for you soon, Tanisha!

I have a blog award for you (because you inspire me so): http://scissorsspatulasandsneakers.blogspot.com/2009/07/eye-like-your-style.html

LaVon said...

Tanisha...trust in the Lord. He will keep you and your family whole!!! I promise!!

He will find great Joy in your husband supporting you and you supporting your mom. That's worth a blessing dont you think!?

Have a GREAT time on your cruise!!

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Your husband rocks socks! And so do you... have a fantastic time cruisin'!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

that is just so sweet of your husband!! i hope everything works out well.. :)

Cyndy G. said...

YIKES! Almost seems like you can buy a regular cruise for cheaper than that! That's a bummer but I hope you do end up going because it sure sounds FUN!!!!!!!

Tamika said...

I agree that it will all work out,you have the sweetest hubby!

scrapNdiva said...

Your hubby is so sweet and you are so deserve to go on a scrapbooking cruise. It will all work out for you. Enjoy and I look forward to seeing the layouts

Jojorenee said...

OMGosh theres always the fine print huh! Thank God for your husband and that for a sweet moment you can put the job out of mind and enjoy a scrapbook cruise with your mom. Now that will be a great album to scrap with all this blogging to go with the photos!!!

Heather Brown said...

GIRL.... let me tell you... I LOVED meeting you this week!! you are a blast and loved every minute of our time spent together!! I think we all need to get together more often!! Miss you!!

retta519 said...

Congratulations on the win, Tanisha! Not only were you lucky winning the cruise...you were lucky marrying that man of yours!

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