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Senior Pictures...GULP!!!(long rambling post)

June 23rd, 2010 at 11:04 am

We received the proofs for my son's senior pictures. I had no idea they would be so expensive! The package we need is $379!! Unbelievable! I about when into shock when I saw that. I think my heart quit beating for a minute. I definately didn't plan on that for my budget. They fortunately have a payment plan where you can break it up into 3 payments, which will make it a little bit easier to swallow.

The exterminator came this morning to give me an estimate on getting rid of the fleas. $139. That includes the initial treatment plus a follow up 10 days later to get the eggs that hatched. That price is alot better than I though it would be. But I still didn't have that worked into my budget either. So I have had to make some changes to the budget.

Due to the changes, I am thinking about cashing in my vacation time. I need it to make ends meet next Friday. It would be an extra $650, which is almost exactly how much I am short. The second job idea is looking better and better. I think my parents are going to help me out some next month as well. They are already taking my DD to the dermatoligist(?) to get a wart removed. We have tried the over the counter stuff and it just came back. It is a wierd wart in that it is shaped like a mushroom and keeps getting caught on her clothes. So I don't know how much they will have left to help me. But I refuse to stress about it. That just leads to anxiety and I already have enough of that.

My sister gave me her treadmill. It a commercial treadmill that weighs like 300#. It took 4 teenage boys and taking it apart to get it in the house. It is currently parked in the living room where I think it is going to stay. I have walked on it every day since we got it. I built up to 30 minutes last night. It would be easier if I could see the tv, but unfortunately I can't see over the console! I might end up moving the tv so I can see it. Then I might want to walk longer. I am not walking very fast, but I have to build up my tolerance. At least I am walking. It was a mile yesterday.

We have poker run this weekend to benefit my dd cheerleading. I hope we make lots of money! I could sure use it toward the payment that is due on the 15th of July. Right now it is $335 due. I don't know if my sisters will be able to contribute or not. That is almost exactly how much I am short for the 20th of July. I have already told dd she has to contribute to it this month.

6 Responses to “Senior Pictures...GULP!!!(long rambling post)”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    That's crazy!

  2. Elisabeth Says:

    I might be behind on your posts, but have you tried to get rid of the fleas on your own. Salt or even baking soda work well on carpets.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    I work with 2 parents of high school grads (& older children). They were both saying the senior portraits were insane this year. Even just for the smallest package.

    Personally, I wouldn't buy them. I would just refuse.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    I should add, it's not that difficult in this day and age to find someone with a nice camera and/or printer and do-it-yourself.

  5. north georgia gal Says:

    Elisabeth, I have tried to get rid of the fleas. We did a bomb, sprayed the yard and did some sort of spray that my mom gave me. The little demons have just got a stronghold on the house.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I would really suggest you look around for deals from area photographers. For my senior pictures we found a deal where they took 5 different poses. One of them was with our family dog Reggie, and they even took one of him by himself. (turned out so cute that they used it as one of their advertisement pics) We were able to pick out which shots and poses we wanted copies of, and were able to keep all the originals (stamped with company name). I think it was something like a $15 sitting fee. They turned out SO much better than my college senior picture (which I didn't buy copies of!!)

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