Sunday, August 27, 2006


I am making reservations for evacuating! (Same day last year we were booking our rooms in Jackson, MS.!!!) I tried to ignore things at first, but my sister AND my mom called this morning saying that they are booking rooms and our favorite places are already sold out! :shock: Where do I want to vacation now? Destin? the mountains? Sea World in San Antonio? LOL! Might as well make it fun this time!

Well, we ended up booking 8 rooms (big extended family) in Memphis for Wednesday 4 nights. I'm hoping that we really don't need to go. But better to have those reservations and not use them than to be a wandering bunch of gypsies, unable to find a room at the inn! LOL! Been there...done that!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Textbook Costs

This just burns me up! Julie is going to college part time with only THREE courses this semester. She came home with her books today. She was able to get one of them used, but the others she had to buy new. (You know...the updated edition where the only update is the change in the copyright year on the second page. Grrrr!)

$600---Six hundred dollars! That is just ridiculous! And of course when she goes to sell them back she will get hardly anything for them...that is if she gets anything. They are good at changing books every year.

What gives? They are taking students (and their parents) to the cleaners.