- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
Backstory: DH’s job is seasonal (to start and get his foot in the door, after a few years it will be permanent), so he is currently laid off and “unemployed”. He is getting EI benefits and works snowplowing for extra money. In Canada, you can earn up to a certain amount extra before your EI is penalized.
We didn’t go on a proper honeymoon, just to a B&B for 2 nights to do SOMETHING.
I have lots of vacation time saved up, since I work so much extra and pretty much never take time off. The closest thing we have ever had to a vacation together was the mini-moon or a long weekend camping.
My parents have a place in Florida right on the beach and are BEGGING us to come visit this year. They have had their condo for 3 years now and neither my sister or I have been to visit. They need someone to drive their car down, so they said they would pay for the expense associated with us driving it down and we can fly back on points. And, we can stay with them, so accomodations are free.
The costs would be the taxes on the airfare, spending money and Darling Husband not getting EI for the two weeks. Although, some of that we be offset with extra hours he has been banking snowplowing.
We want to buy a house soon, but even though I have a pretty good job, I am not sure we will ever qualify for a mortgage until DH’s job becomes permanent. We have a lot student loans and some CC debt. We willl be getting a decent tax return this year.
I am so torn about whether we should go or not… my parents aren’t going to be around for ever and I feel like I “deserve” a vacation, because we have never been away together and I work incredibly hard at a stressful job. I am borderline depressed from just working and working for basically nothing. On the other hand, I should probably just get over myself, put all the money on our debts, save a little and keep plugging along.
But at the same time, if we don’t do anything fun until our student loans are paid, we won’t be doing anything fun for like 15 years and I am not sure I can live like that either.
Tell me what to do! Ugh.