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Where Did March Go? Tahoe Trip. DH had Pneumonia.

April 7th, 2015 at 10:25 pm

I can't believe we are a week into April already! What?!

Catching up here..

In the last half of March we took a four-day family getaway with another family to Lake Tahoe. We rented a house. Which sounds so fancy, but in reality is a reasonably frugal way to vacation. This was the first time we have ever stayed in a vacation rental, but I will definitely do it again.

We split the rental 50/50 with our friends. They have three young kids. We invited a friend for DD to hang out with. That made 10 people total. We paid $100/night ($200/night total) and $75 cleaning fee. The house was plenty spacious for everyone to spread out (four bedrooms & three full baths). The pool table kept the teen girls entertained and actually off their cell phones for a little bit! Big Grin

We ate in the whole time and cooked in the large kitchen; which was nicer than mine at home.
That kept our food spending equal to staying home.

We visited the Discovery museum in Reno at $8/per person. Such a fun place!

The other mom and I had a champagne and goat cheese binge one night in front of the gas fireplace. Glorious. Big Grin

We picnicked at one of the Lake's beaches. No park fees because it was "off-season".

Took the all the kids tubing on the last patch of snow we could find nearby. Splurged $30 for tube rental.

Woke up to a dusting of snow one morning to everyone's delight - especially the four youngsters. Smile

Then when we got home DH started saying how much his chest was hurting. We thought that his asthma was flaring up. But, by the next day he was really hurting. A trip to the ER confirmed pneumonia. Frown
(Is this year going to be the year of medical expenses?? I sure hope not!)

He was pretty sick for about a week. Breathless and tired. And coughing of course.

Doing much better now, but not 100% yet. Did go back to work last Thursday on limited duties.
No sick leave pay for the days he was out. Frown

One good thing is that he is getting a sleep test for his sleep apnea. Something I've been saying for several years he should do...

6 Responses to “Where Did March Go? Tahoe Trip. DH had Pneumonia.”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    I love that photo of the kids....too bad the lighting wasn't adjusted so they weren't quite so dark. (You could probably fix that with a photo touch-up tool.) Anyway, really liked that photo in particular...the others were nice too.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Pneumonia is nothing to fool around with! Glad he got treated and hope he continues to take it easy.

  3. Bluebird Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful vacation! I hope your DH recovers quickly. Champagne and goat cheese, yum!!!

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Great pics! It sounds like you guys had a nice getaway.

    I hope your DH gets feeling a lot better soon! I recently had bronchitis and was pretty out of it for most of a week - finally this week have been feeling much more back to myself.

  5. monkeymama Says:

    LF - can you e-mail the info for the place you stayed in Tahoe? Have done that in the past and have been wanting to plan a trip like that again.

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    MM - Sent you an email a few days ago. Smile

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