So the other day, my grandmother's TV died. It was 20+ yrs old. So my dad went with her to buy a new one yesterday, and they get one with all the latest features, (my grandmother was so cute as she is scared of the newer ones). All total with the protection plan, it came to 800.00. I never asked the final price, but I did call yesterday to see if she found one, and she was nervous, yet excited........but then.....
My dad calls and says he would like to leave the option open of my brother and I to go with my parents for the TV for her for Christmas. Well, I did not say no right then, but being this has to be a low budget Christmas, as well as an unexpected expense, I think Iw ill have to say no. Money has been very tight lately. Two things happened this yr that has made things tight for us. One is that his student loan payments started, and 2 is that our rent went up. So, while I def will buy presents this yr, it is going to be a lower end Christmas. Plus, my MIL. niece and SIL's b-day are all the first week of December.
So, when he said 800.00, my heart dropped. I was already not feeling well worrying over money, now this. ANd the funny thing, last night, my grandmother said all she wanted for Christmas was scratch off lottery tickets as she is "83 and has everything she wants and needs"! Is it that wrong to say no? All this stress is making me feel sick, and I do not want to get real bad sick over this. My head was pounding, and I got it to stop, but I feel like it can pound again at any minute!