Babysitters in the Caribbean??? hmmmm...... no can't say that I do.
My hubby and I actually had a depressing conversation over the weekend, and we are toying with the idea of canceling our cruise.....
I took on a summer job in 2007 specifically for a trip because there never seems to be enough left over to travel. Now with gas/oil prices and the trickle down effect of higher food prices, etc, we are starting to wonder if the money we set aside for vacation might need to be kept for an emergency heating fund.
Top it off with the fact my husband works construction. He's been with the company about 25 years and right now commercial is still building strong, but being laid off is one of those things we live with. I am good at budgeting/planning, and I keep a little tucked away to get through for a short time without his pay, but with rise in prices, that emergency fund won't go nearly as far as it would have in the past.
We haven't called it off yet, we are trying to figure out other options for savings between now and then. We might decide to wait to see what the winter brings, and if we don't have to touch the money, do something next year.
We got a great deal on the reposition cruise, but it is still a lot of money to spend on a week, when you could heat your house for the winter with it.
Maybe I should apply for your babysitting job.....