|Me and Wife, getting ready to enjoy the sunset at the end of a perfect day.|
After breakfast, we had some downtime around the apartment so we could work on our individual projects. Wife is working on a ginormous quilt for me, which will hopefully be done this semester. I was working on my entries for the MSU CHM T-Shirt Design Contest.
We also talked about the expensive surprise she had planned for me. As it turns out, with the unforeseen high cost of insuring the both of us, my loan amount is going to be stretched thinner than previously planned. As it is, the loans Wife has taken out don't even cover her tuition. We've been covering the remainder from savings, and will have to do that for the next two semesters. The cheapest route for health insurance is going to be separately insuring us through our respective universities, and even then, it's going to be very pricey. It will also be only health insurance - no vision or dental planned thus far.
With all of this taken into account, it was determined that the mystery gift will have to be postponed. Whatever it was, Wife is going to put it on the back burner, hopefully as a surprise for a later date. The way things stand right now, we may need to take out a private loan of some sort come Spring semester.
Despite the break in perfection caused by all this financial hullabaloo, we kicked this "final hurrah" day back into gear by picking up some of the cheapest Chinese food possible and going to the $4.50 1:00pm showing of The Dark Knight Rises. It was a great movie - I highly recommend it. Even Wife, who normally doesn't get into action (and especially action hero) movies liked it. So yeah, if you're not in class already (what UP Wayne State and UofM med students who started class this week!) you should definitely check it out.
After the movie, we had some more hang-out time, given that we got out at around 4:00pm. We finished things off by getting some ice cream and watching the sunset over Lake Michigan at the Holland State Park. It was gorgeous. Here are several pics from watching the sun go down: