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Kitchenette and Phone

April 30th, 2017 at 06:38 am

It looks like my husband will have a kitchenette in his room while he is at training this summer. He is on a post with a commissary also, so it looks like he can eat almost as normal while away. I do expect he will eat out a bit more, just because of the change in routine. We will discuss this more before he leaves. Smile

He is going to be near Washington DC, so it may end up being a chance for the girls and I to fly up there (not a fan of interstate driving) and visit. It will depend on his availability on weekends. I will try to save a bit more in the vacation fund in the meantime.

We are about to buy our youngest daughter a new cell phone. Her phone is almost exactly 3 years old, but is acting up. She has been dealing with issues with it for quite a few months now. We want to her to have a reliable phone while she is in Europe. Although we don't really want her to use it for much more than a camera or to play a game on since the cost would be very expensive. We expect to use What's App to communicate with her for free.

We are currently looking at buying an unlocked Motorola G Plus (5th Gen) for $229. The best price seems to be at Best Buy for a new phone. My Dad is a Team National member so I'm going to see if they have any discounts before I buy it.

5 Responses to “Kitchenette and Phone”

  1. Carol Says:

    You probably know this, but you have to jump some hurdles so the phone will work in Europe. ( I was dismayed to find this out. )

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, Carol. Honestly the best thing will be to leave the phone off! I think many phones now are 'world phones' capable of connecting, but I can't say I'm super clear on all of it yet. If she can connect to WiFi in the hotel and message us through What's App, that will be fine. Games can be played on the plane without data or wifi if she wants. And taking photos also doesn't need a connection.

  3. Carol Says:

    You are right. Phones can do a lot of things besides calling home to tell mom you're OK. Funny story: I was with my nieces and granddaughter in Niagara by the Lake in Canada and they found a spot on the Beach where they could pick up Wi-Fi from New York State. Immediately all three girls were texting and messaging and having a wonderful time with phones that worked with no roaming charge.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's a great thing to have - a kitchenette.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Agreed, FT! He can keep making his salads for lunch, eat the breakfast at the hotel and whip up something simple for dinner. At least this is what I hope will happen most of the time.

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