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Here Comes the Bride & There Goes the Cash — Dave’s Diary

 

The Central Washington Bridal Show was a big hit last weekend but the one thing that will take the biggest at wedding time hit is Dad’s wallet!

The new list of average prices is out and it should deliver an average heart attack!  It better be true love because it’s gonna cost ya!

The "average wedding" these days runs you close to 25,000 dollars!

  • Wedding dress: $1,450
  • Cake: $410
  • Music/DJ: $971
  • Reception: $14,540
  • Flowers: $1,500
  • Honeymoon: $6,000
  • Bachelor party $800 (mostly $1's and $5's!)
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Chillax! The Most Stress Free Jobs for the New Year — Dave’s Diary

Jobs reports, unemployment extensions and federal stats on disability payments continue to paint a picture of slow economic recovery.  There is a lot of stress when you don’t have a job.  Of course no career is absolutely stress-free, but some jobs are certainly less stressful than others. 

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Who Best to Serve Yakima as Mayor — Dave’s Diary

Tonight I was sworn in for a second four year term on Yakima’s City Council.  What and honor to be able to serve and have a say in the future direction for our hometown. Thanks again to all those who voted and little extra thanks to those who voted for me.  Tonight the council also voted for the next Mayor and we did what I feared most. We turned our backs on the best choice to make government work for the voters.

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Resolved in the New Year to Say “NO” More Often — Dave’s Diary

One of my many resolutions for 2014 is to find ways to say “no” more often.  It’s not that I don’t want to help but I have a tendency to say yes to everything.  It’s flattering to be asked to help or be told you are important to the project’s success but it can cost you important family time. 

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Category: Human Interest
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Resolved to Save Bucks by Buying in Bulk — Dave’s Diary

 Calling Costco, calling Costco--prepare for the bulk buy in 2014.  Buying in bulk is something that sounds like a good idea in theory until the reality hits: if there is a gallon jug of months-old, barely-used ketchup taking up most of your refrigerator space you begin to realize not everything is a natural for a bulk buy!

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