Two round-trip tickets to Virginia Beach: $680
6 days' boarding at the doggy spa for Miss Annie: $130
Driving through near-blizzard from Lincoln to Omaha: 1 1/2 hours
One rental car (flat tire included): $75
One Cinnamon Dolce Latte, two Hot Cocoas, five children's books from Barnes & Noble (while waiting for roadside service to change tire!): $25
Listening to our five-year-old granddaughter read to us for the first time: PRICELESS!