Staycation

There can now be some debate as to whether it is cheaper to go away on vacation or to stay home. Here’s what we’ve spent so far:

Paved Driveway: $1,850
Picture frame for my map: $230
Some stuff at Wal*Mart: $92
One night in a hotel in New Hampshire (later this week, but already paid for): $99

The driveway got paved because the company was on our street doing another driveway. The guy doing it went up and down the street handing out business cards and estimates. When we saw the estimate, it was a lot lower than what we had expected, hence the reason we had never ever looked into it the entire time we lived here. I called around, some people had higher estimates, some people didn’t get back to me, and some people couldn’t give an estimate before this guy did the job today.

Map: I’ve had a map of the world for a year and a half now. I’ve been hemming and hawing about framing it because it’s relatively expensive. My whole goal was to have it framed and on the wall. So, I finally caved an paid the price.

A bird feeder and seed was some of the stuff I bought at Wal*Mart. Since I’ve been spending more time outside (mostly reading, not doing yard work, God forbid), I’ve noticed a bluejay that comes around a lot, along with the mourning doves that are always around. Now I’m going to see if he’ll eat at my feeder.

New Hampshire: We’re going to Canobie Lake Park. I’ve never been. Should be fun, though the weather looks uncooperative.

That’s a lot of money, to me. How soon can I go back to work?

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3 Responses to Staycation

  1. Hope you like spending money on bird food. Blue-jays are pigs (well, they are birds, but they eat more than pigs).

  2. Scoob says:

    Money, the bane of our existence! The gravel gave you a warning sound though when visitors arrive, now you have the silence of pavement.

    We are sorry we could not join you at Canobie lake, if you enjoy it then we shall have to set up another date so we all can go together.

  3. Roger says:

    If it wasn’t money, then I’d have to say that I don’t have enough goods or talent to barter for the things I want. I don’t usually feel I’m overzealous, either.

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