Sunday, August 12, 2012
Today hubby was varnishing the bathroom floors and cabinets he remodeled..I couldn't stand the fumes and our house doggie baby couldn't stand the activity so we sat out on the porch swing together and I finished stitching the other fall themed hand towel..you can see them both above..One of my goals this week was to finish one UFO...kind of accomplished it..but really it was not something I had put aside for a period of time as had been working on these each evening. But I am going to count it anyway but do plan to try to finish more.
I've spent much of the rest of the day online looking at youth hostels in the UK to plan the the big bucket list trip...the lowest cost of a bed at one of these is about $20USD..and the cheapest car rental not counting gasoline for a small car at that is about $300USD for 2 weeks..I figure since we would be splitting the cost, then we could upgrade for a little better vehicle for around $800 which would be about $200 each..So for a 2 week stay just for the car rental and hostels..the cost would be around $500...now this is not including food, gasoline, tour fees for places and flight over..I went ahead and figured the flight as being over $1000 for round trip but the son's flight miles he has saved would pay mine and the one DIL...the other DIL can fly free on standby so she might be later getting there or home but she could have hers paid free..my sister has planned to save a bunch to pay her ticket. Also have a friend who generously offered us to stay at her house for couple of nights free..so this trip is beoming more a reality..
Now my goal is to get as much walking in here to build myself up to be able to walk there alot..incentive to get me to exercise...just what I need.