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The busiest year we've ever had (that I can remember)

June 1st, 2017 at 06:35 pm

The year we bought our current home was one of the most stressful, but in terms of actual activity I can't think of a year that's been as busy as this one!

The main thing is travel, which I find more disruptive than other types of activity because there's all the preparation leading up to it and getting caught up from it afterward. Somehow we went from thinking this would be a quiet year travel-wise to planning a ton of trips (and having a few dumped on me by my job).

So here's what we've done so far (and have coming up):
January: No travel
February: NT overnight road trip to Chicago with friends and an overnight solo work trip to Memphis for me
March: 2 overnight solo work trips to Memphis and my solo vacation to NYC
April: family road trip/vacation by a lake
May: a 4-day work trip to Memphis
June: AS's solo vacation to NYC
July: Possible 2-week work trip for AS to Tahoe (late July/early August)
August: week-long family vacation to Virginia
September: NT's week-long solo trip to UK for his sister's wedding
October: my niece is getting married in West Virginia and I'm tempted to go as she's my first niece or nephew to get married, but I'm looking at our schedule and budget and feel very on the fence about it!
November/December: No travel planned at present

So, whew! What a year it turned out to be. Somehow we've managed it all (so far; the airfare is bought for NYC & Va. but nothing else) without incurring debt, and had our bathroom redone, and saved over $8K toward renovations, over $5K toward our EF and upped our retirement contributions by 1 percent or so.

4 Responses to “The busiest year we've ever had (that I can remember)”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Travel is expensive, especially when flying. I would definitely say that is a busy year!

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    Ugh! Sounds crazy!!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    I know! I'm actually glad that most of my travel is done; most of the remaining trips are AS or NT traveling. Of course, if work decides I travel some more, I can't really help that, but looking at my upcoming projects, I don't foresee any obvious need for trips. Well, there was talk of a trip to Florida for one of my clients, but they're wishy-washy about everything so I can imagine this being one of their things.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    What a busy year you've had, but wow, think of all the experiences!

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