Ready… Set…

Our list of things to do is getting smaller…

The route is planned, Waldo has been tuned-up and serviced, the van fueled and ready to go. Mail has been checked for the last time and our keys turned in. One more stop into the Post Office in the morning in hopes that Rob’s fly rod will have arrived. Laundry is done, the house is somewhat clean. Our storage unit is going to have to stay as it is, which is less than desirable but not a deal breaker by any means.

We will have to fuel Waldo in the morning and top off his tanks, but then what? What are we missing? Many things, I am sure, but I do not know exactly what. I think we have done and prepared all that we can. The rest will have to take care of itself somewhere down the road.

For now, though, I suppose it is time to relax and enjoy a quiet Friday evening.

Disney Dreams

The kids have been asking to go to Disney World ever since they could talk. This is not a trip we could take without a lot of prior planning and saving. And, since every penny counts, I picked up an electronic bank after Christmas so we would have a special place to watch all those pennies grow. We decorated it with stickers and put in all the change we could find at the time.


Since then, I have been pretty anal about making sure all the change I can find goes into the jar. (I think perhaps I am as anxious to go as the kids.) Unfortunately we need our quarters for laundry so very few of those make it in, and they are the ones that would make our savings grow faster, and we rarely use cash, making change even more scarce. Pennies and nickels and dimes don’t add up quite as fast, but we are getting there.

So far we have enough saved to buy a hot dog and a soda. We are eating an elephant here, and while, at this rate, it may take us 12 years to make it there, we will make it. We will be victorious. We will be Disney bound.