Keeping in the tradition we started last year with our trip to Nashville, Kim and I will once again spend our anniversary traveling. We’re taking a trip. An awesome trip. We’ll fly into San Francisco, spend a couple days on Fisherman’s Wharf and the like (hey, we’ll be tourists after all), drive down the coast to Big Sur, spend a night in a Yurt, continue south to spend a couple days in LA with our fantastic friend, Kalli, then continue south to San Diego, where we’ll visit the world famous San Diego Zoo.
As you can imagine, this will be quite the voyage that will have us driving hundred of miles on the West Coast’s famous Highway 1. Needless to say, we’re excited about the trip (that’s the midwest in us craving some California sun), but not excited about the expenses. Therefore, we’ve been trying really hard to scrimp and save. Every dollar we save now is a dollar we can spend in California. So. We’re having another yard sale. We’re painting pets like mad (and loving it, by the way!). Oh, and we’re renting ourselves out for handy-work. That’s right. Just like A.C. Slater, I’m a regular Husband for Hire. (Anyone? No?). And while you won’t find me sporting the camouflage sweatband, I have found that I’m handier than I thought.
That said, the BBOT and I have been hitting the road a bit lately. Recently, I’ve found myself replacing the track on a bi-fold door, and will soon be trimming and mounting an apartment’s worth of roller shades, as demonstrated here. Neither of these projects are terribly difficult or time consuming, but the one thing that I seem to have on my hands is a bit of free time (and a desire to make this trip as awesome as possible.)
So, do travel plans have you guys saving up and taking on more projects than you can handle, or do you rely on the 9 to 5 and simply budget accordingly any time you’ve got a big expense? Let us know, cause seriously, we could use the tips!