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Good to be Home

May 11th, 2006 at 07:10 pm

I donít mind traveling for work, really. Itís kind of a treat to be in a motel room, because you are forced to relax. Somehow this time, even though I was at an actual capital R Resort, for a special conference, I am glad to be home. The luxurious food coming at me almost blew my fuses Ė Iím too used to my crockpot concoctions. I will admit that the fresh pineapple was pretty fabulous.

It just feels good to be home. My real luxuries are the bath Iím about to take, with a good paperback. Perhaps Iíll have an orange juice and club soda mix.

There were two cars full of people who went to the conference. The car I wasnít in evidently had a conversation about my Challenge. I donít think Iíve ever had one of my hobbies interest other people enough to talk about it when I wasnít around.

I realized I hadnít brought a razor once we arrived. As I was planning on shorts and a tank top after a winter of growing fur, I was troubled. (My usually well equipped Travel bathroom bag offered me only a spoon. Huh?) One person overheard me mention I was looking for a little store, and she offered me a razor out a three pack she had just bought. She would accept no money. Itís sometimes the small favors we appreciate; I had been thinking I had going to have to pay those high prices for the convenience. I told her I wished her the reward of a good Door Prize, and she did win a good one.

I did get a bill for a deductible on a procedure I had. Medical is going to cause grief again this month.

3 Responses to “Good to be Home”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    It is understandable that your challenge would cause some discussion, as living on minimum wage is a true challenge---I do not think many would be as dedicated as you to stick with it. Hopefully, you are keeping a great journal so that you can write a book about it someday!

    Enjoy the warm bath and book, you deserve it!

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    I know what you mean about conferences -- the experience is sort of other-worldly, and little emergencies like needing a razor can throw you off. What a nice person who gave you one!

    I'm going to a conference in August, and I'm both looking forward to it and dreading it. One expense that is not ever covered is boarding my pets. It's expensive, and just knowing they're "jailed" makes enjoying myself a little difficult.

  3. jodi_m Says:

    Ugh, I've been caught without a razor in times of need (who needs to shave in the winter? I consider it an extra layer of warmth!). And I have been caught without other...uh, female necessities when out of town - what a pain to have to pay hotel or convenience store prices! Three cheers for your colleague!

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