I'm BACK!. The trip was fun, interesting in parts, trying one or two times, but overall, I was very happy to get away for a few days. The drive was long (9 hours), made longer by the torrential rain most of New England saw last Thursday. I was perfectly happy to drive 45-50 miles per hour when I could not see more than 50 feet in front of me.
Budget wise, I was just at/just over my budget. My "fun money" of $150 included two lunches out for my host, some miscellaneous spending money for me, my contribution to the party and I still have some pocket change left over. Gas was the biggest item. Cost to fill up in Maine, $57US. Cost to fill up in New Brunswick $74CN. Gas was $1.29 per liter in New Brunswick. Total gas expenditure for the round trip was $236, I came in under budget for that. Nice to see that when I returned home, the cost per gallon dropped from $4.26 to $4.06-sweet!
The weather did not co-operate much on Friday, rain and more rain, but Saturday was sunny and muggy (New Brunswick has some large mosquito's) and Sunday was sunny and dry. It was the perfect day for the family party.
I will say that this was one of the first weekends in a very long time that I did not think of my bankruptcy. Really, it never crossed my mind, which is completely refreshing.
This is not to say that I obsess about the Bankruptcy, but it's still in my head and I think about it at the most odd times during the day. I see this as really letting myself move onward and upward and getting on to the next stage of life.
Now that I've cleaned out my inbox on my e-mail and my inbox on my desk, I'll finish catching up on my Google reader and start posting again.
Hope you all had a great week!