We go home tomorrow, in less than twenty hours. I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I am looking forward to being chez moi, in my own home, amongst my own things. On the other hand, I am very sad to be leaving the United States and going back to France. I had wanted to try and extend my stay, but after crunching the numbers my husband and I decided it was not financially feasible. Now more than ever, we have been brainstorming how to make moving to the United States a possibility.
You might have noticed (ahem) that I’ve been a bit behind on updating our daily spending tally. I admit it- we’ve been a bit over our self imposed daily limit of $50. I’m not sure how much, as, well, I haven’t really been keeping track. I’ll provide a full update a few days after we get home, when I have time to check our bank accounts on line. I have to wait to check on line, because some of the receipts have gone missing… not very assiduous at all, I admit it!
I have a lot of great posts in the pipeline: observations on our spending, returning to America after two and a half years away, spending and saving in a consumer society, the current financial crises, what it’s like reuniting with old friends and many more. I hope that you’ve been enjoying the great guest posts that have been up over the past month; I certainly enjoyed reading them.
So for now it’s back to trying to cram all our purchases into our suitcases. We’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming on Saturday!