We got ourselves safely up and back from Seattle today. The passports are done. We couldn't stick around for it to be delivered, so they are over-nighting them.
I think I blogged about this before, but we had a plan for #1 to earn her money, which didn't pan out completely. That was a bit disappointing, but we are still working on things. A number of people donated money or have sent checks these past few days saying that the funds were just for her. That was VERY sweet, and we are grateful. We are also open to new ideas. She is going to be doing some work for a neighbor to earn some money. I think we're going to get there.
Here's why I think so.....
When we got home, I started looking into flights. I went and had a hard time finding the same flights I was going to be on from Portland to LA, so I called the airline. The price was $300 more than I had paid. I told the woman thank you, but we didn't have the ability to buy it at this time. I hung up and told the Warden that she wouldn't be going. Great sadness!
I closed the airline website and went to check my email. After being gone all day, there was quite a bit. The very first email was from the travel agent at Destination Japan. Here's what it said:
"Today Delta Airline announced the best deal ever to . The round trip from to Haneda which are the same flight with [the cousins]. Price is $763.00 including tax and airline fuel surcharge.You still need to figure out the between and Los Angeles though."
I have one thought for you, and I'd love to know what you think about this. If it's a lousy idea, please don't be afraid to say so. I still need to proofread the recipes that are going into the cookbook. I've done about one-third of them. What if I were to open sales back up until Saturday, with the idea of any further money going to #1, but she, in order to earn the money received from those orders, has to proofread the rest of the book? She will also continue to be involved until they are all delivered to their rightful owners. Is there anyone still out there that would buy one or two? Like I said, if this is lame, please don't be shy to say so.
Thank you for sticking with me/us through all of this. I hope it's not too much drama.