It's now been 2 years since I've seen my beautiful goddaughters, who are now 5, 6, and 8. I used to not be able to go 2 days without seeing them. I cried my eyes out when they moved an hour and a half away, then sobbed to the point of hyperventilating when we moved here, knowing I'd hardly ever get to see them. I did visit a few times before Ace was born, including once right before I got pregnant with him, in November 2005.
Now I want to go see them in February, but I'm looking at nearly $400 for just my plane ticket and probably at least half that for Ace, since he's getting his own seat. 18 months is the cutoff for free tickets for children anyway, and he'll be 18 months old tomorrow.
Between November 2005 and December 2007, plane tickets have gone from slightly affordable to not even remotely within the budget of the average American. And since we're joining the cult of Dave Ramsey next year, there's no way the overly-strict budget will allow for $600 worth of plane tickets.
If only it weren't totally immoral and unethical for me to sell nekkid pictures of myself on the internet. I'd have enough money to see my babies in no time. Back to the change jar, and finding random household items to sell on eBay. If the Wii goes missing, I know nothing.
1 month ago