So, obviously, I really-really-really wanna go.
Thing is, of course, once again there's no money to SEND me. And thanks to medical bills and taxes (why the hell can't you deduct medical bills from your taxes, dammit? WTF, Uncle Sam?!) and our heat/air unit crapping out on us (in JULY, no less) we are even broker than last year.
Actually... maybe not. At least we haven't had to pay for car repairs AND a down payment.
It's up in Chicago, which is once again a bit of a drive. (And COLD! NCTE folks, what were you thinking?) But I'd be able to visit family over in Indiana, although I still feel it's a bit far for a daily commute, so I'd need to get a hotel room. And of course the conference ITSELF is a bit of an owie.
Is it going to be that different from last year? Will it really be as helpful, now that I've already gone once?
Essentially, is it worth giving up a trip to Disney World?
I just don't know.
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