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Back From Our Trip

April 23rd, 2017 at 08:09 am

I slept in really late this morning because that spring break trip wiped me out! Lots of walking around campuses.

Our daughter is looking to study engineering, so we are looking at excellent midwest colleges for that field. All three colleges mentioned payment for internships, up to $25 an hour! Some starting the summer after freshman year. Two indicated a possible five year program to include a master's degree at the end. We are letting all the information sink in. She can't apply until August 1, so there is lots of time to talk it all through. Two would be our home of record and would be in state tuition. The other is where our older daughter is and would be out of state tuition.

It feels like we spent a lot of money while we were gone, particularly for meals at restaurants. I do remember funding the vacation, fuel and restaurant categories before we left. I paid a $200 housing deposit for our daughter while we were visiting her. I had the money set aside for that. I also bought her a tank top with the University logo, snacks and a large portfolio for storing her art. I guess I bought a tube to roll a piece of art that is 4 ft x 7 ft, too. Just those few things alone are far more than I spend in a traditional week.

We did get unpacked and have started laundry so we are prepared for the work and school week. We also need to stock our fridge for eating at home, so that means a grocery run later today. I'd really rather just sit on the couch!

3 Responses to “Back From Our Trip”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Welcome home! I imagine you do feel like you spent a lot while you were gone because you are very frugal at home. But, I'm sure you were careful, nonetheless. You can look at it as an investment in your daughter's future.

  2. Kiki Says:

    Glad it was a god trip!

    My cousin did the five year program in civil engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. It is a good choice to combine them into one program. I hope she can make a decision for her university program!

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Good that the trip went so well. I hope she gets in whereever she wants to go.

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