This year we plan to forgo a vacation. The economy does play a small part in our decision to not take a summer vacation. Summer vacation this year for us is being put on hold due to the educational pursuits of several members of our household.
Instead of summer vacation , our family is doing “summer school”. Both my husband and my daughter will be taking classes all summer. Then in the fall two of my sons will also be attending classes at our local community college.
My husband is pursuing classes in order that he might advance within his company . Our daughter is also pursuing a degree at our community college to reduce the expenses of her long term educational goals. Going through the summer also reduces the number of years that she will be in school.
Another reason we are not planning to take a summer vacation is because we really do not have the income needed to do so. A vacation this year is just not within our budget . Due to our youngest sons accident last year we have many additional expenses. Our son was paralyzed last year, paralysis is extremely expensive , even with insurance . A degree will help my husband to increase our income this will be a tremendous help for our son.
This summer we are looking for ways to reduce our expenses as much as possible. So another thing we are doing this summer is a garden . We’ve planted a garden to try to help defray the cost of feeding our family. We plan to freeze, and as much as possible from this garden in addition to using it throughout the summer to feed our family.
Also this summer my husband plans to help our youngest son learn to do some small woodworking projects . If he does well with this we plan to help him open an online store to sell the things that he makes. This will take some time for him to learn to do, a summer vacation would not be conductive to starting a small woodworking business .
Our oldest son will also be getting married this summer . We are planning to buy a few things for him and his new bride after they are married. So instead of spending money for a vacation we’ll be spending just a little to help the newlyweds set up housekeeping .
Summer vacation will be another year.