We were going to New York for a mid-June wedding. (My sister-in-law's brother is getting married in Crown Heights.) But the realities of time, money & energy have prompted us to delay the trip. We'll miss the June family wedding, but we will go -- I hope --to New York in August.
1) I will have finished --G-d willing-- writing my non-fiction book and will have delivered the manuscript to the publisher (DPL Press) by the July 15 deadline. The book is due out in May of 2008.
2) I will have collected additional funds for a fun-filled week in Manhattan & Brooklyn
3) And by late summer, I will catch up on some book-keeping, bills and other tasks that I have let slide, while I've been busy writing.
Delayed gratification is a trick that works well for my money-saving drive. When I postpone spending, I carefully examine needs vs. wants vs. fantasies. The extra time also allows me to shop around for the best deals and prices. More importantly, when I wait, sometimes I opt to avoid certain expenses altogether.
I'm sorry about missing the June wedding. But that's the reality for now. We'll do New York later.
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