Who’s counting

July 13th, 2007

Miles flown: 4,400
Set of car keys lost: 1
Admission to two Disney theme parks: $390
Thunderstorms sending us running into gift shops: 8
Profit margin on a $24 Disney t-shirt: $23.92
Investment in Florida tollroads: $18.50
Credit cards lost: 1
Cell phones broken: 1
Credit cards found: 1
Cell phones replaced: 1
Conch fritters consumed: 32
Mysterious cases of skin rash, eye infection, diarrhea and bug bites: 5
Airfare increase to shorten vacation by one day: $300
Return flight delay and rerouting through Denver: 3.5 hours
Only difference between us and the other LA family coming home yesterday: $32.5 million over five years, for starters
Newfound appreciation for emptying 3 suitcases,
sorting 1 ft. stack of mail, doing 6 loads of laundry, scooping 3 pounds of dog poop, vacuuming 2 bags of dog hair, cleaning 2 fish tanks, returning 3 library books and buying $162.78 of groceries, all in one day: Priceless


  1. woooh! exhausting!
    welcome back.

    Comment by Wendy — July 14, 2007 @ 12:06 am

  2. ouch!

    Comment by stella — July 14, 2007 @ 1:42 am

  3. Welcome home!
    This post was priceless.
    With so few words you captured it perfectly.
    I love that feeling of coming home after being away and how setting up home again and doing all those chores that are often a hassle, suddenly feel so welcoming and like an anchor.
    I am happy to have you back.

    Comment by bella — July 14, 2007 @ 3:28 am

  4. So, just your average family holiday then!

    Comment by Tracy — July 14, 2007 @ 9:02 am

  5. I meant to add to my last comment: great post!

    Comment by Tracy — July 14, 2007 @ 9:05 am

  6. Wow, what a vacation! Now you need another one, right? Very nice to be able to sit back and laugh at it all in a blog post, though.

    Comment by Shawn — July 14, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

  7. I find you much more interesting than the Beckhams!

    Comment by MojoMom — July 23, 2007 @ 8:51 pm

  8. what a fabulous list. thanks for sharing. i know exactly how you feel!!!!

    Comment by phyllis — August 9, 2007 @ 1:58 pm

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