There's a fair amount of stuff that was supposed to eat away at the vacation time I've saved up over the last year or so. But I hadn't actually bothered to put it on a calendar until today. I was a surprised. All those little and big things really add up quickly.
The bottom line is that I have to cut some stuff out. And it sucks. The "problem" is partially because I'm expecting two sets of visitors this Summer: parents in June and my sister and brother-in-law in August. That's roughly a week each. And it's partially because I was hoping to participate in the annual BASA Wave Camp (late April in Minden, Nevada) as well as the annual AirSailing Cross Country Camp (late May and early June). Of course, there are some one-off things here and there too (like moving on Friday).
The real kicker is that I don't yet qualify to go to Cross Country Camp. But I was planning to gain the necessary experience during Wave Camp. But forced to choose between the two, I think that Cross Country Camp would be far more useful.
On a related note, I have to wonder if there are companies that let you "trade" part of your salary for extra vacation days? I know I'd be willing to give back 3% (or whatever the right value is) for an extra week off. It sounds like a good idea, but I've never heard of it being done anywhere. Yeah, there'd have to be limits, like maybe "no more than 2 weeks per year" but still. Given the choice, I bet many people would go for it.
Posted by jzawodn at March 03, 2004 12:42 PM