What do you think? Perhaps the obvious – money.
From the last time I had to blast off, leaving the family behind, they have changed the rules. If you head to a tour where you don’t take your family, but could – it is your problem. Used to be (don’t cha just love it?), that if you left the family to make their life better, you collected allowances for the location where your family remained. Counting it out, it is cheaper to do that than to move a complete family twice. But no, someone apparently thinks that saving two moves doesn’t balance the books.
Economically, I am more than willing to donate money to charity, but not to subsidize the US Government. If the family “officially” comes with me, then the government pays the school tuition for my teens.
It might balance things out, and will certainly cut down the number of trips that I need to make across the Chanel. As well as not being really thrilled about having the kids in school on another continent.
No knitting today, no spinning today. Just a whole day spent on the phone, web and email.
On the Audio – Bait – Karen Robards.
On the nightstand – Tanya Huff’s The Heart of Valour.