February 20th, 2007
|04:21 pm - Vacation math: gettin' to festivals|
So let's see:
Currently, I have 12.5 vacation days. I accrue at about 1.1 day every four weeks (give or take). By the time Greece starts, I will have about 14 days.
Greece will take 8 of my vacation days. I will earn a half day during the trip, leaving me with approx. 6.5 days left.
I will not be at Desert Magic this year because Greece is at the same time. Those vacation days are thus not lost.
Trillium will cost me two vacation days, dropping me to 4.5 days.
Wellspring looks like it will take approximately 3 to 4 vacation days. I will have added another day and a half to my accural since Greece by then, so I will have 3 or 2 left after Wellspring. Let's go with 2 for the sake of addition.
My next required vacation day is going to be Summerland, which will require 2 days. I will have earned 3 days back since Wellspring, which will bring my grand total to 3.
Summerland is, traditionally, the end of the festival season for me. But this season, there is so much more to have!
There is the Kaleidoscope Gathering that I have always wanted to go to. It's a 10.5 hour drive from Columbus, Ohio, to Plantagenet, Ontario. They have weekend passes for those who can't be there the whole time (like me), but going for the entire festival would be four vacation days. So, if I can make it, I can allocate (let's say) two days to that.
Muin Mound Madness is back this year. That festival would also take two vacation days, if I went for the whole thing. Perhaps, though, I can make it up for just the weekend? Maybe take Friday off? That would bleed my vacation dry, but I'd finally get to make it to MMM.
That leaves me with nothing, vacation-wise, come August 27th.
Then there's Three Realms, which I've always wanted to go to, but can never afford either the plane fare or the time, and Fall Fest, which falls at a bad time for me. Pantheacon is always a hope, but I don't know if that's going to be an option until I stop jetting off to foreign countries for a couple of days here and there (besides, the idea of hotel conventions leave me a bit cold and makes me want to check my dental work). The Midnight Flame Festival is one that I would really like to go to, but given how far it is and the timing, I'm not holding my breath.
But, if I (again) take no vacation until the next festival season, I'll have 8 days built up when Trillium 2008 rolls around. So we'll say that this'll all work out for the best.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Buttermilk Grove", -JB
It's okay. You'll make it there, eventually, too. :)