Jordan's Trip

Thank you for your condolences and thinking of Jordan during this difficult time.  He's been back home now for a couple of days and has had time to settle back into routine.  When talking with my mom on Sunday, she suggested doing a post of Jordan's expenses while up north.  Well, I'm really glad she did.

For the most part, Jordan stayed with family, though on his last night he had to get up early to catch a flight and just wanted some time to himself, so he stayed in a hotel.  The hotel took a deposit (via credit card) in case there were any troubles and as I was doing the check on our credit card, I noticed that while the hotel took a deposit, they did not refund it!

Jordan called the hotel to get it sorted out, but the manager wasn't in over the weekend - so we're waiting to be called back on Monday.  As it stands here is the summary:

I'm confident that the $428.40 will be refunded, but if not - we'll have to make it to the end of the month on $122.  If we get the money refunded, we'll have $550 to last the end of the month - which is enough for groceries and a few more Christmas presents.


  1. Good thing you checked! So he did pretty well, coming in under $1500

  2. I think so too - once we get refunded it works out to be $1,361.

  3. I'm just curious why there was so much eating out expenses. Are each of those "eating out" daily totals or individual meals? Did he pay for other people's food? Even still, $85 a day is quite a lot, especially here in America, my dinner tonight didn't even cost me $5. :)

  4. You're right, the food costs a lot in the North West Territories. Where he was, all food/supples are flown in - there were no roads. For example, a 1L jug of apple juice cost over $10! He ate with relatives quite a bit, but did need to provide some for himself to be considerate.

  5. ahh...and the one expense that was $85 was for both Jordan and I. I picked him up from the airport and then we had a 4-5 hour drive ahead of us. We chose to eat well (rather than mcdonalds) to stay healthy and happy for the long journey.

  6. So sorry to hear about Jordan's grandmother, but glad to see that the trip was affordable. I think this is one of my greatest fears with money- that an emergency will call me home to Canada from Australia and I will struggle to afford it.


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