Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Midweek Update

Seems like I have had a million errands to run this week but have also managed to make good progress on my goal list for the week:

1. Quilt customer lap quilt - DONE
2. Finish Mandy's quilt top - finished the top the other night, here it is.

not a very good picture of it as the light was funny but I like how the top turned out.

3. Quilt baby quilt - backing loaded on the frame and ready to quilt.

and yet again 4. Finally do the hexagon runner top - actually have been working on this. Have the blocks joined into rows, just need to sew the rows together.

Also have been learning some about the hidden costs of going to college. First we had to pay for SAT scores to be sent to the colleges, then it was application fees and now that she has selected a school it is Orientation fees!! Wouldn't you think that orientation fees would be included in tuition?

At the University of Maryland there is going to be a $160 fee for Mandy for the orientation (2 day) and $60 for each parent. Ok she does get overnight accomodations at the school, meals and a "free" t-shirt and I know it has to be paid for somehow as they have to have lots of extra staff for these functions but still think all this is some cost that should be hidden in your tuition? You know college is expensive, just didn't expect to have so many fees before she even goes.



kwiltnkats said...

lad to see progress on your "yet again #4"! All those fees will pay off for Mandy in the long run...of course it will take hard work on her part AND a better economy when she enters the workforce. There's a promising future ahead. Sandi

Eileen said...

And once she is there it does not end. We had to buy a tux for my son when he joined a chorale group. Always something,