This year is going by quickly! Work has been pretty chill this summer. Even if things pick up a bit, I’m only looking at hitting 1,600 billable hours at the end of the year. I’ve taken a lot of time off, including bumming around at home, taking short trips, and longer trips including a two-week trip to Europe. I would not use “frugal” to describe our mindset in the last few months. For instance, in Europe, we spent around $7K *blush* even though we used miles for our flights to/from Europe. It was great to immerse ourselves in different cultures, albeit for a short amount of time, and see how others live. The highlight was definitely the food, ranging from hole-in-the-wall joints to fancy places (a combined total of 12 Michelin stars).