I won’t bore you with all the details, but I didn’t know if I’d get to Uganda at all this year. We moved, it took awhile to rent our old house, the economy… You get the picture. But when I had the idea to start Ndoto, I knew I’d have to go personally to get the co-op set up.
About three weeks ago, I checked and prices were around $1265. Awesome!
Last Thursday, I checked and prices were still $1265. Super awesome! I didn’t book the ticket then – I don’t really know why, except that I just felt like I needed to wait.
Imagine my horror when I went online to Delta.com on Tuesday night and the price had gone up to $1685!! I was in shock, and my first thought was, “Oh my gosh, I can’t tell hubby that!” Waiting 5 days was going to cost at least $400… And that’s if I could find a do-able route.
Try not to hyperventilate.
I went to Orbitz, and at first thought I was okay. There was a $1068 ticket! Hallelujah! Except it turned out to be on Ethiopian Air, and one thing my whole family agrees on is NOT flying on Ethiopian Air. No matter the savings. (Or Emirates, but that’s another story!) The next best ticket prices? $1665, on Turkish Air. Not only do I not want to fly on Turkish Air in general, there is a hugely long middle-of-the-night layover in Turkey.
Back to Delta.com. Thought: How many miles do I have? I used miles last year for a child’s flight to Florida… Probably not too many. But I’ll check…
111,000!!! I had 111,000 miles!!
How many does it take for a round trip ticket (economy!) to Uganda???? Hold my breath. (At least I’m not hyperventilating…)
It’s only 80,000 miles for a round trip, economy class ticket to Uganda. Holy cow.
So that, friends, is how God works. “Don’t spend $1265 because I’m going to lead you to a ticket where you spend $208 including all the taxes and fees AND three upgraded seats to Economy Comfort.”
He is faithful, and He is always at work. I am blessed beyond words.
I will also be able to use a friend’s vehicle, which she was about to sell but will keep until I leave, so my transport costs will be minimal as well.
Humbled. Just… Breathless.
But not hyperventilating.