Sabbatical Year by the Numbers

Ben is a data guy, and here are some numbers he’s calculated in the last couple of days:

1st half (July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015)

# of days in Vermont – 150
# of days on the road – 27
# of days in Dedham – 5
# of miles traveled – 15,250
# of flights – 10
# of days with Ben & Margot Snyder (ages 94 & 90) – 30
# of countries visited – 2 (US & Bahamas)
# of nights Sarah @ MGH for knee replacement – 1
# of books read by Ben – 27, Sarah – 30
# of courses taken by Ben – 3 (Wilderness First Aid, SCUBA, Intro to Finance
# of courses failed by Ben – 2 (guitar & Spanish)

2nd Half (January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015)

# of days in Vermont – 18
# of days on the road – 159 (plus another 7 for Ben to Israel in June)
# of days in Dedham – 6
# of miles traveled – 46,825
# of countries visited – 8 (Rwanda, South Africa, Turkey, India, Laos, China & Tibet, Japan, & Israel for Ben)
# of books read – Ben – 25, Sarah – 25
# of flights – 19
# of red eye flights – 8
# of schools/NGOs visited – 20 (RW – 6, SA – 5, TK – 1, India – 1, Laos – 3, CH – 3, JA – 1)
# of consulting reports written – 4 (Agahoso Shalom Youth Village, Kepler, African Leadership Academy, Mtubatuba Football Academy)
# of nights hosted by friends – 66!
# of days with Ben’s parents – 15 (in January)
# of hot showers in Rwanda – 2
# of miles driven across South Africa – 1300
# of photos lost with iPad mini snafu – 400 (Laos, China, Tibet…)

# of journals Sarah finished – 3   

 

 biggest unanticipated expense – Amazon Kindle!

difference between monthly expenses between 7/1 through 12/30 vs. 1/1 through 6/30 – about 15% less on trip

So I guess we should travel more 🙂

Thanks so much for being interested in our lives these last few months; we feel so lucky to have family, friends, warmth, and love to return to…

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6 thoughts on “Sabbatical Year by the Numbers

  1. Love the numbers recap – every single part of your trip looked beautiful, special, enlightening, and fun!!! Cant wait to follow in your footsteps some day…

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