While Sneelock and I were having lunch at Uncle Tim and Aunt Linda's the other day, we had a dicussion about eating at someone else's house during the challenge days. They asked, if they invited us over, would we have to bring our own food and not join them with what they had prepared. It occurred to us that if the settlers were invited to a neighbors house for a meal during the harsh winter months, they certainly would not insult their hosts by refusing to share the meal they had prepared. They would probably have brought some of their harvest to share, but certainly would eat what was put on the table by their host and/or hostess. I would like all of us to ponder the possibility of allowing for invitational meal "freebees." What do you think?
Also, I wonder if there is any possibility of increasing the "allowance" from $10 to $20 per person. I think the extra $10 would make the challenge much more Do-able and allow more of us to stay in the challenge for a longer time. What do you think about this idea?