This is for the Trip to Denton, TX from Albany GA.
4 nights, hotel, average $75 = $300.... My mom was trying to make the trip in one day, but it is a ~16 hour drive (and she has a heart condition), so one of those days will be between point A and B.
$150 for food
$200 gas at the most
do not want to fly for this trip. It would be just waay too much money.
For Boston, the flight tickets are $410 each.
Staying in Boston is about 80$ per night for 3 days. We will try to stay at the cheapest place we can find. That takes us up to $1,060 for Boston already, plus the 650 for Texas.
We are just taking bologna up there for food.
I have gigged, but there is a extremely limited output for opportunities here. All of that money has gone towards application fees (which at Berklee is $150). Everything else I earned is eaten up largely by gas money, as I live 30 miles from each town in my area.
Also, my dad works in the healthcare industry, non-salary, and has found himself sometimes working only 1 or two days a week in the last year.
Hope that answers your questions. Thanks for what you had to say. I want to make it clear that I wouldn't ask for help unless I absolutely had to.