"Why a deadline date?"
First, this is because we need to purchase airline tickets in order to be en route by around the 15th of January, 2020. Technically, we cannot purchase said tickets until we’re fully funded (which means the above number gets to “$0/mo.”). So, the sooner the better because tickets only increase in price the closer one reaches the departure date.
Second, the second semester of school begins on Wednesday January 22 and Cathy needs to be there in order to teach and Alyssa in order to begin her second semester of her grade 11 year. I, tOdd, need to be there because...well...they have things for me to do (trust me). Smile.