Hi Otto, I love the morning light coming through the tree into the house. Reading your blog has helped me look for inspiration.
The Dark Room, the lab in San Clemente, CA where I send my film for developing, has a film index with pricing. There are several relatively inexpensive C-41 films that I may try. Ilford XP2 400 is midpriced. All of the E-6 slide films are expensive. In general, Kodak film is low to midpriced, and Fujifilm is costly.
Bhavna and I are taking a "mental health" break from work and are headed to the beach today. I'll have my Fujifilm X-T2 and XF27mmF2.8 lens and the recently acquired Minolta X-700 and a roll of Kodak Gold 200.