The mental accounting

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 27, 2020 - 10:13pm

I donated $600 to the Buddhists in escondido, but because of a pledge I made there to not drink, I save 3,000 a year on alcohol. So really I make 2400 a year off the buddhists.

Thoreau argued it was faster to walk, when you accounted for all the time it took to earn the money to support a carriage.

All this mental accounting.

Money is the measure of our lives

Submitted by scaredyclassic on May 3, 2020 - 8:36pm.

It would cost me about 6k a year for a landscaper but I do a lousy job with 5 hours a week. That's like 10 k a year pretax.

My hands are still buzzing from 3 hours of weedwhacking today.

Submitted by svelte on May 3, 2020 - 8:40pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
It would cost me about 6k a year for a landscaper...

That's cuz you bought a large property. I think we pay about $1500/yr and never have to worry about anything. Yard always looks great.

They haven't increased our price in 15 years. Probably because we pay them no matter what...slow season, rain, the 6 months they didn't have to work due to yard remodel, coronavirus, whatever. We pay them.

Submitted by svelte on May 3, 2020 - 8:42pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
...but because of a pledge I made there to not drink, I save 3,000 a year on alcohol...

Well that's it. I'll never be a buddhist.

And you were spending $60/week on alcohol?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on May 3, 2020 - 9:16pm.

svelte wrote:
scaredyclassic wrote:
...but because of a pledge I made there to not drink, I save 3,000 a year on alcohol...

Well that's it. I'll never be a buddhist.

And you were spending $60/week on alcohol?

On average, at least, including eating out.

I mean, a half bottle of nice wine and a good scotch is 7 to 10$ at home right there.

A bottle of pliny the elder alone is 7.

365 days a year times 7 is 2500. Probably more than 3000 a year.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on May 4, 2020 - 9:27am.

svelte wrote:
scaredyclassic wrote:
It would cost me about 6k a year for a landscaper...

That's cuz you bought a large property. I think we pay about $1500/yr and never have to worry about anything. Yard always looks great.

They haven't increased our price in 15 years. Probably because we pay them no matter what...slow season, rain, the 6 months they didn't have to work due to yard remodel, coronavirus, whatever. We pay them.

Probably be more like 10k. Im exhausted
. Clearing hillsides is brutal. I was bred not for manual labor. So weak. Skinny. Pale. But so frugal.
...

My hands buzzing

A light has gone on i n my head re alcohol. It was taking more than it was giving me. Not just the money...but the money too. So much money, but also I'm old. I'm done. Like meat, and cheese, I've had enough. Enough already.

I value being really hydrated. But it's kind of complex, hydration when you read about it. It's not just slugging glasses of water. I cant a Ford the physical toll of any alcohol.

Alcohol, bad.

Soup, good.

Normally id be drinking after all that work. To kind of dull the general ache. Also I have a shin splint.

But it's ok and even nice just sitting here throbbing. Might take a tylenol. Maybe not

The pain of life not marked over and accepted calmly is not bad really

Submitted by FlyerInHi on May 4, 2020 - 12:17pm.

If you cut out expenses here and there, the amounts add up. Your phone bill, cable bill etc.....

I don’t drink so I save a lot of money.

scaredyclassic wrote:

The pain of life not marked over and accepted calmly is not bad really

That was beautiful.

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