Wednesday, November 26, 2008

AUSTERITY SUCKS

O.K.- in an effort to do my part and try to scale down expenses in this dire economy I announced
that we would be 1. dropping premium cable channels. 2. use the cell phone only in an emergency in order to go from 950 minutes to 450 minutes a month. 3. drop the storage unit fee's and put the "junk" in half of the garage. Not my half, mind you, it's not my junk after all. 4. Try to group trips "off the hill" to less than 10 a day. No need to abuse the nice new price of gas.
5. And a personal best for me was - Use the Library- instead of buying books. Now in my defense, I usually only buy used books but that still does not excuse the amount of books that I must own. So the other day when I was in the library picking up a book tape for a short trip I plucked two interesting books off the "New Reads" shelf. Turns out the book below is by an author I haven't read before and I LOVE HER. I'm only about 30 pages in to it and already I know that I must own this book-- not only that, I must own the other 4 she has written-- but I will only buy used copies.

P.S. did I mention that when I do use the Library, the fines I rack up are usually enough to pay for the blooming book.

2 comments:

Paz said...

LOL! I like your plan. I know what you mean about the books. ;-)

Paz

Eleanor said...

I know what you mean about library fines. I also seemed to run up enough to pay for my membership over and over! My contribution to austerity (over and above the obvious) is to make/bake my own Christmas presents. Have you read "The Madonnas of Leningrad" by Debra Dean? Now there is a used copy you should look for!