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Thursday, July 22, 2010

$600.00 Deposit to my Karmic Savings Account

As you may have surmised, I've been on the road. Much of the road did not include access to the internet, though we discovered that if one sat with a laptop by my father-in-law's mailbox, one could pick up access from a neighbor. Still, it's hard to keep up on a tiny EEE computer, with its tiny keyboard.

Things I will not report include many stressful on-going dilemmas. Also, you will not be hearing about our night in the Atlanta airport, caused by running out of fuel while circling, being diverted, and having to wait 5 hours for another crew. OOPS! Well, Delta will be hearing about that one.

To ease back into my writing life, I will report on an event. I went to the grocery for some milk and, of course, nipped into Goodwill, right next door. As always, the workers asked about my vacation. Then a customer-pal said across the room, "You saved me $600.00."

REALLY? what did I do? It turned out that I mentioned to this mother of two boys that it was a good idea to acquire a tuxedo and accessories before the prom season. Each of her boys went to 3 proms, leading to a savings of AT LEAST $600.00.

I had forgotten all about giving that advice, though I have mentioned it a few times in this very place.

A tuxedo is a necessary purchase also for musicians, as I learned when I worked in a vintage shop in Bloomington Indiana, home of an acclaimed music school.

It is easy to find a tuxedo EXCEPT when you need one, so I suggest you start looking now. $5.00 spent on a tux will save $100 in rental fees, an excellent return on investment.

My only question is What should I spend my $600.00 on?

9 comments:

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Home sweet Home and advicel taken....
rest well tonight.
Hope there is an easy jet lag recovery.

Logan Leger said...

Too easy: iPad. Best $600 I've ever spent.

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Duchesse said...

Why spend? Invest! Welcome home, and am awaiting Frugal vs Delta,

Shelley said...

I look forward to reading what you can buy with karmic currency...

Funny about Money said...

LOL! Welcome back!

Sounds like you had one of those adventures that's the reason I don't travel by plane anymore.

Frugal Scholar said...

@Hostess--You are always so sweet. thanks!
@logan--Great idea, but I don't even have an iphone yet....
@Duchesse--A virtual investment would NEVER lose money. Great idea!
@Shelley--Me too. I'll let you know.
@Funny--It WAS gruesome! But we had a wonderful vacation of almost 3 weeks.

Budgeting in the Fun Stuff said...

I'm late, but welcome back!