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January 01, 2006 | Category: In My Life

So our bookkeeper sent us a lovely email message wishing us a new year and reminding us, gently, that people who are about to slash their incomes in less than half probably shouldn't be running a grand over their weekly budget.

*long, terrified gasp*

Although I HAD scheduled my freak-out for next week, I think I am going to have to start now.

*running in circles and waving my hands in the air*

Which, I must point out, is VERY inconvenient because I had really intended this week to kick off my 12-step Nyquil Anonymous meetings.

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Old accountant joke, about the guy that was trying to hire an accountant, and tested them each with documents.

He finally hired the guy that when he asked "how much money profit do we have?" replied "how much do you want it to be?"

I know this doesn't help any, but maybe it'll give you something to chuckle about while waving your arms. Helps me.

Posted by: ben on January 3, 2006 04:25 PM

The thermostat down to 62?? Good Lord. I guess that's what it will take. Might I suggest Ramen? I used to live on $10 the last week of every month when I was in college. I had a little bit of a problem with balancing my budget.

You could also go back to dial-up... HA HA HA! Just kidding. ;)

Posted by: Lucinda on January 2, 2006 02:19 PM

Oh, man, happy new year... hang in there!

Posted by: ben on January 2, 2006 12:37 PM

Ouch, big cuts ahead, ouch. Turn down the blasted thermostate to 62 and turn it down to 55 at night. Wear sweaters and wool socks. Trust me when I tell you that you'll see a big savings right away. I saved $140.00 in oil last month by doing those simple things. Also turn the lights off. No light on except in the room you're in, my electric bill went down $25.00 a month.

Auntie Marfa (who's income dropped 70% in June)

Posted by: Autie Marfa on January 2, 2006 12:31 PM

A freak-out seems to be an appropriate response. Big hugs for you....this is a scary transition.

Nyquil is my freind too. Although for a nasty cough I have discovered Mucinex DM to be my better friend. It is over the counter but you may have to have them unlock the glass cabinet to get it out. I hope you are feeling better. This sure is a nasty bug going around.

Posted by: laura on January 1, 2006 11:01 PM

One day at a time, Elizabeth. One day at a time. :)

Dare I wish you a happy new year? I do.

Posted by: caltechgirl on January 1, 2006 08:35 PM

Ever hear of voluntary simplicity? Yeah, not something to get interested in right before the holidays.

Hugs to you and your involuntary simplicity. And Happy New Year. To the best year of your life.

Posted by: ieatcrayonz on January 1, 2006 07:28 PM