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65 Cents

June 12th, 2008 at 08:41 pm

Before I leave for work in the morning, I make my lunch and fill up a travel mug full of coffee.

I had a couple days off and I guess that threw off my routine. This morning I forgot my coffee! So, I decided to use the vending machine at work for the first time ever, and shelled out 65 cents for a cup of java. Necessary expense? Certainly not. But I decided it would be better than going through the entire day without coffee.

I remember back in my early 20's I would have spent the money without even thinking about it ... I probably would have been buying a cup every day, in fact. Now it's a conscious decision, every time I choose to spend money.

Oh, and speaking of spending money (a bit more than 65 cents this time) ... DH has found what he thinks is a fantastic deal on a foreclosed house, and on paper it looks good. We are going to take a look at it this weekend. We'll see what it looks like "in person" ... it's in a neighborhood we like very much, and it just might be a real bargain, but it's a bigger house than I was hoping for.

10 Responses to “65 Cents”

  1. veronak Says:

    lol, it funny I always pack can sodas in my cooler and if I forget and have to shell out money for one at work I am so angry. And like you a few years ago it would have never even bothered me
    Good luck on the house

  2. Petunia Says:

    You lived in Seattle and you can drink coffee out of a vending machine? Smile Just kidding. Good luck with your house hunting.

  3. whitestripe Says:

    yeah lol i have cut my takeaway coffee expense down quite a bit, i used to spend upwards and over $100 on beverages a month, now it's more like $20 a month Smile

  4. baselle Says:

    Good luck with the house, and your coffee secret's safe with us. Wink

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed about the house!!

  6. koppur Says:

    Ooooh, hope the house works out for you!!

  7. JanH Says:

    Happy House Hunting!

  8. Dannalie Says:

    I am that way about Diet coke. I must have one in the morning. In an effort to save money, I made a glass (platic cup) of Diet Coke before I left the house so I wouldn't stop and buy one. As I am getting in the car, I spilled the entire thing. So I had to stop and clean out the car which cost me $2. It would have been cheaper just to stop and buy one! Oh well, life does give you little challenges doesn't it?

  9. veronak Says:

    Yes it does dannalie

  10. twotinytoes Says:

    Thanks for the Target coupon idea!

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