Last night I had grand plans to start building my new solar oven “draft #1” but unfortunately I hit some snags. First, there was a giant thunderstorm and then I couldn’t find my wallet. I lose my wallet every few months, so this wasn’t a shock, but it was an inconvenience. This morning, in the light of day and sunshine, I ripped the car apart and finally found it between the seats.
So its pay day and I have a wish list a mile long. I checked my finances (Bank of America does that cool pie chart) and found that last month, with no rent to pay or daily mileage, I spent $320. $60 was car insurance and $150 was the credit card bill so I spent about $100 on food and whatnot. I did not add my bike (which I reordered) into expenses because, well, it looks better and it’s a onetime expense that will save money in the long run.
So, now that I’m saving some mulla I have made a deal with myself. The cash I save is going towards getting out of debt, but every month I can get something from my wish list. The bike was kind of May’s big toy; $100 and it has a two year warranty. So what, you may ask, am I getting in June? I literally just pressed the button to order my brand new Kindle. In 2008 I owned 350 books which I paired way down in order to move. By 2010 I was fighting to keep it bellow 60. I read a lot and one of the inconveniences of transient living is that I don’t have the room to store books. When I moved into my car a while back I got rid of all sorts of things and, by the time I turned in my apartment key, my whole life fit into my car and one trunk, which I stored at California Clare’s. In the trunk are some pictures, a quilt, and the rest is books. This was my line of reasoning when I was making my mental argument. The second part of my argument was that I can get most text books online now, for instance the $130 book I needed for my Childhood Development class was only $54 online. Six courses per semester, figure I'll save at least $100 (probably more)... So it was $114 with a $15 case and should be here in a week or so. I will definitely do a quick product review because, hypothetically, this should be the most convenient transient accessory ever.