Hello all! Back from a company meeting. They'll try to keep us working
but yadda yadda, expect it to be slow and ANOTHER month before gear up season. Luckily the unemployment pays the bills because we dont overextend! We
could probably last at least a year with no income at all!
We spent alot of our savings on this alternative power system and dont regret it! Have already started to recoup the costs.
Thank you for your stories and posts and your welcome Citizen Smith!
I tried to just let the people see how it can be done.
Some may think it is normal to be in debt!
You are a slave, plain and simple! good point!
You have to stay on the ball or you get charged every little thing also!
Even when you watch carefully you will get nailed for something!
Then there is always theft to worry about with the pfishing etc.....
I dont know how many times I have caught something just by being aware
all the time of my accounts!
Wow, no mortgage? How would that be? Great job! Hear that everyone?
It can be done!!! I sure dont make alot at my job but we live fine!
I always wanted a new computer and a flat screen and I figured at that point, I would have it all! And I still feel that way. (Heated car seats would
be really nice though!
A person has to be realistic! Dont deprive yourself
of everything but be smart and efficient with what you have.
Got the flat screen! It is a 32" to fit in the ent. center! Nothing huge!
It is efficient and I can run it and other stuff easily with my alt power!
Take a walk instead of a drive to save and get exercise! Play a game outside instead of turning on the tv and letting it run all day with no one
even watching it anyway.
Whats up with having lights on the during the day anyway? Open the curtains!
Lots of little things one can do and it saves you directly!
It is not all the consumers fault for sure, but as to how much?
I'd say quite a bit. Like I said we elect these people and put
up with it! This system is built on credit and banking! How can we expect different? Some in charge are not as honest as we are!
We've had either lawyers or oilmen in charge, should explain most of it
right there! Oh and one actor!
What a coinkydink! Does kinda feel like
a friggin' game show sometimes !!!
In my hometown the banks have THE BIGGEST AND NICEST buildings!
Oh beside the mormon wards!!
That tells me by common sense who has the money!!!
Hate to get all religious or whatever here but there does seem to be
a huge plan! If one does not realize it, one is not 'awake' yet for
lack of a better way to put it or 'enlightened' may be more appropriate.
Think of a band of financial demons and they are let loose! Its not mans deal, its TOO BIG! And its bigger than any one man or indeed one country
can fix! Is this not apparent? If you belive in God, which supposedly 80%
of americans do, you have to believe in the other side also. Will stop there with that.
Great posts and you all choke me up!
mblahnikluver, you have a smart Mom! Feel lucky~!
Many do not have the slightest clue. My friend admits he cant run
a household budget but hes a manager of a business? wtf?
(same one that listens to limbaugh religiously btw)
I think it is ONE BIG COPOUT! Cry me a river,
but I bet you got a fancy car sittin in the parkin lot depreciating as we talk!
Its costing you AND its costing you AND you cant afford to drive it anyway!
Or a big one to make up for lack of other stuff when you could have been
driving something else saving on gas all this time and now you could buy one on a buy one get one free sale, sale one, make your money and still
have some in the bank for the rainy day that somehow always seems to show up sooner or later! Whew!~
Trouble is it gets you there the same. You can waste water or save some
for your kids type of deal, but in this case its oil!
There are always repercussions even if we dont realize it!
I see this happen everyday in a big way! Look at car wrecks!
One person takes their eyes off the wheel for a second and others
have to pay! There was a headon here yesterday! A 17 year old kid
was changing cds or something and killed himself and just about
killed someone else over something that was stupid and could have been avoided by WATCHING THE ROAD! Other people suffer for the ineptitude
of others every time!
Thanks again for your posts! I appologize if I dont respond to each individual one but I would rather not take more space than neccesary!
(of course, theres that frugality thing coming into play)
I appreciate all your posts and star them accordingly!
Again, much peace and respect to everyone and I do have hope
in our tenacity! One way or another we will get through this....
Holy moly, didn't mean to write a book! I'll jump off now.
Thanks for putting up with my garbledy gook!
You guys and ATS kick a**! Live long and prosper!
[edit on 3-4-2009 by dodadoom]