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This post is about nothing

January 14th, 2009 at 03:23 pm

The weather has cooled considerably, and the forecast is that we're going to be hit with a particularly cold blast of arctic air front soon.

At the same time, I paid my gas bill earlier today, and by my standards, they were astronomical.

Also, did I mention that I should be living on only savings in the upcoming days? In fact, it's probably started and I don't even know it yet. (I won't know for sure until tomorrow, which is my pay day.)

Put it all together, and well, I am back staring thoughtfully at the closet again. Hehehe.

But I started recalling my closet-living days. I remembered the upside, which was a savings of roughly $30 per month in gas bills. However, I also remembered how it had gotten so cold that taking showers, cooking in the kitchen, and just staying at home at all was quite unpleasant. In other words, it also resulted in a lot of hidden costs in terms of me not staying home and cooking for example. Instead, I was wasting more car gas being out longer, eating out more, and was more likely to buy something while I was out.

So, for $30 a month, I no longer think it is worth me trying to get by living in my closet again.

I know, I know. I'm sure many of you dear readers are quite disappointed with this decision to forego months of potential comic relief. I'll try to make it up to you guys in the upcoming 401(k) Challenge. (Yes, it's got a name now.)

So yeah anyways, this post is basically about nothing. What can I say except that, Yes I Am, Master of My Domain!

16 Responses to “This post is about nothing”

  1. mooshocker Says:

    Thanks for the chuckle Seinfeld. God bless.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Are you saying you may have worked your last day? Oh, I hope that won't be the case.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Oh darn it. Count me in as one disappointed reader hoping to hear about your next furlough in the closet. Big Grin
    You do make a good Seinfeld. Smile

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oh no, Joan. Due to an upcoming shift to a new contract company, I am trying to maximize my current employer's 401(k) match, before shifting to the new contract company and their 401(k). So I've decided to throw most of my paycheck in that and live off of my savings for the next two months.

    Right now, I can't even imagine the thought of not working and not getting a paycheck. Just thinking about it sends a shiver down my spine.

  5. pearlieq Says:

    Sigh...and I was so looking forward to Closet Days 2: Electric Boogaloo :-)

    On the serious, I've actually thought it wasn't such a bad idea, and if our bed would fit, I might have done it myself.

  6. gamecock43 Says:

    When I was in college I lived in a hall closet. 3 of us got a 2 bedroom apt and I figured the walk in hall closet was about the same size as half the master but more privacy. my little mattress took up the whole floor but I did just fine for 1 year.

  7. Sunshine Suz Says:

    Dang....I liked you in the closet! : )

  8. Aleta Says:

    I think that is a great idea. Your interest on savings will go down which means your interest won't be taxed as much. You are also taking advantage of the employer match which is tax deferred. If anyone can do this, you can.

  9. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, yeah, I did read you had written about that. I forgot. Glad it is not a lay-off.

  10. davera Says:

    Wow, how did I miss the Great BA Closet Caper? It sounds vastly intrepid (and entertaining). Is still possible to catch up and read about your adventure?

  11. Broken Arrow Says:

    Ahhhhh... I'm so sorry. It was lost amongst the personal blog purge.... I probably need to stop doing that, because Jeffrey is probably peeved that I even did that in the first place.

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  13. Broken Arrow Says:

    Davera, that link is insane and awesome at the same time! I can't somebody somewhere out there has taken this to an er uh whole new art form!

  14. Thrifty Ray Says:

    BA....but your closet seemed so....er....cozy. I am sure you will come up with other ideas for our comic relief...closets...crockpots...whats next?

  15. Aleta Says:

    Maybe it's time for one of those new snuggie robes.

  16. Broken Arrow Says:

    SNUGGIE ROBES! HAHAHA, that is simply hilarious!

    I mean, of course it's a good idea, but can you imagine a guy trying to retain his delusional sense of machismo in a snuggie robe?

    "Whatcha looking at? Yeah, it's a snuggie robe. What of it?"

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