This kind of thing can happen pretty quickly.  Even though I am being ultra frugal and learning to be conscious of our consumption of stuff, the junk drawer has made its way into our house.  It’s a small drawer, so I was able to get sort through the pile pretty quickly, separating items that are obvious junk from those that could be/are useful.

or less

Last night I was telling us about the items on his birthday list, which included some pretty extravagant items.  I had to re-explain that we are no longer a two-earner family, and that when we lived in SF my good-paying union job afforded us a different sort of lifestyle.  Only one of us is working now, and it is providing enough for us to live a decent, simple, life here.  He got it.


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