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Old 03-07-2009, 08:31 PM   #21
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Nords wrote, The old lanai was jackhammered out and the lava-rock steps have been made much more level.

Nords, around here we call that a "home improvement," not a non-necessity splurge

I knew the $50 limit would be hard...I considered making the limit $100, but decided that might be more than some can afford.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:32 PM   #22
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My favorite splurge is to suspend all LBYM rules when I travel .
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:03 PM   #23
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I'm saving my best shot at a splurge till the weather gets a little warmer. Maybe some nice warm and sunny April morning I'll be seen puttering in the front yard as the neighbors head off to work. I'll just smile and wave.

Cheap and PRICELESS.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:07 PM   #24
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I read once in a book on the Depression in the 1930's that the most common splurges were liquor/beer for men and lipstick or other small cosmetic for women.
Uh ohhh...those are the items I was going to name.....just for me.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:16 PM   #25
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We're generally pretty LBYM, cook mostly at home, get movies from the library, modest clothing and household items. Splurge on books (especially books for kids) and also art materials for kids. Big on education and any extra class they have any interest in. I also donate materials and money to their schools, to individual teachers and to afterschool activities, including the "scholarship" programs that encourage participation from kids who might otherwise be priced out of the activities.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:54 PM   #26
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I'm thinking of hiring a guy with a little tractor to muck our goat barns so that my wife and I won't have to do it by hand as we usually do.
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hmm... small indulgences

orange flavored San Pellegrino
24 lb paper for my printer - extra bright
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Window washer guy - once each year
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Lunch at Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown, WV.

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Old 03-08-2009, 10:32 AM   #29
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My favorite splurge is to suspend all LBYM rules when I travel .
LOL! Lazy asked me why did I tip the waitress in Miami Beach 25% since I will never see her again. I said, "Hey, I'm on vacation, and she's dressed to kill."
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:07 PM   #30
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I am on vacation in the Okanagan valley. Yesterday I splurged on some local goat's milk cheese and icecream

Okanagan All Natural Goat Cheese -Carmelis Goat Cheese Artisian

and a bottle of organic Merlot straight from the vineyard.

Summerhill Pyramid Winery
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$26 for fabric to recover dining room chair cushions. Didn't "need" them, so it feels like a splurge and the room seems updated.

For me the best splurges still involve getting a lot of bang for my buck.
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Go to the upscale spa, buy DW a gift card for full body massage and a full facial.
Actually I do this several time a year.
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Breaking news...A seafood splurge consisting of a 14 oz lobster tail and 9 jumbo shrimp was devoured, in duplicate, in East Nowhere NY this afternoon. Wtinesses have reported big smiles and hearty burps.

dh2b cooked!
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dh2b cooked!
OK, a draw.
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I'm thinking of hiring a guy with a little tractor to muck our goat barns so that my wife and I won't have to do it by hand as we usually do.
Luxury!
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We just added extra pepperoni and mozzarella to our frozen pizza!
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I'm saving my best shot at a splurge till the weather gets a little warmer. Maybe some nice warm and sunny April morning I'll be seen puttering in the front yard as the neighbors head off to work. I'll just smile and wave.

Cheap and PRICELESS.
Heck, I wave at them most mornings while out on my morning stroll.
Never thought of it as splurge. More like an entitlement.
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OK, a draw.
Heeeheeeheeeee
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Buying music cds and high-end chocolate does it for me.
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