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Old 07-31-2021, 01:01 PM   #322
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It's not that I can't imagine spending that much on groceries or eating out. Of course I can imagine it.

It's that I can't imagine spending that much on food, presumably commensurate amounts on other things, and not noticing the dent it is making in the monthly income. Did you never run up against "There's too much month at the end of my money"?

No, we had two tech incomes so actually so still could live mostly on one income and retired early. But I wish we'd watched recurring expenses like food and utilities closer and retired even earlier. We were good about price shopping items like cars, vacations and home repairs, but didn't realize how much the smaller recurring costs added up.
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OK, that explains it. I learned to watch every dime from the time I was a kid.

Congratulations on earning such good pay and being able to retire early!

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No, we had two tech incomes so actually so still could live mostly on one income and retired early. But I wish we'd watched recurring expenses like food and utilities closer and retired even earlier. We were good about price shopping items like cars, vacations and home repairs, but didn't realize how much the smaller recurring costs added up.
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Old 08-01-2021, 07:12 AM   #324
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Ah, it's not my imagination then. The TP roll did shrink. Not only that, I think it is shorter as well. The maker does this to maintain the right proportion of the roll, I am sure. Else, when stood on its end, the roll looks short and squat.

Then, it is not just 11%, but 21% less area. What to do, what to do? YMMV, indeed.

I know. You just eat less. Thus, go to the bathroom less, and do not have to buy more rolls. Problem solved.


Or get a bidet. Oh wait…half the country is in a drought!

No matter what we do, including pooping and peeing, there is a way to make it wrong.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program…er, thread.
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