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    Decided to put off the rebreather until next year. Had $7K saved up for it in the scuba fund. I’ve thrown $2600 on my car loan in the last week. It’s down to $8400. Threw about a grand on cc. Going to snowball the car loan. Decided to put off the rebreather by a year as I’ve got other diving goals for this year that are more than plenty.

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    It looks like we scored the stovetop I've been craving for years on CL, for 10% of its new cost. If/when it happens and we get to install it, I will be PSYCHED!

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    Hope you get it, NewGig, that would be great!

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    It's been cold but I checked and still have 3/4 of a tank of oil so I should make it to February and keep on budget for January.

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    That would be a great score, NewGig!
    Last Saturday, 1/8/22, was our 10-year anniversary of freedom from tobacco. Ten years of not buying cigarettes is probably our best frugal ever. Just before we quit, we were spending $440 per month on cigarettes from NH (much cheaper than MA, so we made a monthly run). I don't know how much we would be paying now, but it would certainly be a lot more. We also celebrated in a frugal and modest fashion, once again encouraged by the recent spike in Covid cases unfortunately. We had been wanting to try a local Vietnamese restaurant, so we did takeout for a very reasonable price.

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    A great milestone RR.

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    Wow, Rosa, congratulations! And good for you for doing the math--what an expensive thing it is to smoke. I did not realize. So ten years of that, compounded, wow!!

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    That is a milestone worth celebrating, RR.
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

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    Congrats, rr! To you and your dh. I know how hard it is to stop smoking and 10 years is a fabulous milestone.
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi
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    Congratulations, Rosa and husband! Mine husband quit in 2000 and every vacation I say to him how much he's saved by not smoking! So his not smoking pays for vacations, meals out and now golf clubs!! He was smoking about 1 pack a day and I think they are $40 a carton now, so quite a savings. When my mother quit, she hired a cleaning person!

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