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July 12th, 2007 at 01:21 am

I spent about $9 today on an extension cord and a shower curtain liner. I have extension cords packed somewhere, but I can't wait to find them, the TV gets hooked up tomorrow.

As for the shower curtain liner, I am hoping the heavy-duty variety I bought will make showers less annoying. My new tub is very narrow, and I have a very lightweight liner in there now. A vent keeps blowing it inward, so every time I shower, the liner sticks to me and it gets all soapy. I hope a liner with a little more gumption will stay put.

I transferred my emergency fund to a money market account -- it had been in checking because I felt I needed it readily available during the move. Now that I am pretty much settled, I can let it go into a higher-earning account. I can only write $250+ checks from that account so it will truly be for emergencies and big ticket items.

I am feeling somewhat at sea in my new surroundings with only my cousins and my sister for company. They are all so un-frugal. I feel so different, even like I am missing a part of myself. I enjoy stretching my money, but they are subtly critical of my habits. I suppose, to be fair, I am also critical of them. I wish I had someone (in my real life) who felt the same way. Are we frugals really so odd? What could be more sensible than living within your means?

6 Responses to “Musings”

  1. nance Says:

    I learned not to talk about my frugality, among family and friends. I just go about doing my own thing, and they can blow their money any way they choose.
    You can vent here, and we will understand!
    Maybe your cousin will learn eventually, by watching you, and how little money you spend.

  2. JanH Says:

    I sure hate the ole wrestle with the shower liner routine, don't you? In the olden days, you used to be able to get some with weights in them. Wonder if they still have them? That's been so long for us that I don't even remember if they worked.

  3. littlemama Says:

    There is a shower curtain bar that bows out to allow for more room. Might want to check that option out too.

  4. Carolina Bound Says:

    I thought about the bowed shower curtain bar, but the problem is that the tub itself is so narrow; the bottom of the curtain is drawn in very close even if the bar is bowed.

    I just tried out the new liner and it is better. I can kind of stick it to the inside of the tub with water and then bell it out slightly.

    Nance, you're right, I just need to keep it to myself and not worry about their habits. It's just that yesterday they were a bit snitty that I didn't want to go to their $40-a-cut hairdresser, and I felt defensive. Then they started talking about how much their pedigreed dogs cost. I am SO on another wave length.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    I don't have anyone frugal to talk to either, except my husband. I am so glad we have this forum. It would be hard to live with someone that was not frugal and loved saving money.

  6. Sunshine Suz Says:

    There are also do I explain them....little plastic thingies that you stick on the tub wall and then you insert the edge of your shower curtain into them. They hold the shower curtain in place so water can not leak out.

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