OT Equilibrium (by elliot [RI]) Apr 24, 2018 5:44 PM|
OT Equilibrium (by DJ [VA]) Apr 24, 2018 6:17 PM
OT Equilibrium (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 24, 2018 7:19 PM
OT Equilibrium (by NE [PA]) Apr 24, 2018 7:21 PM
OT Equilibrium (by Ken [NY]) Apr 24, 2018 11:39 PM
OT Equilibrium (by NE [PA]) Apr 25, 2018 2:16 AM
OT Equilibrium (by WMH [NC]) Apr 25, 2018 3:18 AM
OT Equilibrium (by plenty [MO]) Apr 25, 2018 5:31 AM
OT Equilibrium (by cjo'h [CT]) Apr 25, 2018 11:08 AM
OT Equilibrium (by Busy [WI]) Apr 25, 2018 1:07 PM
OT Equilibrium (by Beth [WI]) Apr 25, 2018 2:40 PM
OT Equilibrium (by elliot [RI]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2018 5:44 PM
I don't know if you notice that.. A lot stuff cancels out.. I call it equilibrium..
For example, I am trying to save money on material cost by clipping homedepot/lowe's coupon. Last week, I used 2 homedepot paint coupons on Glidden Premium paint.. Saved about $95 each on 2 separate coupons (thanks to Rick[IN]), then I got 2 speeding ticket for driving too fast at 20 MPH school zone, each was $95. So, essentially the city got the money..
I have bought at least 10 gas boilers from craigslist in last 7-8 years, each would have saved me $1000, on top of the that, I did all the conversion myself, that would have saved me tons of money. Then, we paid dearly for a recent RE investment membership, wife decided that she didn't want to do it, that cancels out all the savings I worked hard on..
Life is .... (speechless)
OT Equilibrium (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2018 6:17 PM
Yikes, elliot! Twice?! Should have known better after the first ticket -and in a school zone - tsk, tsk!
Interesting observation, but... it sounds like things that are in your control - on both ends. Not fate --68.10.xxx.xxx
OT Equilibrium (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2018 7:19 PM
I bought two seriously cute Easter cards for two elderly cousins in California. They were all cutouts of rabbits in a little house and Gene Autry sings Here Comes Peter Cottontail when the card opens. They were ten bucks a piece. Next day I got a scratch off lottery ticket and won $20.
I saved money this month by dieting and stopping eating sugary things. I didn't put anything much on my credit card. I figured it would be nice and low this month. But nooooo. Tonight my dog got some kind of back or leg spasm and couldn't walk so I took him to vet for xray, $300. He was pretty much OK by the time they were done with him. Nothing on xray. --69.141.xxx.xxx
OT Equilibrium (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2018 7:21 PM
Yes, just like when you make a windfall profit on something you get hit with a huge unexpected bill.
I was just talking to my wife about this the other day. I told her I don't like windfalls, I much prefer one solid brick at a time.
OT Equilibrium (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2018 11:39 PM
NE,send your windfalls my way,I will take the risk --72.231.xxx.xxx
OT Equilibrium (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 25, 2018 2:16 AM
Ken, I didn't say I don't WANT them, haha. If I get any I don't want, I'll be sure to ship them north. --50.107.xxx.xxx
OT Equilibrium (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 25, 2018 3:18 AM
We are just finishing up an ADU, ready to rent. Drive up the other day and the part of the roof is peeled back from a freak wind storm...
Elliot, we joined the same group only at a lower (cheaper) level. We too have decided it's not for us, not in the state we wanted to operate at least... :( --50.82.xxx.xx
OT Equilibrium (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 25, 2018 5:31 AM
So in the end it doesn't cost any more to have what you need? --99.203.xx.xx
OT Equilibrium (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Apr 25, 2018 11:08 AM
I'm waiting for the Mega millions or the Powerball.................charlie.............................................when it's big enough................................ --174.199.x.xx
OT Equilibrium (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Apr 25, 2018 1:07 PM
Elliot, on a cross -country road trip, the other driver had the car up to about 137mph (in an area with unlimited speed limits,) then in the next state, I got a speeding ticket for $137. Did we balance out right? *grins*
Years ago, in an effort to curb my excessive spending on speeding tickets, I resolved to drive about 1-2 miles under locally. I have found that proper speed meshes perfectly with the traffic lights so I get there the same, and with fewer gestures from other drivers ;-)
And, I've learned to use cruise control on road trips, especially when driving a car I don't often drive. Its still hard to get over the need for speed.... --172.58.xxx.xxx
OT Equilibrium (by Beth [WI]) Posted on: Apr 25, 2018 2:40 PM
It works the same way for weight loss/gain. The 20 pounds someone loses does not go into thin. Oh NO! It just ends up on someone else’s body. --24.177.xxx.xx