The Piecemeal Man (abmann) wrote,
The Piecemeal Man

Downshifting pt 2

It hailed last night. I've seen more hail in the last two weeks than in the past 22 years.
Imed people and wrote bad poetry last night. Also found some awesome photography at Some of it is fetish photography but there's no nudity; I'm not sure if it is work safe.

I'm going to assess my finances and figure out how to purchase a Nikon D50 and still reach my goal of eliminating credit debt in 8 months. (That seems so slow.) At this point I know I really desire the camera as it's been constant for so many months; plus my ire at my current camera grows daily. I want to learn to use a better camera, take better pictures. Maybe even sell prints. I'm sure much of the desire comes from seeing sites like Odd-Art with it's amazing images. I want to do that too! I wonder if that's all it is, a weird form of consumer lust. Hrmmm. Now I'm unsure.

However... I think my finances are solid enough to do so since I'm getting better at saving and being frugal in general. This month of downshifting has gone really well. Even with the added expense to my brake repair, I'm still OK. I'm a library glutton which rocks. I've read three books in the last two weeks. I'm not sure what next month will look like, though, since Fox will be around more. I am more prone to spending when I see her regularly. Though that's mostly on food which has been a minimal expense this month. I wonder how much of her own money she spent on food and if it offset what I didn't spend.

I'm a little annoyed that I didn't technically have enough for the security deposit for the house but I knew I'd be getting a bonus, auto-deposited tomorrow morning, to pay for it. So, adjusting for that I'm ahead about $150. That means I can put extra money in savings on the first. So I only sort of failed? Right?

8 months seems too long to pay off debt, especially when I don't have much.
Stupid credit cards.
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