Oh and when I mentioned going out to dinner, I don't want you to get the wrong idea. This is only the 2nd time in 2000-poverty we have gone out to dinner at all! The 1st time we used a friend's Groupon (thanks Ryan) and the 2nd time we used a BOGO coupon. Don't think we are joy-riding around going to restaurants right and left- trust me we are not.
Now you may be wondering, do I miss my old life? Do I miss going out to dinner, seeing movies in the theater, buying wine more expensive than $10 a bottle, ordering take out pizza instead of eating frozen pizza? Yes....
BUT, I am so insanely excited about the new place and all the things we are going to be able to do there, that is makes it all worth it. Every time I save money I think of what I can buy with it. Like "oh, I can buy a gallon of paint" or "this will buy us one dining room chair" or "wow, now I can buy these knobs and this trunk that I love!!"
Yes folks, times they are a changin'. How long will 2000-poverty last? Well, we will just have to see. Once we move in, the list of furniture and home projects kick in. It may be 5 years before we buy $20 wine again.