A prof brought this up in class today (though speaking of Ireland and Northern Ireland): the govt wants corporations to come take advantage of a better economic climate, but doesn't want its citizens to go elsewhere for their own benefit. So basically he was saying you do you (or ye do ye, as it would sound with his accent). I would not feel bad about going elsewhere for a better deal.
@SuperMargie If it makes you feel better, I have had two plumbing repairs done this year (which, okay, doesn't sound good, but keep reading) because of water seepage between the lino and the concrete slab of my utility and laundry rooms (which were add-ons). The first time, it was just that the storm drain was backed up--took the guys half an hour with a snake to fix. Yesterday I called because I was seeing sludge come up from the cracks in the linoleum tiles; turns out it was nothing terrible, just the (really old) hot water heater leaking a little, and turning the insulation into a soggy mess. So next week they're bringing me a new one. I have a warranty, so I pay $60 every time someone comes out to fix something, but it is so worth it. Anyway, my point was, it was two really easy fixes that I thought were going to be a whole lot worse. Take heart!
I used to think vaguely about trying to find a place there, back when I'd just finished school. Now I think more about growing vegetables in my yard and turning my house into a mini-commune. Good read.
@kellyography I do Amazon Instant bc my Prime account is paid for by work, and I really think I could get by with that, the (university) library, and the occasional Redbox rental. There are a bunnnch of things in my DVD queue that I hate to part with though.
I'm bummed about how it will affect my Netflix deliveries--but this might be the impetus I need to just cancel it altogether, because I can certainly make do with my other options.
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I've got dinner with an old roommate tonight ($20), lunch with a friend tomorrow ($15), and no plans for Sunday besides hitting the grocery store ($40). With the (scarily) beautiful weather I want to spend a lot of time outside! Hoping to keep the weekend under $100.
This happened to me--from a big store, not a small one, though. I called and explained I'd received a double order, and offered to ship the second shipment back but they told me to keep them. So I agree with Mike--I'd just let them know what happened, and hopefully you'll just end up with a bonus item.
I estimated $110 on groceries, tennis shoes, and gym clothes. Ended up spending $60 on groceries because I found a beer I've been looking for since November, and bought 2 bottles at $10 apiece. Definitely okay with that extra expense. Saturday I went to see Les Mis, a matinee showing for $7.50. I bought a drink and some Milk Duds for $5.75. Total cost $13.25. I had to pee so bad after the movie that I went straight home instead of stopping to browse at Target, so that was a bonus. I did some dishes and saw that my sink was leaking, so I called my handyman (aka my dad) who drove an hour and a half to fix it in like 3 minutes. I probably could have figured that out. He and my mom did finally take a look at another leak in my floor, which involved pulling up lino tiles and saying "Uh-oh" a lot. I just placed a service request with my home warranty company, which will cost $60 for the visit and possibly a lot more on top of that? I didn't make it to the shoe store, so my weekend total was under budget at just under $80.
@RVA_TXN I do live in RVA! Hello!