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Oh the Joys of Technology!

Being new to the blogosphere I am having one of my first bouts of good old fashioned technical difficulties.  I just learned a very important lesson today: Print all final drafts. Always. I was being frugal and saving ink and paper. Which in general I find to be a good idea. But it caught up to me today! Ouch. Being frugal is important but so is making wise choices about how and when to apply frugal measures. Sometimes it’s best to invest a little more to save yourself money, time and serious aggravation later. It’s important to find a balance. This morning I know I’d happily have parted with the few cents the ink and paper would have cost me but hindsight is 20/20. I will say, being new to blogging and all things bloggy I’m learning a ton very quickly! While no one likes to learn a lesson the hard way, at least something positive comes out of it: I did learn something! Ugh. Yay.

Because today is one of my husband’s precious few days off (we’re down to one more after this until mid September), I’ll be posting my promised list of things I learned from going to the Farmer’s Market tomorrow instead (pending any further technical problems of course-I’ll keep you posted)!

Hope you all have a wonderful Rice & Beans Life kinda day (just not one with technical difficulties!).

Comment worthy: 

Have you ever ended up paying the piper because of good intentions with saving money? Has there been an instance where you should have invested a little more for long term frugality over short term frugality? 

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  1. The “lost post” is always a painful endeavor. WordPress is great, but when you lose the original thought, it’s tough to get it back. And yes, I have experienced this annoyance in the past:)

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    • Michael I’m sorry you’ve experienced this one too! I was really kicking myself over my coffee this morning, let me tell you! I won’t be repeating this mistake, that’s for darn sure!

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  2. 10,000 Drinks

    I often don’t buy that extra loaf of bread (which I should be making anyway, but, alas, my bread machine sits untouched) just because I don’t want my grocery bill to be $1.29 higher. It comes back to bite me in the butt whenever I go to make Mike’s lunch at the last minute in the morning and realize there’s no bread to be had for sandwiches, except for one dried-up, sad-looking bread-end (can’t make a sandwich out of that! I do try to use them to make homemade bread crumbs though.) THEN I have to hand over a five dollar bill to Mike so he can buy something for lunch on his break, which is a big No-No/money-waster in my book. So yeah, I feel for you! By the way, from one technologically inept blogger to another, (you may already know this, buy I just started doing it), you can have your ink cartridges refilled at certain places rather than pay up for a whole new cartridge. For my black 21 ink I think it costs $8 to have it refilled, and $16 to buy the new one. Good for recycling purposes too. Keep up the good blogging and have a fantastic day!!!

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    • I’ve done things like that when grocery shopping! As for the ink-unfortunately when I upgraded my printer it has a nice little chip in the ink cartridge that won’t allow it to work with refills. Before I had to buy a new printer we always refilled. It was so much cheaper!

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