I decided not to go into Sam’s this week to check out my food saver options after you so patiently outlined my choices, Jan. I knew if I walked in there, I’d be tempted to pick up just a few items, and honestly, there’s no such thing as just a few items once I get going in that place, so I’ll just wait things out until my husband is able to get more work and we have more money coming in. I also desperately want to get a new shredder. The one we’ve had is close to 20 years old and it just burned itself up this week. My husband looked at it, and said that I completely killed it this past week and it’s definitely not able to be fixed. I’m going to just put anything I’d normally shred into our burn barrel and again, wait until the time is right to purchase another heavy duty shredder as a replacement. None of these are emergencies, and years ago, I would have been “normal” and just run out and bought what I wanted and worried about paying for it later, but now I can’t justify being stupid. I’m also not going to feel badly because we don’t have the extra money (guaranteed payday loans) that we used to have, because we truly are in a good place compared to most people, it’s simply that we’re just a might bit short on money for the extras right now. No biggie. I’ll appreciate these items when I can actually feel good about making the purchases and we have the surplus available to buy these items, in the meantime, I’m grateful that I’m not one of those people who feels victimized or feels battered because things are a bit off for us financially right not (I’m certainly not saying anyone here is like this, it simply seems this is how it is presented to us by the media). We’re still moving in the right direction, even if it is a bit slowly right now, and I’m sure the majority here feels the same way as I.