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Old 01-12-2018, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Thanks for the suggestions, but you are the one who doesn't have a hint. We are both photographers dealing with a great many terabytes of storage. We have multiple onsite and off site drives. We are using 4-6 Tb drives, not some thumb drive with a few hundred gig capacity. Back ups need to be done daily while we are shooting and often do not have internet access.
You saved me from having to write the same thing!!
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:10 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Me too! I love my programmable coffee maker and love waking up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee every morning. I'm still getting up at the same time every day...even on days off, dang it...so it's nice to have that.
Did you ever consider that you are still getting up at the same time every day because you smell the coffee brewing at that time every day? it's your alarm clock!
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Thanks for the suggestions, but you are the one who doesn't have a hint. We are both photographers dealing with a great many terabytes of storage. We have multiple onsite and off site drives. We are using 4-6 Tb drives, not some thumb drive with a few hundred gig capacity. Back ups need to be done daily while we are shooting and often do not have internet access.
Well, la-di-dah.
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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When you get that thought put it in a bag in a prominent place like the kitchen. Add to that all the other "I may need that" items you come across. At the end of the month if you haven't gone into that bag to retrieve something then just throw out the bag and put a new empty bag in its place.

A lot of people say "I may need that some day" and then put it right back where they found it.
All this does is cause a cycle of the above..take out, convince yourself and then put it back.


https://zenhabits.net/on-minimalism/
thanks for the link and the ideas - there are plenty of secondhand stores in my area to take away my excess stuff.

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I also think how we manage relationships helps to keep life pleasant and simple. The secret may be to let go of attachment but it is hard.
I've withdrawn from a few - and found life is simpler/less complicated that way...not sure avoidance is the best way to deal with it though.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Did you ever consider that you are still getting up at the same time every day because you smell the coffee brewing at that time every day? it's your alarm clock!

No, I wake up same time even if I forget to set up the coffee pot. Just been doing it so many years it 'just happens'. If I sleep in till 7 I feel like I've wasted half a day. lol
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I think each move has brought fewer moving parts in our life. Hubby still has a workshop full of tools and a pt job, but I have pruned our life down a great deal after retirement. We tend to wear the same things, so we need fewer clothes. We tend to use the same things, and what we don’t use we get rid of.
We have stopped acquiring things, unless something breaks. If it does, we buy the latest and greatest.
We keep a spreadsheet of monthly expenses.
We are still able to do a lot of DIY, but when that changes, we’ll need to downsize in dwelling and tools.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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I think each move has brought fewer moving parts in our life. Hubby still has a workshop full of tools and a pt job, but I have pruned our life down a great deal after retirement. We tend to wear the same things, so we need fewer clothes. We tend to use the same things, and what we don’t use we get rid of.
We have stopped acquiring things, unless something breaks. If it does, we buy the latest and greatest.
We keep a spreadsheet of monthly expenses.
We are still able to do a lot of DIY, but when that changes, we’ll need to downsize in dwelling and tools.
I pay for everything with my CC..bills, food shopping, etc.
My monthly CC bill is how I track my budget and it makes it so much easier as I don't have to remember to record all my spending. The CC bill covers about 95% of my budget and then I just add in the extra cash I put in my wallet and one or two checks I do write.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:36 AM
 
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Well, la-di-dah.

OK, I understand that anyone with interests outside of your interests must be pretentious. That demonstrates a powerful sense of self worth. I would guess that attitude has helped to define a lifetime of your interpersonal relationships.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:42 AM
 
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I pay for everything with my CC..bills, food shopping, etc.
My monthly CC bill is how I track my budget and it makes it so much easier as I don't have to remember to record all my spending. The CC bill covers about 95% of my budget and then I just add in the extra cash I put in my wallet and one or two checks I do write.
Sounds like a lot of progress towards simplification. If you have a credit card with reward points those add up. We charge even $5 purchases and hardly ever use cash. Last year I wrote one check. I believe that was for the DMW or some other government agency still in the dark ages.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:12 AM
 
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Sounds like a lot of progress towards simplification. If you have a credit card with reward points those add up. We charge even $5 purchases and hardly ever use cash. Last year I wrote one check. I believe that was for the DMW or some other government agency still in the dark ages.
I still like to carry and use cash for small purchases.

Even though we live in a very small town, there have been incidents of credit card skimming being used at gas stations etc. So when I fill up I pay in cash. That is only about every 3 weeks so no big deal.

We go out to eat at small local restaurants all the time and I like to leave cash tips.

Other than the grocery store, my only other expenses are restaurants and gasoline for the car. I do pay utilities online.
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