Sunday, September 30, 2018
Cars of ART! Another Camaro
Elon Musk settles for $20 million with SEC..
Martin Sheen fighting IRS over $5.7 million.
The amounts in the above headlines make me smile. I am a happy dude. I can remember my first W-2 form. for the year 1956, my year's income was $950 and I was turning married turning 18. That was my total income for the year. Many people make more than that a week now.
In comparison about 63 years later, we are facing a bill on our motor home engine 18 times larger than my first year’s wages. Inflation is something. In 1956 a Coke or Pepsi was a nickel. Using that nickel Pepsi as an example, if I were to buy a Pepsi from a machine, it would be at least 20 times more than in 1956. If you bought beer it was 30 cents a bottle. I never tasted a pizza until I was 16, a 12” cheese pizza was $1.25, drinks were 15 cents with a tip of a nickel or a dime.
Tell me life ain’t good. I can’t compare with Musk or Sheen, but compared to where we started, God has blessed us beyond measure. Of course the repair bill will hurt, but we can pay it. It will be no fun, but in the past few months I have seen much worse in life situations. I have cried at deaths, sympathized with a friend who lost his foot and prayed for friends in the hospital. One friend spent over 3 months in the hospital. There are many more, but compared to those things “WE AIN’T GO NO PROBLEMS.”
Sherry and I have always lived frugally. We were taught to save, not spend. It has worked for us; it does not work for everyone. I have friends here and on the net that no longer get to hold the love of their life, I can still do that. So truly if we had to borrow the money or lose the coach, our problems pale when compared to losing my life’s love.