• Frugality,  Simplicity

    The Art of Delayed Gratification

    There comes a time when even the biggest cheapskate decides that it is time to bite the bullet and spend some money. I needed a new writing computer whether I liked it or not. It isn’t easy to wait for something you need while you save up money for the purchase. Every time you see a sale pass you by…

  • Frugality

    Old Computers

    I have a confession to make. I really, really love computers. In my heyday when money was flush it was common for me to purchase at least one new system a year. One year I would purchase a new desktop, the next I would buy a new laptop. If a new version of Windows came out or a computer with an…

  • Frugality,  Writing

    My New Writing Setup

    In yesterday’s post I mentioned that I was dedicating my old XP to writing, so today I figured that I would talk about my setup. My computer is really old. In the 11 years that I’ve had it the battery has died and the speakers have started failing. It is currently on its third keyboard, and even that is starting…