Winter came relatively early this year. Snow fell every day for 4 days this week and now we have about 5” on the ground. With high temperatures falling into the teens today, there’s a good chance we’re stuck with the snow cover until next spring.
I was ahead of the cold blast in getting the lawn mowed one last time and putting the Christmas lights out, but I was late in getting my sports car stored. I was too busy watching the exciting Vikings & Packers games last Sunday when I should have been taking advantage of the nice(r) weather.
I got it stored on Monday as the snowstorm blew in. The battery is plugged into a trickle charger, the gas tank has stabilizer in it, and it’s covered up tightly in the garage for at least a 4-month’s winter nap.
I’m storing it at my son’s townhouse this year. I claimed one of the two garage spots when we bought the unit last year. It’ll save me $300 instead of storing it with Farmer Troy, who I’ve used the last few years.
That same $300 quickly got spent on something else. I had to contract with a driveway snow removal service for the time we’ll be in Florida this year. We’re leaving in January and will be back by St Patrick’s Day. Our son is close by to keep an eye on our house, but it didn’t seem fair to make him manage the driveway.
Sometimes life is that way – you save a few hundred dollars on something and then it is immediately spent on some other new expense. What money has blown in-and-out of your hands recently?
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