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2018-02-04 07:23:15 PM  
*peeks around curtain*
BOOM! Agoraphobia for the win, biatches! WHOOOOO!
*lets curtain fall back*
 
2018-02-04 07:55:11 PM  
It's amazing how much less we spend if we just stay home. Our car died over a recent cold snap and it was a week before we got the new one. I walked or took the bus if there was something we really needed but we drastically cut down the trips to Target or the grocery store to pick up just one thing (and of course one thing turns into quite a few).
 
2018-02-04 09:43:46 PM  
I switch everything I could - water heater, furnace, dryer, stove and fireplace - over to natural gas.  My electric bill is almost a quarter of what it was.  So I'm way ahead in terms of energy conservation.
 
2018-02-04 10:19:50 PM  
We stay home a lot....but every member of the family has a gaming rig, so I'm not sure we're exactly saving that much energy.
 
2018-02-05 12:11:26 AM  
I genuinely like my wife, my dog is mostly cool, and my home is well appointed.  I'm staying in.
 
2018-02-05 12:24:11 AM  
Drinking at home is cheaper, as is eating at home. We spend maybe $80/mo on gasoline, maybe more during the summer months when we hike fourteeners. Our hobbies are cheap (hiking, hiking, hiking, snowshoeing, reading).

I guess we could be more efficient if the PC wasn't always on, but it's the DVR.
 
2018-02-05 05:59:25 AM  

Staffist: I genuinely like my wife, my dog is mostly cool, and my home is well appointed.  I'm staying in.


This.

We recently did a mini-reno with new energy efficient windows, replaced the old appliances, so feeling pretty good about the energy savings on the home front. We work such long hours already. When I'm not at work, I want to curl up with wife and dog and can't honestly think of too many places I'd rather be. The beach maybe, except the dog is afraid of the water.
 
2018-02-05 11:25:06 AM  
That's a really nice way to say "Americans are getting lazier".
 
2018-02-05 02:13:34 PM  
I started working remote several years ago and that saves me a bare minimum of 45 minutes every work day, not to mention fuel costs and wear and tear on my vehicles.
 
2018-02-06 12:30:47 AM  

FormlessOne: *peeks around curtain*
BOOM! Agoraphobia for the win, biatches! WHOOOOO!
*lets curtain fall back*


Lol jinx, came to say
" why the fark would anybody want to go outside of they didn't absolutely have to? There's nothing out there but more farking people,yuck!"
 
2018-02-06 12:37:34 AM  

Staffist: I genuinely like my wife, my dog is mostly cool, and my home is well appointed.  I'm staying in.


Exactly. Once you have the things you love where you want them,going out becomes nothing more than a bothersome chore.
I stopped going out in my twenties when I realized  was spending all my nights out with "friends" silently wishing I was home alone with a book and a joint.
Am forty now, still don't miss it yet. Ask me again in another twenty years.
 
2018-02-06 12:39:25 AM  

Arkanaut: That's a really nice way to say "Americans are getting lazier".


Or just more practical.
 
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