But now we are on a budget. What that means is we can’t spend money to entertain ourselves. So going out to dinner, or driving to San Antonio to buy random things, or walk WalMart and buy random DVDs, etc etc etc, all these forms of entertainment are out.
Instead we have to entertain ourselves with things we already have. And if we want something that costs money we have to find extra money, because all the normal money is spoken for.
After three weeks (remember? I was on vacation.) of Scrabble and lawn care and making elaborate dinners and beating every good video game we own (3) we are spent. We’ve been listening to a lot more music and finally, I said what we were both thinking, what all people with too much time on their hands say about the things they enjoy: we could do this.
The only problem is that we don’t have many musical instruments. In fact, we only have one, and it’s more like really awesome decoration since neither of us know how to play it.
We thought, “let’s get a keyboard. Then we could create phat beats.”
Except, guess what? Keyboards cost money.
Here’s where our greatness comes in. Instead of just spending it (which we were sorely tempted to do), we left the store, went home, and spent the next hour searching for spare change. We raided the piggy bank, cleaned out pockets, and went out to the car to collect all the coinage. You know what? We PAID for that keyboard using only found money. That was a pretty big deal.
Next on the list: learn how to play the keyboard.