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To save fuel, I just drive twice as fast as I use to....that way my engine is running for less time. 🤓
ford GIF
 
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Saw that technique daily in the Middle East. You're not Saudi by birth, are ya? o_O
😁?taht ekil gnihtemos kniht uoy dluow yhW🤔

Lol, reminds me I was pulling a grade in the fast lane, 100mph in a BMW Bavaria and a CHP passes me on the left at hyperspeed and I was all !!! But then I was all.. oh, ok, no foul.
The first time I received that GIF was when my Brother was monitoring my return trip from Illinois. I was bringing back an older Chevrolet pickup that needed a rear shock absorber, and the drag link replaced. I told him I wouldn't be able to text updates, and instead I shared my location via the cellphone. Evidently, I was making good time. I am not going to post the travel time until the statutes of limitations runs out.😬
 
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It’s interesting to me how different people live, our differing situations and perspectives. One would think that happiness and satisfaction in life would be directly affected by your resources and standard of living, but that’s often not the case. There are people living in mud huts in this world who are content and happy with life, and billionaires who are frustrated and miserable.

My gross household income is under six figures. We’ve spent the better part of a hundred k in the last ten years (after insurance) on my wife’s medical trouble, and we’re raising four kids, the oldest of which just started college. If you want to talk about financial pressures…

That said, I still have a good life. We get by- we never go hungry, our house is warm and comfortable, and we make time to have fun and enjoy life.


All that, and I’m still able to get out to the range on a regular basis. Don’t get me wrong though; my legs do get awful tired and it get tricky at times, what with balancing rifles and ammo across the handlebars of the bicycle…
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Life choices OP. At $130k per year, either you blow your money on hookers and blow, or you're currently paying for things that you want or are still paying for things you have wanted.

Shooting isn't a high enough of a priority for you to make life changes.
 
Life choices OP. At $130k per year, either you blow your money on hookers and blow, or you're currently paying for things that you want or are still paying for things you have wanted.

Shooting isn't a high enough of a priority for you to make life changes.
I think I can safely state that if I lived on a fixed income of $130k/year in retirement, and my home and land were paid off (as they are already), and my vehicles and other toys were paid off (as they are already), with no credit card/revolving debt whatsoever (as I don't have any already), then I don't think I'd be complaining too loudly about how much money it costs in gas to go shooting several times a month... but that's just me...
 
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We are a single income household, wife and four kids. I make good money but no where near what the OP states he does. We make do but it’s all about life choices and spending habits. We got a little boost from an inheritance but the way the stock market is lately, I’m leaving it alone. No more two guns per month, I’m down to buying one every other month😁. I have a very nice 3 year old diesel truck with all the trimmings. I love it, but it stays parked most of the time now because of fuel prices. I bought a $1500 sh!t box car (1999 escort, 58k miles). It’s hearing aid beige in color. Really sucks driving it but 30 mpg doesn’t suck too bad. Lately, diesel has been cheaper than gas though, may start using the truck as my primary, LOL
 
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I think sometimes it's a matter of decimal points. The guy that can't go shooting as much in his 13 MPG Jeep is just as distressed over the price of fuel as the worker bee trying to get to work everyday in their 30 MPG beater.
It is... I'm not entirely sure if OP is out of touch with the reality of the majority of American household incomes, or intended for the thread to be a troll post.
 
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Satisfy my curiosity, if you will, sir... What $300,000/year job did you leave in 1999 (which would be roughly equivalent to a $533,000/year job today)?
How bad does a job that pays well over a half a million dollars have to be such that one would leave it? o_O
I owned a retail business and had to deal with the general public.
 
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My daughter just graduated high school and is starting classes at the community college, driving to Salem twice a week in a car that was given to her, 20mpg on a good day. Gas prices are really hurting her. She’s working part time at minimum wage and really wants to be independent.

We’re helping her as much as we can but she really wants to grow up and make it on her own. People like her are the ones who are truly impacted by high fuel costs, beyond just a minor inconvenience.
 
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I don't consider myself a senior citizen (you're only as old as you think), but I'm the polar opposite. With freedom (no clock to punch and an empty nest) comes the ability to go out and see all the things you've yet to have a chance to, rediscover your past joys, all at your own pace, and having lived long.... you devlop a better understanding of where you "really" want to be when it's time to cash in your chips.

Stagnation is a buzz kill. :s0155:
I have already done most everything. I have no bucket list.
 

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