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Onward Consuming Soldiers. . .

Buy Nothing month in the Martin household has only about a week left. Here are my observations so far. 1) As predicted I found things I want to buy. The most pressing, however, was a small frying pan, as one of the ones we have is probably coated with teflon (cough--cancer!) and the handle has rotted off--if plastic can rot. I didn't buy a pan, but in another week or two I'm sure I will. I'd like a cast iron one, are those constructed anymore? And, yes, I'll recycle the old pan. I might be able to get $.02 for the metal. 2) I was at a library today doing research for a short paper for my class, Making Modern Science, and passed a Friends of the Library book sale. I thought, well, if I bought some books for my classroom at a deal, that wouldn't be breaking the spirit of the experiment. Then I further thought as I walked that the point is not necessarily to save money or find bargains, the point is to STOP BUYING STUFF. Even used stuff. Even stuff for the classroom.
All right. We've gone out to eat a few times, but that is really the only expense outside of necessities we've made. Maybe next time we'll cut out the restaurants.

Of course, Lent starts next week. Hmmm, what should I give up? Or take up? Maybe I can find a used hairshirt!


Rachel said…
Cast Iron Cookware (made in US):

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