This is how much of a tightwad I am…

Drinking water costs .25/gal and isn’t that hard to transport in the quantities I use. But Monday morning before the weekly water run…

…if there’s a gallon or less left in the water bottle I’m using, I’ll go around and top off every other container in the Lair and then agonize over whether to pour the remainder down the drain and bring that bottle along. I like them topped off, but I can hardly stand to just throw water away. Someday I’ll find an affordable stillsuit…

Poor Tobie…

A dog doesn’t need to be a brain surgeon to know when his person is leaving the house, and Tobie is smarter than most. In almost every case he’s right there, locking eyes, tail wagging. But Monday morning when Uncle Joel starts fiddling with water bottles, he knows he’s going to be stuck at home and it’s not worth the wasted effort. So he just rather pointedly goes to his bed and aims sulk rays at me instead.

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9 Responses to This is how much of a tightwad I am…

  1. Don Meston says:

    “Sulk Rays”
    Swampy the giant schnauzer gives all four paws up for that.

  2. B says:

    Have you ever considered a countertop Revers Osmosis system?

    You can get them for less than $300 and they don’t pull that much power.
    They make about a fluid ounce a second.
    You could run it on sunny days and store the water.

  3. Mike says:

    Tightwad is such an ugly word. Let’s just say that you understand the value of things, and you’re frugal.

    Tobie isn’t the only one who knows how to use sulk rays. I not only get sulk rays from the cat, but when I go out to play golf or visit the range, I get ’em from my wife too. 🤣

  4. Tennessee Budd says:

    I’m neither frugal nor a tightwad, I’m a stingy bastard. I credit the Scottish part of my ancestry.
    My Siamese, now 17, has always known when I’m leaving. My job entails week-long onsite work once every month or 6 weeks. As soon as I get my traveling bag out, she gets pissed & lets me know, up to & including clawing my legs when I walk by. When I get home she shuns me for a day or so.

  5. Joel says:

    I used to travel a lot. My cat once pissed in my suitcase.

  6. polimath says:

    Plastic garbage bags can store a gallon or two. Tie a knot and leave in the sink.

  7. Mark Matis says:

    Joel needs an aquarium!

  8. So, out of curiosity, if the price of water is relatively affordable, what’s the bottleneck that keeps you from keeping more water on hand? Is it transportation logistics or is the a lack of suitable containers or….?

  9. Joel says:

    CZ, I keep a lot of drinking water on hand. Space limitations forbid me from keeping it all here at the Lair, but I have a lot more than three bottles in reserve.

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