Let me back up a moment. I recently visited with my dad in New York as he underwent open heart surgery. The hospital he was in is one of the best, thank God. Visiting him however presented a daily challenge. Parking is at a premium in New York and only the truly fortunate seem to find a spot on the streets of Manhattan. Well, I wasn't so lucky. Like mice in a maze, my sister and I circled the block, looking for a spot. If we had any luck at all, we found a spot by an hour meter that sucked $3.50 an hour from your pocket. Since we spent approximately 6 hours a day, you can imagine how the money would add up.
In retrospect, I guess I was desensitized. I found myself actually mouthing the words, "let's put it in the garage and I'll pay for it." I must be crazy. Being in New York for this short period of time had me forgetting my usual frugal point of view. I adapted to my surroundings I really need to get home!
Georgia here I come.
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