I have not been posting my "progress" monthly, but the direction and net effects of the last several months activity are very similar to Dennis'. I need to revise my original goal from last September to something more focused. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=150102&hilit=cellar ... 0#p2817992
I am taking Dennis’ approach and will try to go cold turkey on wine buying for a while. I intend to buy no wine starting today through the end of June. The only measure of success will be wines purchased because for me that is the issue.
Some recent germane conversations in the last week. . .
As we are packing for our trip back from FL to MA
Jim: “I hope I can fit all the wine that I bought in the back of the car”
Jacqueline: “Maybe you can put some bottles in the bottom of Bodhi’s dog bed. Put a pillow on top and Bodhi can lie on the pillow”
Jim: “Great idea”
On our last day on the road before arriving back in MA
Jim: “Just so you know. I am expecting several wine deliveries from FedEx this week. These are bottles that I delayed shipment for until we got back to MA because I did not want to add to what I had to bring back. Maybe I have been buying too much wine recently?”
Jacqueline: “It is something you enjoy and we can afford to do, so why not!”
This morning on our dog walk with Bodhi.
Jim “I have to go pick up some wine today at the local wine store that they are holding for me”
Jim: “There were some wines that I asked them to set aside for me until we got back from FL”
Jacqueline: “How many bottles of wine do we have now?”
Jim: “About X” (I lie as it is probably closer to 2X)
Jacqueline: “Maybe you should stop buying wine for a while”
Jim: “You are probably right”