Christin has talked to me before about the relative cost of things that she has bought. On one hand she has things like her food processor that cost twenty dollars and has had regular use for a decade. Then there are our expensive clothes we buy, and what not. I figured out a little formula for this: real cost * (product duration in years/0.06)(possible enjoyment from 0-100/.008) = actual cost to me.
Thinking of this, when I got the idea on Tuesday that I needed to have a way to enjoy Lake Tahoe better. I wasn't going to find someone with a boat, but it would be possible to find some jet skis. So I started looking on craigslist. And for almost half of what my Cadillac transmission cost, for less than my Camry cost, and for less than two months rent at our condo, I found some jet skis. And that's not even figuring in the actual cost with my little formula there!!! If I did that they only cost me $284.40!!! And I am very excited.