36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 197: 25s a day, oh my!


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 197 — 25s a day, oh my!
15-February-1972 (Dienstag–Tue.)


Couldn’t do any El. Musik. So, just practiced horn and piano—good, and typed (my educational El. Musik project – 3 hours).

For this month, must live on approx 25s a day. Will be close. Next month will be bad also. The last of my money will run out.


Electronic project notes. I am typing up notes on my electronic music project. Guess what? I found these collections of notes when I discovered my journal. I haven’t at looked at them in detail, yet. Sometime before the end of this blog adventure, I’ll see if they have any interest and report back to you.

25s a Day. Uh, oh! Money problems. What is this, 2009? Seems like money is a life-long problem. 25 Austrian schillings a day doesn’t sound like a lot. I think standing room at the opera was 10s. Apparently my money is running out a bit early. A large part of that was that my Rotary International stipend was based on a fixed amount before Nixon devalued the dollar by a large amount. Later in the year, Rotary does send me a supplemental amount to offset the dollar loss. Thank goodness. Just so you know, I did bring my personal savings with me to Vienna, both to buy my French Horn and to spend on extras, living expenses, and perhaps a ski adventure. At least, I’m budgeting.


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