Rising Prices! What are you doing to cope?
Wow! Prices are on the rise, and RAPIDLY! $4.00 A gallon gas, here in the good ole U.S. of A. Have you been to the grocery store lately? I haven't, my heart cant stand the strain. When my wife tells me grocery-price horror stories, I have to make her stop so I can take my blood-pressure meds.
I've always been frugal, maybe even tightfisted. I'd just like to build up something I'd be proud to leave my kids and grandkids some day. (Note to Skunkson: No grandkids for at least 10 years!) Sacrificing comfort in the interest of a better future is a noble cause. But the current economy is squeezin' this poor boy to death!
I am: A) Trying to get a job closer to home.
B) Parking the SUV.
C) Driving the crappy, egg-shell, crackerbox economy car
(and the Harley to soothe my male ego).
D) Adjusting the thermostat.
E) Doing more with the garden and the chickens.
F) Rationing my beloved Coca-Cola.
So what are you doing to cope with the raising cost of getting by? Real suggestions would be best, but humour wouldn't hurt, as the only thing I've laughed/cried at lately is my plummeting bank account.