I got a bit of a shock today when I filled up the vehicle, the cost of fuel had jumped 6 cents a liter from $1.29.9 a liter to $1.35.9 a liter. Yikees!!!!
What does this mean in the grand scheme of things???
The cost of shipping anything will go up, which in turn will cause prices to rise. Hey it's not like we are not used to rising prices, but I have a feeling things are going to go wayyyyyy up now.
To Harvey and I now that we are on a fixed budget it could mean reworking things to make ends meet. Right now I am happy that I don't work every day so a tank of gas, unless we go somewhere, will last me for at least a month, give or take a couple of days. It will also mean that if I accept a subbing position it better be for the morning (usually 3 1/2 hours) or an all day position. It would not pay me to take an afternoon spot for 2 1/2 hours. It will also mean that even more of the times I use the vehicle it will be for combined trips.
At the grocery store, well I will certainly be looking for the best possible deals and using as many coupons as I can find. I will also be sending for more freebies (Harvey has been quite surprised over the treats that have found their way to our mailbox the past little while) and doing as many surveys for points or cash that I possibly can.
I am tempted to buy one of those pull baskets so that I can walk to get my groceries and bring them home behind me, just as my Mother used to when I was growing up. Shades of the old days are coming back to haunt me........
We will be using up, making do and doing without a lot more than we had planned. Hopefully things will settle down very soon and after the budget gets reworked things are not as bad as I think they are going to be.
Everybody have a wonderful evening.