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Old 03-12-2008, 10:23 PM   #21
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Thumbs down no car

i have no car as i do not drive. i make sure to give the person driving me somewhere , money for gas. everyone complains about the price.

the gas for my house is paid by my son in the moble home park rent. probably around 100 a month. keeps going up per unit, i think. i really cut back on using the heater.so it doesn't get to high.

can't imagine the bill for air cond. this summer.

i grocery shop once a month and can really see things going up and up. where i used to spend $300 a month, last one was $380. that is not however all food. it is pet food, litter, over counter meds, paper goods and cleaning supplies. my del. charge has stayed the same for two years ie $4.95 . can't take a cab for that. and they put it in my kitchen.

i know my daughter who is self employed is really having a tough time. people are cutting back everywhere they can.

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Old 03-13-2008, 06:59 AM   #22
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Nope! He's an only child!
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:31 AM   #23
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3.45 a gallon. That's crazy !!!! I make over 10 bucks an hour and can't afford to fill up my car !!!!!!
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:50 AM   #24
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$3.38 for a gallon of low octane unleaded. Yes, we are cutting back on driving. I may venture out once or twice a month. Dh is declining jobs. He currently works part time 2 miles from home but the majority of his business has been a 45 minute drive one way. He is no longer taking those out of county jobs.

home heating costs are mainly our time, we heat with wood. Due to the increasingly high winds we have been having, dh cut down 11 trees close to the house and that has turned out to be about a 3 year supply of firewood.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:10 AM   #25
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I used to heat my home with wood. That's a lot of hard work so hubby and you are getting a workout as well as a warm house.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:11 AM   #26
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Ok, so now I know I'm not the only one feeling the pinch. That's kind of what I was wondering. DH's gas is $150 a week (he fills up 3 times a week), I cut mine down to $20 a week, then oil is $200 a month on our "budget plan". And electric is $200 a month. When I added it up, that's over $1000 a month just on energy, before any groceries! Luckily I don't have to work, I stay home with our son, and DH is trying to get the go ahead to telecommute one day a week to save one day's driving, but for everyone who has no choice but to drive to work in a long commute, I feel for them- and us!

I wish everyone the best and hope things get better soon- either lower prices or higher wages down the road.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:01 AM   #27
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It cost me 75$ to fill my pickup yesterday (3/12) @3.24 gallon. My heating bill for last month was right at 600$-in all fairness, its been a very cold winter, but geez this is getting ridiculous.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:11 AM   #28
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We have been using our wood stove a lot more the second half of this winter, now that I have taught DW how to start fires in it. It is great coming home each night to a roaring fire and a toasty house.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:52 AM   #29
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regular is just over $3 a gallon here, or roughly 80 cents a litre.

geez, loprraine, you're paying almost $4.13 a gallon!!! yikes!!!
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:54 AM   #30
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My husband just sold his semi-truck last week, just in time diesel has gone to $3.80 a gallon, soon to be $4 I'm sure. He was working 16 hour days to fill up the thing for $400 and bring home $150 for the day. He starts a new job this weekend, driving someone else's truck, leaving the worry of diesel behind, except to heat the house. I think we paid about 3.40/gal or something last month to fill that tank. I'm so glad winter is leaving. It's too expensive to be warm! We will be looking into a wood burner for next winter.
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