Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sticker shock

Just when I think the gas prices have been staying the same (for over 4 days), I need to fill up and the price has skyrocketed. It only used to take around $20 to fill up the tank in my Accord. Yesterday was a new high for me: $42.19! And...that was with my 10 cents off reward from Freddys. I HATE this gas crisis.

It has led to me severely cutting back on purchases. I can do without my Starbucks (in fact, I have done w/o it since December), I have cut back to shopping & purchasing things at Target - just because I wanted to browse the aisles & see what was new. I now only go to get things we desperately need. But...I can't do without some things that I see as necessities: hair cut & color. I have cut that back to every 12-16weeks or so, but I need and love the time I get with Miranda (the wonderful lady who cuts/colors my hair). I am doing my own pedicures now and it looks it. Boo hoo.

Omid has resorted to cutting Remy's nails himself (instead of paying the vet to do it). That is probably a good thing. Whenever Remy would go to the vet to get his pedicure, we could hear him crying/whining the entire 5 minutes. He lays patiently while Omid works on his toes, and I feed him treats (like a king getting fed grapes).

I don't see an end in sight to the high prices, so that looks like it will cut back on our summer camping as well. I don't want to spend a fortune on gas just to camp for a few days. I would rather put the small fortune towards our savings instead.


Anonymous said...

ha ha! I have not resorted to anything!

Laurel said...

I feel your pain! Bills, Bills, Bills, they are not my friend.