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Where's the Smelling Salts?

May 18th, 2022 at 07:16 pm

DH and I did the weekly grocery trip. It seemed like everything we bought today has gone up except eggs. Eggs were down a dime. Granted, I had to buy a couple of things I haven't had to purchase in awhile, but oh my goodness, the prices! And we only bought a small package of chicken, a small pork loin, and a package of turkey sausage patties as far as meat. This was going to two stores, Aldi being one of them. We spent over $150! It's been a long time since we've spent that all at once, and normally it was a stock up trip. This was not a stock up trip! I told DH he needs to start bringing smelling salts with me in case I faint at the checkout! 

Before we left, we checked the Dow and it was down over 400. When we checked after we returned home and cleaned up after lunch, it had dropped over 1000. It looks like another losing month for our investments. 

We were watching some of the news and a couple of the commentators were saying that with the rapid increase in prices on so many things, people are not buying. I believe it. I know with the increase in gas prices, we are rethinking some of our errands and such. Today we went to the post office, and two grocery stores in one trip, trying to bunch things together. And we're lucky. We can afford to this. I honestly don't know how people who are already struggling are going to weather this. 

4 Responses to “Where's the Smelling Salts?”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    That was me at the gas pump the other day, Rob. Whoa. And I'll bet the price of smelling salts has skyrocketed as well!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Gas went up .30 cents from Thursday to Monday. The cheap station is $4.69. All the others are over $5 now. I only shop sales now. I was fortunate enough to get chicken on sale for .99/lb a couple weeks ago and stocked up big time. I am just not buying pork much anymore. I'll have a hog in the freezer soon enough, and we still have a lot of beef to go through from our steer, but if I get a good sale on brisket or chuck roast I'll get those because we are out. All in all not spending too much other than on produce, but even that is ridiculously high. I will be so glad when the garden starts producing and I don't have to buy all of my produce. You might want to look into buying meat off the farm. A half a beef and a half a hog will last two of you a long time, if you have the freezer space, or canning space. Then you would only have to worry about chicken and possibly fish if you don't get priced out of the market. If you can break more ground for your garden, I would.

  3. Amber Says:

    Things have definitely gone up, it's crazy. Since coming back from my trip I've been walking every where, well as much as possible.
    Both Walmart and Publix are about .5 -1.25 miles away from me. Today I have to go to the bank and I will walk. It's great exercise plus I'm saving.

  4. Wink Says:

    I just got back from the grocery store so I could use up some of my club card points. The price of the gallon size iced tea I like is now up in price again from $2.69 to $2.99 in just 2 weeks. Just a month ago these were $2.50. This is really getting painful.

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