This is getting seriously old, really fast

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by max13077, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    I was sitting in my classroom this morning looking at the news on the web before the kids came. A story that oil was going to be $150 a barrel or beyond was an afterthought. Here we are now that I look and the price is only 15 bucks or whatever away. I know I’ve cut back a lot. But I have room to. Single, no kids, I make a fairly decent wage, but what about people with kids, a big house to heat next winter, food prices? This keeps happening, and pretty soon people are going to be seriously screwed.
  2. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Fairfield, ME
    my single mom and I were "joking" the other day that we would have to start living like they "used" to - in a multi generational family house to afford to drive to work (let alone buy food).

  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    It's freakin ridiculous....I don't know how we're gonna make it on 2k a month with the cost of food and gas. It's killing us!!! Family of three....stay at home mom, and hubby's work is almost 30 miles away. Yeah right!!! People aren't gonna be able to survive....
  4. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    It's a scary time, that's for sure.
    My husband works in construction and we have never seen things so slow. I work for a non-profit mental health agency, and governmental cutbacks are squeezing us there as well. For some of my staff, a whole day's worth of their paycheck goes toward filling their gas tanks just so they can get to work. Terrible.
  5. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    I work 6 days a week. 2 days goes to pay for gas, 1 day for taxes. Work six days and get to keep 3 days worth of money lol.
  6. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    Quote:Trapper, I think that's what it's going to come down to. Unless you're super rich, you're going to have to put all your income into basic survival.

    It makes me wonder though, there are some majorly smart cookies that live in this great country of ours. This is just the type of thing to spur those creative juices in people. They always say necessity is the mother of invention. Can you imagine how the oil companies would whine and blat if somebody came up with an energy source completely independent of fossil fuels?
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2008
  7. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Dothan, AL
    Well as long as we are not allowed to drill where the oil is and can't build nuke power plants we are just going to see things get worse.
  8. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I was a single mom til my daughter was 10 and i remember how hard that was working 10 hrs a day to take care of us. My heart goes out to all the single parents. I know how hard it is regularly.......but to throw in this mess [​IMG] I dont know how i would have ever done it [​IMG]
  9. amystours

    amystours Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    Alexandria, Louisiana
    It's driving me insane, too, y'all. I'm thinking about it every day, how we're gonna make it...right when I think I MIGHT get a itsy bit ahead, something happens to throw me back down (my tickets!)...then again, that was 100% MY fault, too.

    Anyway, we all are just gonna have to cut whatever corners we can and try to make the best of it. There was an article in the paper yesterday about the inmate's crops being given to the needy and seniors instead of keeping the kitchen stocked in the prison. Is that an option for anyone? It's YOUR tax dollars growing those crops, maybe they offer their goods for cheap. Anyway, it's something I thought about checking on.

    I got something from my ex-wife-in-law (DH's ex-wife, lol) through email yesterday, and it had some amazing points. Let me post it, it might actually "help" alot of us here...

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