Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tightwad Tuesday.....

DH started carpooling to work today. I hope this works out for him. He is used to just getting in his car and going whenever he wants so, this may be a bit of an adjustment for him. Gas hit $3.75 here yesterday. I think that was what made him finally decide to do it.
This past weekend we stopped at 2 garden centers to look for flowers for the pots on my deck. The first place had no geraniums at all. The 2nd place had them but, they were $3.50 each!! 2 Years ago I paid 99 cents each and last year they were a little higher but still under $1.50 each. I refuse to pay $3.50 each! I will just keep looking!
DH grew almost all out garden plants from seed in our basement under grow lights. While at the garden center, we looked at the prices of tomato plants. Last year, they were $1.99 for a 6 pack. This year, they are $1.99 for a 3 pack! 100% price increase! We have some for sale, at the end of our driveway, for much less than that!
The kids and I woke up with a cold today. We all had one of these... First Aid Refill - Cold-Eze Cherry Flavor Lozenges plus the kids had one of these.... One-A-Day Kids Scooby-Doo! Complete Multivitamin/Multimineral Chewable Tablets, 50-Count Bottles (Pack of 3) along with some OJ. We are trying to "nip it in the bud"! DS can not take over the counter cold medicine so we have learned a few things that work for us.

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Sonia said...

Good for him, my husband will not ride with anyone, plus he works nights by himself.

Beth said...

geraniums root very nice from cuttings. If you know someone with geraniums, just ask for a few pieces and stick them in dirt. Of course it will take a few weeks, but once established, they will look fine.

Anonymous said...

I think the price increases for plants and vegetables are ridiculous. I think the market knows that more people are wanting to plant vegetables to help with food costs. It's a conspiracy, I'm tellin' ya! LOL

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