Sunday, February 26, 2012
I started to get sick on Wednesday, as Frank my son started to get over the previous weekend just b/4 Jeff's return. Frank and I are almost well but Jeff started getting sick by Friday, so he has not been well all weekend.
Jeff started to work on Frank's car and ordered him a new radiator for his car, which he installed. While he was doing this he notice that a part had fallen on the ground where my car was parked. At the moment my car is up on the racks in the driveway. Seems I had some problem with the axle or transmission. He would have worked on it all on my car this weekend if he had been well. Weather man is calling for rain tomorrow, so he will not be working on it until Tuesday.
I, of course had just filled up my car. I will have to use Franks car when I need to go bowling and that means I will have to put some gas into his car. He has a Cadillac which requires only top grade and gas prices have gone up close to .50 cents in the last two weeks. Last Sunday the 19th I got my car for 4.04 a gal and a couple of days later it was 4.12 gal at the same station. They are predicting prices to be over $5 by summer. This happens every year here in S.Ca. We all believe it is because the tourist season is starting and they tend to jack the price every year at this time. Jeff got gas the morning he left Tulare, in central CA and the prices were still under 3.75 gal last Sunday the 19th. No tourists there, only farmers who would get pissed off if the prices went ski high, like here.
So I hadn't gone to the market since the 16th and really needed to go yesterday. I think it is so funny when the person says you saved this amount of money $118.51. No, I still spent $230.66 cents but that was after coupons and sales. I just think if we didn't have coupons at all, prices could be lowered (maybe) and everyone could save. I spend more when my husband is home just because he has to have his pepsi which I did get on sale (3 for $9)12 pack cartons,then there is the CA redemption and tax on it so your really spending a few bucks more for soda. But I do OK with the couponing, no super star or extremism but OK.
Hope all my friends are doing great!