Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I bet by looking at the title you think I'm going to blog about the price of gas...well, let's see, I paid $4.07/gal today, and thought it was a good deal. This is a problem. But the real problem (aside from the well-known and well publicized gas issues) is groceries. I went to Fry's last night to do some grocery shopping and could not believe how much the prices had jumped in just one week! WTF? Things that were $1.99 last week are $2.79 this week! Even with coupons, I spent over $110, and when I opened my refrigerator today, I wondered what the hell I spent it on! This is a very sad state of affairs. Pretty soon, I'll be able to take the motorcycle on a grocery shopping expedition because I won't be able to afford anything more than what fits in the damned saddlebags! Argh! And, to top it all off, I received notice on Monday that my position is being eliminated and I have 30 days to find employment either within or out of the company. Isn't that sweet? I guess I should be happy that I got 30 days' notice, instead of my walking papers on-the-spot! :) I knew it was coming though. A few weeks ago, a large number of reports that I'm responsible for were discontinued. I knew that no good would become of it. Big D took a new job on Monday, after being unemployed for 6 months, but he took a paycut to get it. They also don't offer health insurance, so if my job goes, so goes our health insurance, too! So, for the past few days, I have been networking, networking, networking. My phone is burning up the minutes, but I think I have a few good leads. And I have more friends in the company than I realized. I've been getting phone calls all day today! Hopefully, I'll find something within my 30 days. And with any luck gas prices will go down, and with them, the prices of the damned groceries!