Today was a busy day. My groceries were delivered this afternoon. Part of the order was frozen vegetables. Carrots and corn are in the dehydrators. Tomorrow green beans and mixed vegetables will follow. After that there are 10 lbs. of onions to dry.
9 lbs. of chicken breast are thawing to be canned tomorrow. 9 lbs. of hamburger will follow.
I was able to get 2 cases of pint jars this time. A year ago the jars would have cost me under $10 per case. Today I paid $18 per case.
A year ago my entire order would have been under $150. My bill today was $352.
Looks like I am going to have to cut back on my food orders if I want to pay my rent.
And that is precisely what those in DC - the ones who don't give a rodent's behind about the people who put them there and who pay their salaries - want.
Well, guess what. I will not slow down. I will not give in or give up. I will find ways to keep preparing anyway. We didn't get to be this old by being stupid.
Brandon and Company - stick that in your pipe and smoke it.