Well, it’s the holidays and that means it’s time to travel. When you live 2000 miles away from everyone else in your family, guess what? You have to go to them as they all won’t be coming to you. And because I was planning on bringing my sick cat back east with me in the car, I never made train reservations – and I had to put the cat to sleep last week. Thus, I have no cat and no train ticket…so I will be driving anyway as the train tickets are absurdly expensive at the last minute. Hope it’s clear sailing and I don’t get stuck in a blizzard! On to the roundup…
That would certainly make shopping more fun! Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend – only a few more before 2010. Not sure how that happened, but it is what it is…
For heavy-duty cleaning jobs, a lot of people use wet/dry vacuum cleaners, models that can pick up liquids as well as solids. Liquid material would soak paper or cloth filters, so these cleaners need a different sort of collection system. But why use your vacuum just for liquid spills? Try these 6 alternative uses for wet-dry vacuums to get the most out of your unit.
Did you know there was such a thing as the Christmas Price Index, which figures out what it would cost to buy all the items in the “12 Days of Christmas” song? Me neither. Well, I just read that it only climbed 0.9% from last year because of the falling price of birds. Yes, you read that right – bird prices have dropped since last year. Buying all 12 items on the list would cost you $87,402.81. From CNN:
The index got the biggest boost from a surge in the price of gold, which is at a record high near $1,200. That sent the cost of five golden rings up 43% this year.
0:00 /3:44Toys R Us gets aggressive
Long time readers of My Two Dollars may remember that I asked this very question back in 2007 and got some great responses. At the time, I was spending about $460 a month on groceries for my wife and I, which some people thought was low and some thought was high. It’s amazing how different perspectives and different locales change the equation so much! Since I am single and have been living in a different place for a month, I tracked my grocery spending again – and thus wanted to share it with you guys and ask you for your figures as well. First, some of my info: