It has been a LONG week. Raul has been getting up and leaving the house by 3:30am and doesn't come home until 7:30-8pm making for some very long days for me. Then today when I talked to him he may have to work a few hours tomorrow morning as well. If anything, it means that there will be work for him. Job security. He said that he could work the crews seven days a week, all day long, and still be behind in the jobs. That means the economy is picking up. Houses are being re-vamped or being built from the ground up. Maybe a cost of living raise will come through for us soon. Would be nice since we took a pay cut two years ago and haven't had a raise since even with gas and food prices going up.
There are days that I wish I could find the secret to extreme coupons and go to the grocery store and spend $30 for $100 worth of actual food that we eat. I don't need a massive stockpile in my house, just enough to last a couple of months. You know a couple bottles of laundry detergent on hand, pasta, rice. The necessities. I don't need enough to supply my family for 40 years, but still, just being able to save $70 a week on groceries would be so awesome. Anyone know some local couponers that want to teach me the tricks to the HEB/Walmart coupon trade?