what are you doing differently now that things are getting bad?

@savypat (20245)
United States
October 11, 2008 4:52pm CST
I just wondered how you and your family are getting along, with unemployment, foreclosed housing and money lost? So far we are OK but at least we can raise most of our own food if necessary.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
12 Oct 08
Things are o.k. here but I know it's going to get tough soon. I wish we could produce our own food here. With money getting tight it's why I'm always trying to find a way to make some money from the internet.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
13 Oct 08
Do you have room for a few pots of Vegies in the house or on the patio. Even Lettuse which is so easy to grow will save you at the store. It's about 3.50 per bag where we are. Thanks for your response
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I think everyone is feeling the pinch right now. As well as you, we too raise our own garden and can food for the winter. Usually it is just a hobby that we enjoy doing but we stepped it up a little more this year. Planted a little more, canned a lot more LOL. We are ok right now but common sense tells us to conserve. We have cut back using electric, combine trips as much as we can and cut all the corners that we can. It will make you more conscience of what you are doing that is for sure! Have a great day!
@savypat (20245)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I think those of us who have seen this type of thing before have a better idea what can happen. I hope it's just a passing thing, but i don't see how it can be. So many homeless and without jobs. It's going to take a long time to fix that. We all have to work together to hellp as much as possible.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Thank you for asking Pat! I've been laid off, contracts are slow for hubby and we are constantly looking for work. The housing inventory has been reduced to about 9 months of inventory, and that is really good news! We'll probably suffer for a while and then, as in the past, slowly gain contracts and have to rebuild yet another time. It seems to be about every seven or eight years and here we go again. I just keep asking God for jobs and doing what I can.
@ellie333 (21018)
11 Oct 08
Hi Savypat, To be quite homest it hasn't affected me and mine so far. I am always careful with money anyway and tend to buy cheaper cuts of meats and cook for longer and will put a jumper on ratehr than the heating. I actually handed my notice in last week which to some may have seemed crazy but my work hours were no longer viable with my young son now at school but I work within the armed services so pretty secure and they manage to transfer my hours to school time only which is fantastic. I barter a lot of the time too. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I think that's great that you can raise your own food. We're not cutting back too much yet, but we are going to have to do a little less shopping and less spending on the extravagant things. My mom has to be more realistic because she likes to spend money on useless things.