I can't bear to tally what I spend on groceries each month, but I'd say we typically spend $60 per week (~$240 per month) to feed two. I don't eat or buy (for my boo) meat. I moved to Portland from Atlanta, and there was a great market in Atlanta where I could buy produce and dry goods at really great prices. I also big time miss Publix, the best grocery store ever (I haven't been to a Wegmans yet), and its BOGO deals. I have caught parts of Extreme Couponing at the gym and sometimes toy with trying to become a couponing whiz, but it seems like a lot of work and might not work with the type of stuff I tend to buy.
@Vixy Pleeeaaaasee write a post about life in your village. Sounds fascinating!!
It always seems like the Ones Who Recline are the tiniest people. I'm 5'9" and I never recline my seat--I believe it's rude to do so. Maybe they lack the understanding of how big an inconvenience it can be? Glad to see that others agree with me.
JOEY POTTER. Great photo choice.
Fascinating! Your blog is great, looking forward to following along with your adventures!
Congrats and have fun on the trip!
I am really bad about wearing my contacts for way too long, probably six to eight weeks. (Oops!) But I'm pretty good about only wearing them for 10-ish hours per day. Usually. I have very minimal vision benefits--$300 over two years, and I have to pay out-of-pocket, then get reimbursed. I should go for a vision exam soon, but it's my least favorite checkup so I always put it off.
I live in (and do not love) Portland, OR and there's been a lot of talk of the impending earthquake here, too. My boyfriend's plan is for us to hike east to the forest and live off the land (I really hope he's joking). My plan is to somehow (car? plane? haha yeah right) get back to the east coast and finally have made my departure from Portlandia. We have no emergency supplies, but it's something I think about.
Sounds like a scam, dude. I definitely wouldn't have given him anything, but I'm not surprised to hear you're a nicer/more generous/less skeptical person than I am.
I didn't do an estimate but I had a very light spending weekend because I was a hermit for most of the weekend. I spent $3.50 on soy creamer for iced coffee, and $6 for a beer and tip at a show. That's it. $9.50.