We’re suddenly rich!!

Our friendly mailman has brought us each letters bringing good news and comfort hysterical laughter.
Hubby and I have had a pay rise! I cannot contain my excitement and working on ways to spend or save this new wealth.
Hubby has had an increase in his mobility allowance, you know THE ONE THE GOVERNMENT CUT BY £2000 A YEAR of 40p a week. FORTY PENCE! WOW!
My works pension knocks spots off that though as I’m getting an extra £3 a month.
This is actually a generous increase of 1% so you can imagine how little my pension actually is and why we are considered, as per the Government’s own website, to be in severe poverty.

Now what are we going to treat ourselves to with this wondrous extra £4.60 a month?

Well, it won’t cover our council tax increase as that has gone up by £7 a month.

It will just cover an increase in our gas and electricity if I have to put our budget up by £4 a month as we went on a new tariff  last September even if it is fixed. We are turning the heating off during the day as it’s been so mild which is saving us up to 10 Kwh a week.

I can afford the extra £2 on that tray of four pork medallion chops (if I could get them in the first place)

It won’t buy a 2.7kg  bag of food for Maggie which has gone back up to £6.50, but it will cover the extra pound we will have to find.
Seems pet food is now in short supply by the way.

It won’t buy a nine pack of Andrex non-puppy toilet rolls (our preferred choice and only luxury) but it will buy 2 packs of 4 if they’re available and on special offer at £2 a pack.

It will buy a few more packets of rice or pasta, again if available, and a couple of cheap (30p each) bars of chocolate to fight depression. I might even get Hubby an Easter Egg, although he can’t eat chocolate now anyway. All the more for me.

It will cover one week’s membership for SW should I get out of target (I get a discount because I’m old).

Our largest supermarket have just announced they have pulled 8000 products from their range and increased the prices of 600 items ‘to prevent stock piling’  (link)

OK then. Our £4.60 a month isn’t going to do squat so we will revert to our usual plan, and that is to buy less or go without AS WILL HUNDREDS OF OTHERS WHO CANNOT AFFORD THE NEW PRICES EVEN IF STOCKS WERE AVAILABLE.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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30 Responses to We’re suddenly rich!!

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Prevent stock piling my ass (pardon my language.) why don’t they impose limits on how many of each item you can buy? Making money off a tragedy sounds more like it. It’s happening here too. You wouldn’t believe how the price of certain items have been jacked up — like 3 and 4 times and even more the usual price. There have been stories in the media of people — not companies, just private individuals — buying skids and skids and skids of essential things — and then selling them on Amazon for HIGE amounts of money. Bottom feeders, all of them!

  2. Truly strange times. Jacking up prices to prevent hoarding is weird. Why not just enforce limits at the old price? Something smells funny to me.

  3. Whilst not quite the same my dividend from my shares last month was 55p which I thought was not so much a dividend but more of an insult!

  4. The benevolence of our overlords is underwhelming. Highly underwhelming. Over here I got $1.35 extra a month, but an increase in insurance premiums and the cost of my necessary meds (insulin and anti-anxiety meds). Yeah. And T-dump spends possibly $10,000 (minimum) a day on having his meals tasted for him (well I don’t really know that, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he did). $1.35 is below his imagination level. And yet you and I and the hundreds of thousands like us survive. Maybe it’s making us stronger?

  5. Wow. Wtf. That store is awful

  6. lampley826 says:

    They putting limits on everything

  7. lampley826 says:

    We suppose have $2000 from government due this virus to stimulate economy and help pay bills. Democrats want to put a wrench in everything, they were doing fine till pelosi came back on her vacation. She wants them start over again, I when sh come for election they find someone. Never count your blessing till it is in your hand.

    • We never have, especially as I got caught out BIG TIME with my state pension which I should have had at 60 and had planned accordingly. I now have to wait until I’m 66. We are now waiting for the government to extend that even further because of the current pandemic as they are throwing money into everything which will have to be replenished somehow.

  8. lampley826 says:

    We were going put the money back, but today Tom truck needs a repair on the air conditioning ☹️

    • Needs must and there is always something. With u last month it was a huge vet bill.

      • lampley826 says:

        Well we had vet Bill last month, Abbie has insurance

      • We don’t as when we made a claim some years ago, Maggie’s insurance more than doubled. Saying that though, she’s been a healthy dog until these past few years, but I had money in the kitty for any bills anyway. It’s taken a massive hit recently, but I’d managed to replace most of it until this all happened..

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