I know, they say you should never do it....but I am!
I can honestly say the only saving grace Florida has are it's people. I am thankful every day that the people I have met have been absolutely incredible.
A gallon of milk costs more than a gallon of gas. I think the lowest I've seen milk here is $3.29 and it's usually closer to $3.79. I think I need to buy a cow!
Then the trash company who charge an arm and leg doesn't pick up anything that's not in the trash can...unless you call for a bulk pick up. But if you have moving boxes stuffed with packing paper and other miscellaneous debris...you have to empty them into said trash can (leaving no room for actual trash) and then break down the boxes for them to be picked up. SERIOUSLY?! If it fit in my trash can, I wouldn't be calling for a bulk pick up. Then the topper...trash day is on Tuesday and I always think it's Monday. So I set my trash on the curb Sunday night...I go to bring it back today (it was a lazy day yesterday and I didn't even go check the mail) and it's full. REALLY?! You pick up all the trash in the neighborhood except mine?! WTH?!
I also just got my first full month's electric bill. I use the Energy Select program and keep the house between 75 and 78 degrees. I do all my laundry early in the morning or late at night. I run the pool pump during the medium price range because apparently it should be ran from when the sun up to sun down. I run ceiling fans to reduce the cooling costs and use as much natural sunlight to brighten the house as possible. Yet my the bill was over $250!!! The kicker is their fuel charge was more than what I was billed for use of electricity. Never in my life have I ever had an electric bill that high...not even if you combined our electric bill with our gas bill!
Umm...so yeah...if y'all could keep the get a job vibes coming my way....I'd totally appreciate it! Hubster's pay alone can't support the cost of living down here. I'm also running out of places to apply to...there's not even any nursing home ads up right now and you can almost always count on a job there in nursing. :-/