Originally Posted by Fishercakes
JennT: I completely understand where you are coming from. My hubby too is a self employed landscaper, backhoes, mowers, dump truck, bobcat, weedeaters, everything he has is a big, big, gas-guzler!!!
Hopefully, I will get more cake orders to pick up the slack.
I heard that the gas prices will go down after Labor day.
GUZZLE, GUZZLE!! That's all we hear around here! DH just recently bought a big diesel truck with 2 tanks...I haven't even asked what it takes to fill it up!! (I know it's not as much as unleaded gas, but jeez...2 tanks!!) lol I have an older Cadillac, my MIL's old car, it's a V8....GUZZLE, GUZZLE! Brand new ExMark mower, older Lesco mower, older Ferris mower, Honda push mower, about 4 weedeaters, 2 blowers, 4 edgers, 1 tractor....and we live in a rural area to boot. Town is only about 15 minutes away, kids school maybe 20 or so....but that's 2 round trips to town each day - morning & afternoon to drop off & pick up @ school. If I run out of an ingredient or something at home and I've already "been to town" I have to wait 'till the next day or pray my MIL (who lives one road over) has what I need.
We live on 6 acres, so.....I'm seriously considering getting a couple of dairy cows and some chickens (no kidding - we have 3 kids and want at least 1 more!! the amount of milk, eggs, butter & chicken we go through is unreal!!
lol )....at least then, I'd never run out of milk, butter & eggs & all I'd have to buy to make cakes would be my dry ingredients & flavorings & I could stock up on those at Sam's CLub or something....lol