Monday, July 21, 2008
To market, to market, to buy me some eggs
April 26, 2008: A price check of five Milwaukee-area supermarkets last week turned up a range for a dozen eggs from $1.27 at Woodman's Market in Oak Creek to $1.78 at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Mukwonago.
July 21, 2008: Josie visit's a Pavilions grocery store, where she pays $5.99 for 18 eggs. 18 EGGS! WTH?
I am feeling it. It has become abundantly clear to me just how expensive it is to live in Southern California. Now I know the cost of food is rising all over the nation, but S. Cal is ridiculous. It almost makes me want to move to the sticks, raise my own chickens, and wash my own laundry. Almost.
As of late I have been shopping for a car, which was resolved this past weekend. Finally. And because we have been looking to buy a car, I've also had to research car insurance because the company I had in Milwaukee does not insure motorist in the state of California. Why you ask? Well, my lawyer FIL tells me it's because they don't want to find themselves in a bunch of law suits. Which makes perfect sense. So I go looking for insurance...and it sucks. The companies who do insure people in this great state, do so at such a cost that it almost makes me want to get in an accident just so that I can see my money going somewhere.
Case in point. We insured two cars in WI, insured two people, and paid roughly $100/month. In CA, we are insuring one car, two people, and are paying $115/month. Feeling it.
So, this leads me to contemplate, ad nauseum, the reasons for moving back to CA. Eric likes to stir the pot by talking all about how comfortable we could be living back in our house on MacArthur, how great the schools are, what great neighbors we had, etc, etc... it doesn't help. But truthfully, could I really see myself living in WI the rest of my life? No. Chicago, maybe. Minneapolis, maybe. Utah, uh no. East coast, no (sorry Em). Is there any place else? Would Eric ever consider any place else, doubt it.
Fortunately, Eric is in an industry that has staying power. Unfortunately, it's an industry where you are required to stay, put that is. I (we) have to decide quick if California is the place for our family, and if so, I guess I will just have take a lesson from the MASTER HERSELF.
Posted by josieposie at 7:55 PM