It’s been strenuous on us financially for going on multiple years.
And while that might not sound akin to a long time, it’s been that long since I obtained lunch out.
Prior to the pandemic, I’d slip out of the zone controlled heating plus A/C at work to visit 1 of the delicious food trucks that rotated in plus out near the office. There, I’d find some sort of yummy lunch plus then spend the rest of the afternoon nibbling on it back inside the commercial heating plus A/C of the office. The pandemic stopped because I was working inside the central air conditioner of my lake family room. And to keep my task, I took a stiff pay break of nearly 25 percent. This was supposed to be temporary however it lasted nearly 18 weeks before I got my full salary plus bonus structure back. Of course, our finances were finally again besieged by the rampant inflation that has gone wild since the curbing of the pandemic. It’s care about I can’t win plus it goes much further beyond not getting to eat out for lunch. Along with packing a lunch each afternoon, shopping with coupons, plus finding sales, I’m still carving stuff out of our household budget to rein in spending. I even sat back and considered canceling the heating plus A/C service plan. This heating plus A/C service plan provides heating service in the fall followed by an air conditioner tune up in the Springtime. But it’s more than that. If there is ever a breakdown, all I have to pay for are the parts. The heating plus A/C dealer picks up the service charge plus labor. Thankfully, I finally thought better of it plus left the heating plus A/C service plan alone.