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Day 37 - energy bill hikes as it gets colder !

Old 04-01-2022, 11:20 AM
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Day 37 - energy bill hikes as it gets colder !

Iíve been in a bad mood for days Ö. not helped by massive increase in energy bills here in the UK as well as water, council tax etc .. it will cost me £1000s more per year and I think I may have to cancel my summer holiday in Alaska which I was looking forward to.. And itís started snowing and will be below freezing tonight so the heating has to go on ! At least I can just about afford it but those on low incomes will be truly in a mess. It said on the news people were refusing potatoes and carrots from food banks as they couldnít afford the energy to boil them ! :-( I will refrain from comments about our #£*& Government. Anyway, this would have driven me to drink on a Friday night but instead it has driven me to dark chocolate !
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Old 04-01-2022, 11:32 AM
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Good on ya for going for the chocolate. No sense in spending money you don't have on alcohol; besides which, drinking won't lower the energy bills.
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Old 04-01-2022, 11:49 AM
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Dark chocolate can solve quite a few probllems. Ican, we are facing rising prices here in Canada, too, on a lot of things. I hope you can work out a way to go to Alaska.
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Old 04-01-2022, 12:09 PM
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I have often allowed external factors to affect my mood and justify drinking, something others here have pointed out to me.

Of course it doesn't help anybody or anything. I think dark chocolate is a far better solution. Or spicy Indian food.

Keep up the good work, Ican!
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I just cooked curry Ican. Not from scratch, but still good.

Harness the sun, I say. No bills for life! . ☀️

You are doing great Ican, and me, happy to report same.

I don't know if I'm 'letting go with love.' Trying to let go with grace.

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Afterthought: I've always wanted to go to Alaska, too.

Watched a documentary on the Antarctic yesterday. Brrrrrrr!
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:34 PM
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See if you can work out a budget or something so you can still go to Alaska. That's definitely a trip I want to take.
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:37 PM
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North to Alaska.
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Old 04-01-2022, 05:02 PM
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See it while you can.. it's warming up.. I have been several times and it is still amazing.

Curry sounds great, Steely..
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I could fish from hole made in the ice.

You could too, Ican. Forgot this is your thread.

What kind of fish live in Alaskan waters?
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Old 04-01-2022, 06:02 PM
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Yup our energy costs went up this past winter but you guys are getting hit hard by things going on east of you. Your gas prices were always higher and not they will get worse. Sucks for sure. Just keep doing what you're doing and don't waste money in alcohol.
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Old 04-01-2022, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Steely View Post
I could fish from hole made in the ice.

You could too, Ican. Forgot this is your thread.

What kind of fish live in Alaskan waters?
All kinds - Halibut, Cod, Trout, char.. but especially Salmon! Four different kinds, and I have seen them jumping in the Kenai river in June..
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Originally Posted by Steely View Post

What kind of fish live in Alaskan waters?
Salmon fishing is popular in Alaska.
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Old 04-03-2022, 02:51 PM
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All kinds - Halibut, Cod, Trout, char.. but especially Salmon! Four different kinds, and I have seen them jumping in the Kenai river in June..
I love Halibut and went Halibut fishing in Alaska a few years ago. Can't wait to go back.
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Alcohol is expensive! Good for you for avoiding it. Please stay safe and warm.
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