Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thursday and House Cleaning Again

It's time to clean house again today. Bob may be over in a little while to have a biscuit and coffee with me on the patio. He did yesterday morning. At that time I will let Missy out for awhile. She has been begging to go out ever since I got up. I have stripped my bed and washed my new sheets today. They are in the dryer now. I will put them back on my bed when they are dry.

After Bob leaves, I will clean the bathroom and kitchen floors and run the vacuum. Then I will dust. I only dust once every two weeks. With electric heat and cooling, there isn't much dust.

I bought the newlyweds a small gift day before yesterday at a gift shop in Independence. Yesterday I wrapped it and mailed it off. That small gift cost me $8.90 to mail. The post office has just about priced themselves out of the market. I could have ordered that from Amazon and had it shipped directly to them cheaper.

More later....

I got the house cleaned and vacuumed..... all but the dusting. I'll have to do that in the morning. It's time to start lunch.

I had another surprise when I went to refill my Levothyroxin for my thyroid deficiency. It had gone up another $2.00 since I last refilled it three months ago. It had started out on the $4.00 list but has been removed from that list for over a year. It now costs $46.11 for a three month's supply.  Even more surprising was the cost of Missy's flea medicine. It had been $70. when I last bought it and I thought that was terrible. I refilled it today at the vet's office and it was $89.80. and that's for a six month's supply.  It's not the Medicine Shoppe or Dr. Barta, it's the pharmaceutical companies. They prefer to produce new cancer drugs and drugs for men who can no longer perform without them, and that bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars...perhaps even millions....  in profits for them.  They don't make much developing Synthroid or even the generic. So they continue to jack up the prices on these meds.  They are criminal!

I have said it many times before ...but Capitalism is greed driven.


Sister--Three said...

I crocheted my great nephew a baby afghan. I went to hobby lobby for the yarn using the 40 per cent off coupon. The blanket did not cost a lot and was so pretty. It cost 16.00 dollars to mail it a 100 miles. So much for saving money.

Margie's Musings said...

Yes, the US Post office has priced themselves right out of the market. It's a shame. Back in the 1970s, a friend of mine was postmaster at Caney, Kansas. He earned (?) $100,000 a year and that was in the 1970s.