13-08-2019 08:19 PM
It is so hard for people who don't get a pension or health care card @Adge and if meds aren't on the PBS, most of us wouldn't be able to buy them, I know of some people from a group I did they just didn't have the money for their medications and always end up in hospital, my meds would be more than $400 a month if I had to pay full price, I couldn't afford them.
I'm not sure but I was told you could actually go through afterpay or zippay as they have chemists on their sights where they would pay for your meds and then you can just pay it back and they don't charge interest, it's kind off like a laybys system except you don't have to wait, maybe that may help if it's correct.
I have noticed food costs a lot more now and when your on a budget it's so hard now I can only buy about half of what I used to.
13-08-2019 10:03 PM
We also get a concession for our meds
Would find it most difficult if we were not and I would most likely do without mine. Most grateful for that provision so we don't have to make those decisions.
13-08-2019 10:56 PM
Hmmm.... I check in regularly all day, almost no nnotifications.... the moment I stop checking everyone comes online!
Younger Daugther and I had a late dinner tonight, because I was nearly up to a good finishing point with the "toss or keep" sort out and really wanted to get there. She's got a student free day tomorrow, so no biggie. Tuna mornay. Was yum. @Determined, am planning on Chicken Curry tomorrow night, all being well.
Our grocery bills have stayed reasonabky controlled, but I'm a bit of a bargain shopper queen. If you go through our pantry and freezer, you'll see a disproportionately larege number of "reduced for quick sale" stickers. And I add lots of vegs to everything too, either supermarket bargains or home grown. Would love to get back to doing regualr baking again. Packet bikkies and cakes are a lot more expensive than DIY, and often the homemade ones are nicer. But I haven't worked out how to make my favourite Ginger Creams yet, so they're a special treat purchase from time to time.
13-08-2019 11:52 PM
@Smc those cookies look yummy and they would certainly go well with a nice hot chocolate.
14-08-2019 09:43 AM
Hi @Faith-and-Hope... saw you there.
Cuppa time? Found a nice place to have one.
14-08-2019 01:07 PM
car getting serviced today
no work today
cleaned mum`s house
blood test done
now don`t want to do anything
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