The kids came up on Saturday, so I popped into town to TSC to get some bags of salt for the water softener. We like to get the 40kg bags, but cannot carry them down the basement. So having the kids come up is a bonus.
I got six bags and it came to well over $70. TSC is the cheapest place around to buy it, and I commented on how the price had risen. The manager told me that we can expect a larger price increase on the salt, as back in August a tornado hit both salt plants in Goderich. She didn't say there would be a shortage of salt, just an increase in price. I am hoping we have enough salt now to last us until next February, then I'll have to make sure I invite the kids up so they'll move it down the basement.
Do you know of anything that has decreased in price? As everything seems to be increasing in price.
Summer is over around here. It was a nippy 2 oC when I got up on Saturday morning. I did manage to warm up a bit by the afternoon and I did manage to get all my laundry dried on the line. We haven't got our heating on yet, but did put dh's blanket on his side of the bed on Friday when I changed the bed. I saw and smelled smelled smoke coming out of chimney's, so people are starting their fires. Ours is laid ready to go, but so far we have held off from lighting it
Last year we didn't have the fire on until October 14th, as per this post and we didn't turn the heating on until October 21st, as per this post. My goal this year is to keep the heating off until the beginning of October, and not have the fire on until around the same time.
Have you turned your heating on yet, or have had your first fire in your fireplace yet?