Vancouver SW Washingon Area
I'm new here. I actually live in Skamania county but I come in to the Vancouver area to shop. Sometimes I do go across the river to the Portland/Gresham area as well.
I work 35 hrs a week outside the home plus I have 8 children at home. So this means I normally can only get in to "town" once a week..usually on a Saturday afternoon.
I used to have a nice stockpile but with adding a sibling group of 4, the weather and some major illnesses, we have really brought it down to maybe two weeks in reserves. Living up the mountian, this makes me nervous!
I do buy the Sunday Columbian for the coupons, collect them at the store and pick them up anywhere I can find them. Anyone else have a good resource for coupons?
What are the best stores to shop at? The only ads I get are Safeway, Rosauers (hood river location), and Thriftway (White Salmon location). We used to get so many other stores, now nothing.
Also, I could use some gardening advice. This raining is killing me. I really need a very prolific garden this year! Last year was a bust, contributing to my low reserves.
I'd appreciate any tips or hints you could provide!