I just don't know if it is ever going to get better. I was reading the local paper yesterday and there was a piece on Duke energy raising our rates by 17 percent! Our pay has been cut in half this year and everything just keeps going up. I just don't know what we are going to do. We have pretty much cut our spending down to the bones. I have been using coupons and cooking from scratch, we have given up Directv, cut any and pretty much all extra spending, I started using the local free clinic instead of going to my regular doctor, etc. I am a christian and know that the Lord will take care of our needs but it still is so hard to not worry. Anyway, I just needed to get this off my chest.