Well still making ends meet, but there are days that things happen and cause some interesting bumps in the road. Ended up giving up soda. And it looks like the hubby is almost there also. He drinks root bear and I can't stand it, so his bottle is safe from me. His last bottle lasted quite awhile, and now he is out, and if he don't complain, I won't buy any more of it. Been buying apple juice in a 64 ounce bottle for $ 1.09. I usually get like 3 of them at a time. Cider is real good but more pricey. Sometimes I make kool aide and that is okay. Other than that, I drink water and only 1 cup of coffee a day. I don't drink tea, or milk. I love orange juice but can't seem to justify the cost. We recently stocked up on turkey for the freezer. When the price hit 50 cents a pound, I bought Also ended up with a free one from a turkey giveaway event. The new SS increase did not help me. Because my health premium ate it up. So still getting the same amount for the net payment, this will be the 3rd year in a row.