Hello friends on The Grocery Cart Challenge! My name is Chris. I'm Gayle's guy. I'm a man who consumes no less than one sixth of her frugalities. You might say, "heck, that guy could eat more like half the household consumables." You may be right (especially when I claim marital rights to half the chocolate!). Yes, during the past almost fourteen years of marriage, Gayle and I have grown to enjoy our chocolate together. Chocolate chips, chocolate kisses, chocolate cake...oh' and speaking of chocolate cake...Gayle makes this dense stuff she calls 'depression cake' - don't know if she's mentioned it before - but the name just doesn't do it justice. It's one of my favorite foods on the planet. I really don't have a clue what goes into it...other than chocolate, or how she makes it (she usually giggles and says that it's really cheap). Anyway, I like it...a lot!
Now that we have established that I'm borderline chocoholic let's move on to more weightier matters. Not more important mind you, just heavier, dude. Yeah, I'm talkin' bout cash flow. What guy isn't concerned about money matters in the family? Let me brag on Gayle a bit (some might call it brown nosing since I'm a guest blogger. Let the chips fall where they may). She really does an excellent job running the house, keeping us fed, clothed, clean and all that domestic stuff within a very tight budget. I chuckle and shake my head when I see a five gallon bucket of Gayle-made laundry detergent or zip lock bags washed clean and hanging up to dry. I thought I was smart by picking up pennies on the ground, but she really attacks her domestic duties with a vengence. We're talking like Stallone as Rocky or Gibson in the Patriot! Yeah, I'm pretty proud of my gal. Not only is she gorgeous and funny she's a good wife too. It is impressive how she bargain shops and creates. Maybe someday her supervisor will wake up, smell the coffee and give her a raise!