Horrible, horrible sobriety
Fortunately, our grocery expenditures are far below budget so far, and we're well -stocked on most items. So we have room to make up the red ink. Specifically, we've decided not to spend any more money on anything except absolute necessities this month, and that includes the grocery budget. We'll eat what's in the pantry and the refrigerator, and that's that.
But here's the crisis: My wine purchases are included in the grocery budget, and I have exactly three and a half bottles of red and one of white to get me through the next two weeks. I usually drink half a bottle each evening. That puts me on short rations.
Oh the sacrifices we make for fiscal responsibility.