Gas and diesel prices just jumped 50 cents today. I noticed a couple of huge pickups with the fuel sucking engines at the grocery store and wondered what level of anxiety they must be experiencing. I recently upgraded to a fuel efficient chevy duramax 3.0 and if I go 50 mph it will get over 30 mpg. Fewer trips and driving slow will be a necessity soon. Also the food has gone up 10 to 20%. I have relatives who have no interest in helping grow a large garden, I'm doing it anyway with some help from my brother in law.