Well, Inflation has shown up in SE Michigan with a vengeance : In the past month gas has gone up .25 cents a gallon to 4.25 Milk has gone from 1.99 to being on sale at 2.49 (2.99 w/o loyalty card). Bacon for the cheapest store brand from 3.99 per pound to 3.99 per 12oz (cut package size by 25% and 4.29 w/o card). Bread store brand from 2.49 to 3.19. Cheese 1# store brand, 2.49 to being on sale for 4.29 OMG. Canned veg/soups have gone up about a dime to maybe a quarter each. Frozen Pizza and frozen veg up about .25 cents. So, when the FED ( ) says Core inflation is at an acceptable level just remember they exclude food and energy. Looks like my SS paycheck holiday is being eaten up by increases in the Non Core Inflation Items. Thank goodness the garden has doubled in size from last year and the piggies 'PorkChop' & 'Applesauce' are being picked up today. (was going to name them H1 and N1 but i was over ridden by the family vote) Happy 2011 can't wait until 2012!