Hidden Valley Waterfall

Hidden Valley Waterfall

Monday, August 15, 2011

I miss Walmart

After a week of needing items, cleaning supplies, etc., I realize just how much I miss Walmart. Yes, I said it. Some things in Kazakhstan are just TOO expensive and I refuse to give in. Therefore, I have to work around it. For example, a can opener is about $30!!! Yes, you read that right. I mean, for $1 at the Dollar Tree and the $6 to ship, it's still better to get it in the states. I have to be careful not to buy anything at the store that doesn't have a pull-tap top, and I rely on the small store bags from my daily trip to the grocery store as trash bags. Foil is another expensive item. Oh, and the craziest? Hangers! Yep, if I want to hang my clothes in my beautiful armoire, I have to pay nearly $9 for only 10 hangers - the plastic kind!!! I am definitely struggling with the quick trip to Walmart that would fix everything. Thank goodness beer is cheap. It makes up for some of the headache. (lol)

1 comment:

  1. Guess everytime someone comes to visit, you'll need to give them a list of things to bring! Back in the day, my sister used to bring Levi's jeans to Russia- on the black market she could buy anything with Levi's. She still uses cigarettes to barter in some third world nations (she doesn't smoke but gets freebies from her company- can you imagine?) Amazing how different things are! (BTW this is Heather)