Montana simply cannot have it both ways. Our housing issues are now at crisis level with soaring prices and next to no inventory. Have you known anyone who has tried to rent a trailer? It's next to impossible with very lengthy waiting lists.
"Back when gas was 30 cents a gallon, and love was just 60 cents away" - Tom T. Hall
I remember hearing my parents telling me what things cost or how little money they made when they were younger. It always annoyed me. And I guess there were some of the stories I didn't believe...
We're in trouble. This isn't a "shake your head" broken record thing anymore. Montana towns are in deep, serious, fast-moving financial transformation. I've sugar-coated my personal concerns about Bozeman's change up until now. I can't do that anymore.
I've sort of lost perspective of the cost of basic things in the last 18 months. Turns out, Bozeman has it's own brand of hefty inflation. Supply chain issues are VERY serious around here and those problems are hitting the restaurants big time.