Saturday, April 19, 2008
JUST A SHORT RANT ala Susie Q
I just need to take a minute and get this off my chest. I know the price of gas has been on everyone's mind as the costs just escalate. Here is my story. I know that gas here in Massachusetts is below the national average; I don't know why that is and I don't really care. Basically I am pretty frugal and I try not to drive just for the sake of driving, I plan my errands etc. ( Yeah, I know I was in the car a lot in LA and maybe that was selfish or maybe it was a well deserved and much enjoyed vacation, thank you Chic Hollywood Starlet. ) Back to my story...when I left here on April 9th, exactly 10 days ago, gas had been fluctuating between $3.09 and 3.11, but the morning I left it was 3.11. When I came back in the 15th it was 3.24. That seemed like a pretty big hike in 6 days. Thursday it was 3.29, Friday it was 3.34 and today it is 3.40. That is almost a 10% increase in ten days or 1% a day. What is going on and when will it stop??? I try to do my best to God and my country, to help other people at all times and to obey the Girl Scout laws ...does anyone remember this but me with my bizarre memory??, but it is getting ridiculous and I have to go by the gas station each time I go anywhere, so burying my head in the sand is not an option. Okay, enough said and my chest is feeling so much better. And oh yeah, I know a lot of you are paying a whole lot more and I truly do feel for you too :)
Maybe I will continue my California trip tomorrow because I worked outside all day and I am really tired tonight. It was a beautiful day and the yard is looking better, not good, but better.