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March 15th, 2007 at 12:43 pm

I guess since I put dh on preschool duty so I could work more, I haven't needed gas so much. I finally went today and about fainted - OMG. $3.05/gallon for unleaded. Last time I filled up I thought it was $2.60 or something Yikes!

What a shocker.

A little bummed because my friend invites me to this festival in the Bay Area every year and it is always a saturday during tax season - no way. But this year I think I can make it. However, I have second thoughs looking at the gas pump today. blech. If we could take the BART, all the better, but this is somewhere in the southwest side of the Bay where public transport is much more scarce and expensive. Bummer.

Well, we'll see... I might just have to work anyway. Kind of looking forward to freedom, freedom from work, soon enough, only to be holed up in home because gas is so pricey... Figures. Gas this price in March scares the heck out of me. What will summer bring? Around here public transportation is for the most part prhobitively expensive. But if it gets worse in the summer, I will certainly evaluate once again...

This also means our trip to So Cal will no doubt be in dh's little Escort again. Well, I won't knock it, nice to have a car that gets 40mpg. But it is kind of ridiculous to get the van for big trips, and be too cost averse to use it. Should have held out for a hybrid or something. I Feel like an idiot using it as a commuter car with these prices. Dh is adverse to me driving his car but I think he better get over it - fast! His adversity means every mile I drive costs twice as much and I am the one that drives every day to work. Grrr...

10 Responses to “Gas!!!!”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Yes, drive that more efficient car! Me? I'm reminding myself to walk more often. Fortunately I live where that makes sense. Healthy, too!

  2. Nic Says:

    As I was filling my tank this morning, the price changed from $2.28 p/gal. to $2.41 p/gal. I usually don't top it off...I did today since I got it at the lower price.
    Why such a large increase all at once? Anyone know?Frown

  3. fairy74 Says:

    Gas here is $3.25 as of yesterday, eeks!

  4. PRICEPLUS Says:

    2.79 here. I hate to think of what it will be next week!Frown

  5. AtomicMelanie Says:

    Thankful to be a telecommuter!

  6. living_in_oz Says:

    Note to self: Check gas prices!

    We have gasoline hauled to our home and put into our own personal gas tanks...I never think too much about how much it costs since it's a business expense and not "out of pocket". However, I still like to keep an eye on the current priceWink

  7. kimiko Says:

    No one seems to question why gas price increases like it did when crude oil is in the mid $50s. Last time we paid $3+ for gas, crude oil was in the mid $70.

  8. fairy74 Says:

    Good point kimiko, I am always suspicious about this. I always notice they can get gas prices down right before elections and then they soar during the summer when everyone is driving around the country, very fishy indeed!

  9. monkeymama Says:

    I just never pass a gas station. I Was thinking today because I took a different route and saw a few - ick. I usually only see gas prices when I go get gas. But yeah, I could keep up a little better - hehe.

  10. LuckyRobin Says:

    It's because of the refinery fire a few weeks ago, I think this time it was in California. Even though it didn't effect the supply chain for about two weeks, gas prices shot up right away anyway. They always do. They always come down way slower when things are working again than the supply indicates as well. Just another way to take advantage of the customer. And when I say take advantage, I actually mean screw over, but I'm too polite to say that. Wait, no I'm not.

    Anyone else ever notice that these refinery fires, explosions, spills, and accidents all seem to occur when prices have been semi-low for awhile? Never when they are already high. I don't think its my garden variety conspiracy theorist mind, either. It happens far too often.

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