I drove home from work in the rain. It had been raining on and off for most of the day and some of the downpours were impressive! This is our little taste of Gustav...what's left of him.
Rumors were flying around at work that gas was going up 30 cents and we all were chomping at the bit for 5 o'clock to get here so we could fill up. I pulled in the gas station and filled up my tank, which was about a quarter full. The gas was $3.89 a gallon and it took nearly $49. to fill my tank. It had gone up slightly from that morning but not any thirty cents. I was beginning to think that maybe it was just a rumor and nothing more.
After I'd been home for about 2 hours my daughter called and said she'd gotten a call from her cousin in Arkansas. She said that gasoline there had been raised to $5.25 a gallon. I am in shock.
This can't continue. People will not be able to afford to drive to work. Someone said it was due to the hurricane. I guess Texas prices are even worse. I have never seen things this bad. And to think that I actually remember the summer I was 17, we had a "gas war" and it was selling for 10.9 cents a gallon at one station. The next lowest price was 11.9 cents a gallon. Boy oh boy, does that ever make me feel old! Back then a dollar's worth just about filled your tank....AND, they put it in for you, not to mention checking the oil and washing the windshield. Yep, those were the days.
BTW, if you want to try out the new "followers" link from Blogger, click on "Followers" in my side bar and it will add your picture and a link to your blog. I found out about this from Bear.....so far my only follower....and haven't really experimented with it much.