Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Chained to My House.....

You know things are pretty bad when you decide not to take a simple drive around town in order to conserve gas. We have 2 vehicles....a minivan and a mid-size car. The car is driven by Denver and only to work and back. The minivan is self explanatory and our main source of transportation. Denver has been driving the van to work the past few days however due to the fact that his car was out of gas and the van still had some in it. So, yesterday we went to the gas station and paid $3.99 for gas. Some may think that is a good deal by comparison. However, I felt like throwing up. We only put $45 in each vehicle.....$90 for gas! And it didnt even give us 3/4 of a tank! It is outrageous. Something has to be done. I dont consider myself a politically knowledgable person. I simply dont have time to sit and read about all of that. I make my decision (for voting) based on some knowledge but mostly a gut feeling (shudder...I know) but lately I have been trying to read up on things because I dont really have a good feeling about either candidate. I feel like all politicians are liars and crooks at some level so I just have a hard time looking at any of them objectively as people let alone as our future President. All I know is that the gas problem is out of control and as un-important a problem as it may seem to some, considering that there are men and women dying in the name of freedom right now, in my world it is the MAIN problem and one that is hurting worse every day. I feel like a prisoner in my own home...unable to go anywhere for fear of wasting gas. And they wonder why the economy sucks so bad and why people arent out shopping and spending money....they are saving that money to put in their cars! Ok, Im done. I know everyone feels the same way.....I miss the days when $12 filled up my car.

3 comments:

Tamra said...

I hear you! I paid $120 to fill my van last week! :-(

Chrissy said...

It is a sick day when we have to spend sooooo much for gas... We hate that we can't drive anymore for pleasure also!

Alisha said...

It definitely has made us think twice about trips and ways to conserve gas.