Thursday, May 1, 2008

Oh and...

It cost me $73 to fill up my tank today! I was spending close to $50 to fill up 3 weeks ago! That was the first time I had filled up in about 2 weeks. It's just been TOO PAINFUL to fill up so I've been getting like $20 at a time, which yes, I know, is all the same, I was a Math teacher! But somehow it makes me feel better to only spend $20 at a time than to spend $73 all at once! We won't be leaving the house this summer! And to add insult to injury, I heard tonight that we're about to have a rate increase on our water. Add to that the rising food and electricity costs. We're going to have to get second jobs just to survive!!! The forclosure rates in Central Florida are astronomical! Is it this bad everywhere or am I just in a hard hit recession area? It's really bad here. You know it's getting bad when the BBQ place lowers their All You Can Eat price from $9.99 down to $6.99! And I thought we had job security, you know, working at a church cause people will always need them some Jesus! But truthfully, when people can't afford to tithe, then what? Even the schools around here are having such bad budget cuts that TEACHERS are getting laid off. INSANITY! Oh, forget it. I'm going to drown my economical sorrows in a chocolate donut!

6 comments:

Karen said...

Yeah it's bad here too! I paid $52 to fill up my car, I normally only pay $31. Homes are selling here either. It's just tough for the everyone right now but it will get better! It HAS to get better right???

Katy said...

It is the same way here. A ton of foreclosures and gas is outrageous. I wish I could take the train to work, I would have to get up to early to ride the bus. But believe me we are considering it!

Mel :-) said...

Holy cr@p!!! $73!?!? That is insane! I have an Explorer too and it still costs me around $50 to fill up!!! :-o Crazy, crazy, crazy!!

Gotta GROW with it said...

Pass me one of those donuts! I never thought I'd be living in an age like my parents did where we worry about recession.

Stephanie said...

$73??? Could you feel me sucking in all the air from here to the Atlantic? I thought it was bad when it cost us $62 to fill up the van in Fort Worth. And just think, we are moving further away from everything...groceries, Wal-Mart, work, and church. Guess we need another deep freezer so we can buy for a month at a time. What ever happened to grocery shopping on-line?

The Wagner Family said...

(Got to your blog thru Kathryn.) Don't feel too bad. If the pump would let us fill up our Excursion, it would cost $140. It usually stops pumping at $75 or $100. It's a good thing I'm not on the go a lot. I told my husband the other day, it used to take $10 to max out my old Civic. If they could just make a limo-sized Civic that gets the same gas mileage, I'd be set. Have a good one.