Friday, November 21, 2008

$1.85 - OMG!!

I had to run to the gas station tonight because I was down to my last can of Diet Coke. I really don't like to let it get down that low. What if there is an emergency and I run out before the last daycare child leaves?! So, naturally, within about 10 seconds after the last family was out the door, I told Tyler I had to run a quick errand.

I could hardly believe my eyes when I pulled in and saw that gas was only $1.85 per gallon! I've never been one to get overly excited over the price of gas, I mean, what can I do about it, I have to have it. But since there was another foster child with us when Baylee was born, we became a family of 8, and could no longer all fit in a minivan, so we had to trade it in for a Suburban. It got mighty painful during the last year when we had to fill that baby up!

Since I always use pay at the pump, and they sometimes will only authorize for up between $75 - $100, there were actually times when we were cut off before the tank was even full if we let it get too empty! So, tonight, when there was only a quarter of a tank of gas, I was very excited to be able to completely fill up that tank for only $40.00!

I must say, though, I still find it really hard to understand how a gallon of gas can range from almost $4 per gallon to less than $2 per gallon in just a couple of months! Something just doesn't right about that!!!

1 comment:

The Brown Gang said...

Isn't this exciting. I was on my way to work and saw it at a $1.69. But of course I had a full tank, so I am sure next time I need gas it will be 2.00 again!