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How is the high price of gas affecting you?

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Ron Atchison
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Post by Ron Atchison » June 9, 2008, 1:29 pm

How is the high price of gas affecting you?

Here in California, it's getting close to $5.00 a gallon. What's the price where you are and how is it affecting your life?
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Post by Mammy » June 10, 2008, 1:12 am

$5 :? :? :? !!!

yesterday in Galway diesel was $9.78 a gallon :( :( :( :(

It really, really hurts effects the price of everything else.

As the song says 'money's too tight to mention'!!

But hey, everybody's healthy and reasonably happy and it will all turn around again in time. All part of the ups and downs of the path of life! :) :) :)

Mammy x x

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Post by tsbrownstone » June 10, 2008, 5:00 am

northwest indiana is at $4.08 (on a good day ... like today)

and i live a mile from the BP refinery!
ya think it'd be cheaper since they don't need to deliver it that far. ???

but i still need to make my 86 mile (round trip) commute
to work (because that is how my bills get paid)

so, i don't travel much on the weekends in order to compensate.
good thing the community i live in has everything within
walking (or cycling, or in-line skating ...) distance
awake each morning surprised that your lease on life hasn't expired

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Post by LadySolaris » June 10, 2008, 11:50 am

It is a good way to discover that we actually have public transportation. Our gas hit $3.99 today, so we are below the national average - for how long, no telling. Discovered that with $30/month the bus/train takes you to work and back, adding perhaps 10 minutes to the regular commute by car (and far less stress than rush hour). Certainly worth it. Car is vacationing in the garage except for grocery runs.

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Post by GypsyButterfly » September 10, 2016, 7:19 pm

The prices here aren't as bad as they were eight years ago. I work from home, so, my husband & I just go out twice a week. Shopping/errands one day & exploring on another day. I also go out one day to volunteer at our local shelter. We usually stay in town. There's 16, 000 people here, so, we don't put too many miles on the car. We usually just gas it up once a month.
Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans--John Lennon

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