I’m really not sure of the EXACT reasons why gas has gone up so much lately, other then something is going down…AGAIN…in the Middle East, but it’s getting way out of control. (I tend to not follow the news so much – it pains me to see all the bad shit all the time)
My commute on days that I have to take Dominic to school is 50 miles one way. I chose to live where I do knowing that I would have a long commute, but since moving out to Gilbert, gas prices have gone up $0.50+ per gallon – it’s been about 6 weeks. When I was in high school (1997), it was $0.85/gal, and by 2006 it was up to $4.15/gal for a little while…WTF?
I’ve thought of trading in the Tacoma for a Jetta TDI or something that gets better gas mileage, but that would be pretty reactionary of me, and put me in the same position I dug myself out of years ago (with buying new car after new car). The Tacoma is nearly paid off, and I’m getting about 22mpg with it right now, so it’s not that bad for what it is, it’s just the $55 fill ups every 3 days that are pissing me off.
Can someone please just go drop some bombs or something to straighten this shit out in the Middle East. I mean – why are we so heavily reliant on their oil anyway – don’t we have some reserves we can start drilling in to? (cue the greenpeace freaks!)
I feel better now. Carry on.