posted on May, 23 2008 @ 09:30 PM
Regular unleaded today was $4.15 a gallon, and that's at the station where it's been the cheapest in the area the past few weeks. (North Bay area,
Last week when I filled up, it was $3.85.
My car ('66 Ford Fairlane) has been sidelined for a while with maintenance issues, so I've been driving my moms Honda in the mean time. I really
miss driving my own car and really want to get it on the road again, but with the way gas prices have been going, I can't find the money to do it.
Also, the cost of Diesel is nothing more than pure sickening right now. I'm not sure exactly how much it is at the moment, (I only use it at work,
so I don't pay for that, but I know it's more than premium unleaded right now.) I have no idea how the independant truckers out there can keep
themselves in business with that kind of rising cost of operation. They really are what keeps things moving. (Literally!)
That's a life I would love to have for myself. Buy myself a truck, and get out there and see the country. I'm a single, able bodied person with
the desire to do it, but with the type of environment that's out there right now, there's not a snowball's chance in hell of that happening.
I guess the american dream has changed from becoming whatever you want to be, to whatever pays enough to keep living.