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Hammer
04-11-2011, 04:03 PM
up a dollar a gallon from this time last year. Is there any solution forth coming other than buying ric-shaws?

TranaGreg
04-11-2011, 04:38 PM
are you looking for answers from us foreigners? 'cause you know how that'll turn out ...

virgonomic
04-11-2011, 04:49 PM
up a dollar a gallon from this time last year. Is there any solution forth coming other than buying ric-shaws?

I filled up in Buffalo in Dec. 2008 for $1.89/gal. It was around $2.90 when I was down the east coast last summer. It's around $3.70 in Buffalo now...almost double. Insane!

In Ontario it jumped up about $0.10/L ($0.38/gal) last July when HST was added. It jumped up the same amount in the last few weeks.

Moonlight J
04-11-2011, 04:51 PM
Yay speculators!

onejayhawk
04-11-2011, 05:25 PM
Drill, Baby Drill.











Sorry. I couldnt resist.

J

chancellor
04-11-2011, 06:06 PM
up a dollar a gallon from this time last year. Is there any solution forth coming other than buying ric-shaws?

No. Short of greater economic disaster worldwide, thereby diminishing demand, the price of liquid fuels, at best will remain the same and most likely increase more in the short to medium term.

GwynnInTheHall
04-11-2011, 06:07 PM
No. Short of greater economic disaster worldwide, thereby diminishing demand, the price of liquid fuels, at best will remain the same and most likely increase more in the short to medium term.

You Suck



;)

chancellor
04-11-2011, 06:17 PM
You Suck

LOL...yeah, but at least on this one I blame the GOP almost as much as the Dems. :(

johnnya24
04-11-2011, 06:33 PM
1.39 a litre now in the UK

or

6 per gallon

or

$10 per gallon

cardboardbox
04-11-2011, 06:34 PM
Drill, Baby Drill.
but only in Brazil!

Gregg
04-11-2011, 06:54 PM
Paid over 4 bucks ($4.09) for the first time last week. Speculation is $5 in Illinois before summer.

What a great way to stimulate the economy. We will not be able to buy anything except food and gas.

Moonlight J
04-11-2011, 08:03 PM
Paid over 4 bucks ($4.09) for the first time last week. Speculation is $5 in Illinois before summer.

What a great way to stimulate the economy. We will not be able to buy anything except food and gas.

It's already hurting me going to Rays games. I have to go over on Sunday for a game and I really wanted to go on Thursday, but it costs me $35 in gas to make a trip now and it's not worth it.

Trader Mac
04-11-2011, 08:30 PM
This is one reason why I am glad I live in China and don't own a car.

virgonomic
04-11-2011, 08:30 PM
Paid over 4 bucks ($4.09) for the first time last week. Speculation is $5 in Illinois before summer.

What a great way to stimulate the economy. We will not be able to buy anything except food and gas.

Really? It's equivalent to $4.76/gal here and we don't blink. Then again, if you have been used to it being lower all along...

Gregg
04-11-2011, 08:32 PM
It's already hurting me going to Rays games. I have to go over on Sunday for a game and I really wanted to go on Thursday, but it costs me $35 in gas to make a trip now and it's not worth it.

One of my buddies has decided to bail on his vacation. They had planned to trailer their horses down to Missouri for a week of camping and riding. The gas was going to cost him an extra couple of hundred bucks so they are not going.

Gregg
04-11-2011, 08:37 PM
Really? It's equivalent to $4.76/gal here and we don't blink. Then again, if you have been used to it being lower all along...

Yep, if they can get it to $5 for the summer, we will think it is a good deal when we pay $4.50 in the fall. Woo hoo....

Fresno Bob
04-11-2011, 11:47 PM
I want +$1 a gallon more in taxes, .50 towards deficit reduction, .25 towards universal health care .25 towards alt-e research

chancellor
04-11-2011, 11:55 PM
I want +$1 a gallon more in taxes, .50 towards deficit reduction, .25 towards universal health care .25 towards alt-e research

Sure, whack the poor even more...did Oracle get bought out by the Koch brothers recently?

Judge Jude
04-12-2011, 12:06 AM
"Gas Prices are obscene - up a dollar a gallon from this time last year. Is there any solution forth coming other than buying rickshaws?"

I forget - have you moved to Jersey at least? That would help a lot - cheapest gas, plus they pump it for you for free, even if it's freezing/raining/too hot etc

Hammer
04-12-2011, 06:29 AM
"Gas Prices are obscene - up a dollar a gallon from this time last year. Is there any solution forth coming other than buying rickshaws?"

I forget - have you moved to Jersey at least? That would help a lot - cheapest gas, plus they pump it for you for free, even if it's freezing/raining/too hot etc



I am already in NJ and while its "just" 3.50 per , thats up from 2.60 this time last year

Moonlight J
04-12-2011, 09:28 AM
$3.73 this morning when I put gas in (did not fill up - going with the less weight theory)

http://66.70.86.64/ChartServer/ch.gaschart?Country=Canada&Crude=f&Period=72&Areas=USA%20Average,,&Unit=US%20$/G

senorsheep
04-12-2011, 12:01 PM
Who are "they"?

Bush, Cheney, and their Big Oil cronies?

GwynnInTheHall
04-12-2011, 03:29 PM
and we shell out billions in oil subsidies why?

PaleoMan
04-12-2011, 03:30 PM
and we shell out billions in oil subsidies why?

We hate the free market.

joncarlos
04-12-2011, 03:44 PM
$3.73 this morning when I put gas in (did not fill up - going with the less weight theory)


What's the "less weight theory" ? I haven't heard of that.

SeaDogStat
04-12-2011, 03:52 PM
What's the "less weight theory" ? I haven't heard of that.

That's where you buy gas instead of food, thereby eventually having less weight and the car can go farther on a gallon of gas ;)

Fresno Bob
04-12-2011, 04:05 PM
Sure, whack the poor even more...did Oracle get bought out by the Koch brothers recently?

would it be better if I went .25 each on the deficit, universal health care, alt-E research and public transit? Anything that gets us to use less gas is a positive thing.

PS: SF Bay Area has the highest gas prices in the nation....

http://www.baycitizen.org/transportation/story/bay-area-gas-prices-highest-nation/

chancellor
04-12-2011, 09:39 PM
would it be better if I went .25 each on the deficit, universal health care, alt-E research and public transit? Anything that gets us to use less gas is a positive thing.

No offense, FB, but I can't agree. I mean, rising gas prices are simply like taxing the poor. While I'm not as lefty as ElD, creating a system that punishes the poor - which increasing fuel prices do in so many ways - is a bad system.

chancellor
04-12-2011, 10:07 PM
Gas taxes are somewhat regressive - as they impact not only gasoline, but food costs as well - but what I'm getting at are fuel prices. Rising fuel prices hammer the poor much moreso than the middle class (much less the rich).

PaleoMan
04-12-2011, 11:46 PM
Gas taxes are somewhat regressive - as they impact not only gasoline, but food costs as well - but what I'm getting at are fuel prices. Rising fuel prices hammer the poor much moreso than the middle class (much less the rich).

So is raising the debt ceiling. It's regressive and punitive in nature. The hidden tax which ravages the prices of foods and services for the most vulnerable.

NakedRicci
04-13-2011, 10:08 AM
Topped $4 here in flyover country today. Not happy about having a 90mile daily commute to work :(

davidgrey
04-13-2011, 02:26 PM
Any excuse they can to raise the prices and they will. Then when they drop it back down but not quite to where it was before it all started and we will think the prices are a bargain. This really needs to get back under control or it could really hurt the economy even more.

Only a couple years ago it was less than $2 a gallon. When we had the huge increase to $4 a couple years ago, it seems that it went down to $2.50 or so and that was a bargain. It has climbed since and I would not be surprised when it goes back down if $3.00-$3.25 is the new bargain price.

Many things rely on the price of gas, so all sorts of stuff will go up in price. The poor are the ones that get hurt the most as they are often already living pay check to pay check and don't really have the play to absorb the extra money. I'm probably spending at least $50 a month more than last year at this time for the same amount of driving (And really just drive to work and to visit the family).

Our vacation to visit my sister-in-law in Minnesota is no longer a cheap vacation. We will probably be in for over $500 in gas alone. Since there is no hotel anywhere near them and they only have one extra bed, my brother-in-law is taking his truck and pulling his 5th wheel up, while my mother/father-in-law are driving their RV, so I bet they spend $1,000 in gas each. If we did not need to have our car up there to help transport everyone, I'd fly the family up.

Hammer
04-13-2011, 02:31 PM
heck my pizza lunch special went up a buck today.


WHEN WILL THE MADNESS STOP????!!!

bryanbutler
04-13-2011, 04:20 PM
a more interesting graph corrects for inflation:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-P6D7OPtvuiI/TZ4eMm4xdQI/AAAAAAAAA7w/JQs6mcgnoZ8/s1600/gasolineprice2.jpg

i blame bush :O

GwynnInTheHall
04-13-2011, 04:35 PM
a more interesting graph corrects for inflation:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-P6D7OPtvuiI/TZ4eMm4xdQI/AAAAAAAAA7w/JQs6mcgnoZ8/s1600/gasolineprice2.jpg

i blame bush :O

Where's the graph that correlates how hard we're getting ****ed with how much profit the oil companies are making?

Gregg
04-13-2011, 05:43 PM
Who are "they"?

You of all people know who "they" are.

bryanbutler
04-13-2011, 06:36 PM
LOL. Whitey? Christians? Pink Floyd? Republicans?


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Gregg
04-13-2011, 06:46 PM
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chancellor
04-13-2011, 11:08 PM
Where's the graph that correlates how hard we're getting ****ed with how much profit the oil companies are making?

Just follow Obama's advice and buy a new high mileage vehicle from GM.

GwynnInTheHall
04-13-2011, 11:26 PM
Just follow Obama's advice and buy a new high mileage vehicle from GM.

Obama should follow my advice and do what we elected him to do. End the dependency on Oil, Coal and other dirty energies. Cap speculators when this crap happens. Take the Oil subsidies and give them to the working class in energy tax breaks.

then I can drive whatever green car they build because it'll will be clean, efficient and pay me to drive it because I'm using clean energy.

PaleoMan
04-13-2011, 11:39 PM
Obama should follow my advice and do what we elected him to do. End the dependency on Oil, Coal and other dirty energies. Cap speculators when this crap happens. Take the Oil subsidies and give them to the working class in energy tax breaks.

then I can drive whatever green car they build because it'll will be clean, efficient and pay me to drive it because I'm using clean energy.

But then Goldman Sachs wouldn't be getting their bang for their bucks. You'd be surprised how much influence you can gain from close to a million dollars.

GwynnInTheHall
04-13-2011, 11:43 PM
But then Goldman Sachs wouldn't be getting their bang for their bucks. You'd be surprised how much influence you can gain from close to a million dollars.

I get ya, which is why I say to hell with the rich and corporations.

PaleoMan
04-13-2011, 11:53 PM
I get ya, which is why I say to hell with the rich and corporations.

Most of those corporate puppeteers are socialist types, which is highly ironic but very telling. Taking risks with the public's money, in order to maximize profit potential is ingenious.

hombre
04-14-2011, 02:41 PM
Where's the graph that correlates how hard we're getting ****ed with how much profit the oil companies are making?

It's interesting to me that when presented with a graph, showing how inflation-adjusted retail gas prices have consistently FALLEN for nearly 80+ yrs, your response is a one-liner decrying how much those evil oil companies are ****ing you.

The world's largest oil company (Exxon Mobil) had a 6.2% net profit margin in 2009. In 2010, it was 8.6%.

For comparison's sake- Apple's 2010 profit margin? 23.8%. And (perhaps) nearer and dearer to your heart... Qualcomm's 2010 profit margin- 35.0% Maybe if there was an Exxon Mobil stadium somewhere in San Diego you'd be less harsh?? :D

And I'll spare you and others the time- yes I understand the oil industry is different from the software industry, which is different from the chip industry- different capital requirements, different risk/reward levels, different business models. I understand all that. I'm not saying that Exxon making 6% per dollar is inherently right or wrong, any more than Qualcomm making 35% on your dollar is right/wrong. And vice versa.

My only point here is that I always find it ironic/amusing that millions of your ilk will scream at evil Exxon for making their 6 cents on your dollar- while Apple can take 4 times as much of your hard-earned dollar, and somehow they're the "good guys." Where's the outrage for "greedy, evil" Apple lol?

And if you're concerned about getting ****ed at the pump, why don't we look at the real reason.... Uncle Sam. Let's avoid a dissertation on upstream vs downstream profits of the oil industry, simplify things and say that if Exxon gets 6% of each $2 gal of gas in 2009, they made $0.12 a gallon. If they get 8% of the current $3.70/gal, they get $0.29. Here in CA, $0.65 a gallon goes to state/federal taxes. So in 2009, the government took 5 times more than "evil, greedy" Exxon per gallon- so I think we're in agreement that we're being ****ed and the pump, but I think we disagree on who is doing the brunt of the ****ing! :D

Hammer
04-14-2011, 02:45 PM
It's interesting to me that when presented with a graph, showing how inflation-adjusted retail gas prices have consistently FALLEN for nearly 80+ yrs, your response is a one-liner decrying how much those evil oil companies are ****ing you.

The world's largest oil company (Exxon Mobil) had a 6.2% net profit margin in 2009. In 2010, it was 8.6%.

For comparison's sake- Apple's 2010 profit margin? 23.8%. And (perhaps) nearer and dearer to your heart... Qualcomm's 2010 profit margin- 35.0% Maybe if there was an Exxon Mobil stadium somewhere in San Diego you'd be less harsh?? :D

And I'll spare you and others the time- yes I understand the oil industry is different from the software industry, which is different from the chip industry- different capital requirements, different risk/reward levels, different business models. I understand all that. I'm not saying that Exxon making 6% per dollar is inherently right or wrong, any more than Qualcomm making 35% on your dollar is right/wrong. And vice versa.

My only point here is that I always find it ironic/amusing that millions of your ilk will scream at evil Exxon for making their 6 cents on your dollar- while Apple can take 4 times as much of your hard-earned dollar, and somehow they're the "good guys." Where's the outrage for "greedy, evil" Apple lol?

And if you're concerned about getting ****ed at the pump, why don't we look at the real reason.... Uncle Sam. Let's avoid a dissertation on upstream vs downstream profits of the oil industry, simplify things and say that if Exxon gets 6% of each $2 gal of gas in 2009, they made $0.12 a gallon. If they get 8% of the current $3.70/gal, they get $0.29. Here in CA, $0.65 a gallon goes to state/federal taxes. So in 2009, the government took 5 times more than "evil, greedy" Exxon per gallon- so I think we're in agreement that we're being ****ed and the pump, but I think we disagree on who is doing the brunt of the ****ing! :D

This was a very good post.

GwynnInTheHall
04-14-2011, 06:26 PM
It's interesting to me that when presented with a graph, showing how inflation-adjusted retail gas prices have consistently FALLEN for nearly 80+ yrs, your response is a one-liner decrying how much those evil oil companies are ****ing you.

The world's largest oil company (Exxon Mobil) had a 6.2% net profit margin in 2009. In 2010, it was 8.6%.

For comparison's sake- Apple's 2010 profit margin? 23.8%. And (perhaps) nearer and dearer to your heart... Qualcomm's 2010 profit margin- 35.0% Maybe if there was an Exxon Mobil stadium somewhere in San Diego you'd be less harsh?? :D

And I'll spare you and others the time- yes I understand the oil industry is different from the software industry, which is different from the chip industry- different capital requirements, different risk/reward levels, different business models. I understand all that. I'm not saying that Exxon making 6% per dollar is inherently right or wrong, any more than Qualcomm making 35% on your dollar is right/wrong. And vice versa.

My only point here is that I always find it ironic/amusing that millions of your ilk will scream at evil Exxon for making their 6 cents on your dollar- while Apple can take 4 times as much of your hard-earned dollar, and somehow they're the "good guys." Where's the outrage for "greedy, evil" Apple lol?

And if you're concerned about getting ****ed at the pump, why don't we look at the real reason.... Uncle Sam. Let's avoid a dissertation on upstream vs downstream profits of the oil industry, simplify things and say that if Exxon gets 6% of each $2 gal of gas in 2009, they made $0.12 a gallon. If they get 8% of the current $3.70/gal, they get $0.29. Here in CA, $0.65 a gallon goes to state/federal taxes. So in 2009, the government took 5 times more than "evil, greedy" Exxon per gallon- so I think we're in agreement that we're being ****ed and the pump, but I think we disagree on who is doing the brunt of the ****ing! :D

Let's start with-- I want a world where there is NO oil energies used. All Green. Oil companies ruin the environment starting with emissions and continuing on to oil spills. I also think I lumped in the Oil subsidies and speculators, though not the oil industries themselves, contributors to the prices we pay to help destroy the eco-system. As you know, I'm pretty anti corporations period. Yes, even Qualcomm.

BTW, where do those taxes they Govt takes get spent? I have no idea, but if you do maybe you can share?

My posts are all linked in thought so the ****ing was an extension of those I'd posted previously.

Judge Jude
05-27-2011, 09:26 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, your elected representatives, pwned again by factcheck.org:

Democrats and Republicans disagree on energy policy, but this they share: Both shade the facts on the complex issue for political advantage.

• Republicans say repealing oil industry tax breaks will drive up costs at the pump. However, nonpartisan congressional analysts and industry experts say higher taxes would have little or no effect on gasoline prices.

• Senate Democratic leaders asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate oil refiners for limiting supply "to keep prices artificially high." But the FTC says the "vast majority" of past investigations found "market factors," not collusion, to be the cause of price spikes.

• President Barack Obama in a weekly address said policies already adopted by the administration "could save families as much as $3,000 at the pump." Maybe so. But that's an administration estimate of cumulative net savings over six years for somebody buying a new car in 2016.

• Sen. Rand Paul claimed that oil companies earn only 7 cents on a gallon of gasoline. Not true. That figure does not include profit from producing and selling crude oil, so it grossly underestimates the amount companies earn on high gasoline prices. One oil analyst calls the figure "disingenuous."

for the details...

http://factcheck.org/2011/05/playing-politics-with-gasoline-prices/

onejayhawk
06-04-2011, 09:42 AM
The wheel turns. I just saw gas under $3.50 again.

J

Gregg
06-04-2011, 11:50 AM
The wheel turns. I just saw gas under $3.50 again.

J

Ours came down to $3.99 for a day or two and now it is $4.18!

fuhrdog
06-04-2011, 12:07 PM
Just filled up this morning 3.69 for ethanol blend, 3.79 for unleaded

Moonlight J
06-04-2011, 01:42 PM
$3.59 this morning at my favorite station. That's down .04 from Wednesday.

davidgrey
06-06-2011, 12:40 PM
This is what they do. Now we are starting to think that $3.59 is a heck of a deal. When the dust all settles, I can see us paying $3.25 a gallon and thinking about what a good deal we are getting, when we were under $3.00 when this mess all started. Hopefully I am wrong and we get back down below $3.00 again.

SeaDogStat
06-06-2011, 01:11 PM
This is what they do. Now we are starting to think that $3.59 is a heck of a deal. When the dust all settles, I can see us paying $3.25 a gallon and thinking about what a good deal we are getting, when we were under $3.00 when this mess all started. Hopefully I am wrong and we get back down below $3.00 again.

+1

Totally agree , David...

ironfist
06-06-2011, 02:09 PM
$3.50 is actually an excellent deal, considering what the rest of the world has been paying for years and years. I'm really only concerned with rising gas costs' effects on industry. I mean, if you don't like how much gas costs, well.....walk or take a bus or ride your bike or carpool or any number of alternatives.

not everyone has the luxury of mass transit. For those who don't live in cities, there aren't many options. There is no bus or train that will take me to work and biking is probably not realistic (I am thinking of exploring this option for myself though). I'm lucky enough that I live close to where I work, but for many of those living in the burbs their only real way to get to and from the office is by car. If you can find someone that lives near you that works at the office, maybe you can carpool, but that's not often an option either.

TranaGreg
06-06-2011, 03:46 PM
not everyone has the luxury of mass transit. For those who don't live in cities, there aren't many options. There is no bus or train that will take me to work and biking is probably not realistic (I am thinking of exploring this option for myself though). I'm lucky enough that I live close to where I work, but for many of those living in the burbs their only real way to get to and from the office is by car. If you can find someone that lives near you that works at the office, maybe you can carpool, but that's not often an option either.

Leads to an interesting question ... at a macro level at what point do enough people change their lifestyles that it starts to make a significant difference?

Over the past couple of years I took on an assignment where I was commuting 2 hours per day by car with the occassional 3 hour commute due to traffic; when this morphed to a regular 2.5 hours then 3 hours I worked out a change to another assignment where I can take the subway - I got lucky that something was available, but if it wasn't I would have started looking for a job closer to home.

I suspect something similar is already underway driven by gas prices; it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

ironfist
06-06-2011, 04:05 PM
It's interesting because the housing costs are very high close to where the jobs are and where the housing is low, there are no jobs. So if you want to live in an affordable home, you'd have to commute. The tradeoff is worth something to everyone - gas prices, vehicle maintenance, time spent - so there are sacrifices to be made. If things play out as TranaGreg seems to imply, will we lose the freedom to live in the setting we want? Will those who want to live in suburban or rural areas have to find other careers or will they be forced to move into an urban setting?

I think the answer will, hopefully, be a rise in work-at-home type jobs. I bet for a good percentage of us that work in offices, there is probably very little that we do in the office that we can't do from a computer at home. Companies can save a huge amount of money on overhead, maintaining only smaller offices for meetings and courting clients. I can see a future, maybe even 20 years ahead, where at least 50% of employees work from home.

davidgrey
06-06-2011, 04:31 PM
I would use mass transit if I could feasibly. My only option would be to take a bus downtown (Probably 30 minutes) and then wait 30 minutes to an hour for the express bus that goes out to my work area. Then I have a mile from the drop off to my office. So it would take me 1:30-2 hours each way, not counting the mile walk to/from my office.

In Cincinnati it seems more businesses are moving out to the suberbs making mass transit harder to use (While we are spending millions-upon-millions to build a light rail system through one of the worst neighborhoods in the city that likely will be used on a limited basis and never pay for itself. Still trying to find one person that thinks it is a good idea and all the backlash it gets, the city still wants to force it through, even after the state pulled funds).

TranaGreg
06-06-2011, 04:38 PM
... will we lose the freedom to live in the setting we want? Will those who want to live in suburban or rural areas have to find other careers or will they be forced to move into an urban setting? ...

at first I thought this was a strange way to phrase this question ... but thinking about it a bit more I think you're right - to an extent the freedom provided by cheap gas (relatively speaking) to live in the setting anyone wants will be limited. It's a freedom that few others enjoy ... the idea of working in an office tower or a factory in a city & living on a patch of green grass somewhere completely different has really only been enjoyed by this last generation ... and only in the west. So I think to a large degree the answer to your question is yes.

davidgrey
06-06-2011, 04:48 PM
Well hold a place for you. Anytime it is something I don't like, it is "They".

SeaDogStat
06-08-2011, 03:00 PM
Mrs. SDS works from home again and it is great. Not only do we save money on gas for the additional vehicle, but I now drive the car (with double the gas mileage of my pickup) and she gets to do the little things around the house during the week, on her break, that we both used to do on weekends.

So it's win/win for me! Er, uh, I mean us...US! ;)

joncarlos
06-08-2011, 03:32 PM
Leads to an interesting question ... at a macro level at what point do enough people change their lifestyles that it starts to make a significant difference?

Over the past couple of years I took on an assignment where I was commuting 2 hours per day by car with the occassional 3 hour commute due to traffic; when this morphed to a regular 2.5 hours then 3 hours I worked out a change to another assignment where I can take the subway - I got lucky that something was available, but if it wasn't I would have started looking for a job closer to home.

I suspect something similar is already underway driven by gas prices; it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

It's kinda true. This kind of change takes a long time to manifest, though, and I wonder if a lot of people had plans in the works the last time gas went to $4/gallon, only to back out when things came back down so quickly. Things would need to stay high for a long time for us to really see any kind of macro change.

Mithrandir
06-08-2011, 03:37 PM
Mrs. SDS works from home again and it is great. Not only do we save money on gas for the additional vehicle, but I now drive the car (with double the gas mileage of my pickup) and she gets to do the little things around the house during the week, on her break, that we both used to do on weekends.

So it's win/win for me! Er, uh, I mean us...US! ;)

Uh yeah sure...on her break :)

Hammer
06-08-2011, 03:51 PM
Mrs. SDS works from home again and it is great. Not only do we save money on gas for the additional vehicle, but I now drive the car (with double the gas mileage of my pickup) and she gets to do the little things around the house during the week, on her break, that we both used to do on weekends.

So it's win/win for me! Er, uh, I mean us...US! ;)

the milk and mail men both win too.... ;)

SeaDogStat
06-09-2011, 02:31 PM
the milk and mail men both win too.... ;)

As long as she can "fit them in" during her break and get the housework done so it doesn't cut into my CoD Black Ops time on the weekend, it's all good....

Steve
06-09-2011, 04:26 PM
Mrs. SDS works from home again and it is great. Not only do we save money on gas for the additional vehicle, but I now drive the car (with double the gas mileage of my pickup) and she gets to do the little things around the house during the week, on her break, that we both used to do on weekends.

So it's win/win for me! Er, uh, I mean us...US! ;)

My wife refuses to drive my truck, so I make the longer commute with the worse gas mileage.

Trader Mac
06-10-2011, 04:40 AM
What are gas prices at now? I'll be driving from TN to FL in early July.

SeaDogStat
06-10-2011, 10:50 AM
What are gas prices at now? I'll be driving from TN to FL in early July.

http://www.tennesseegasprices.com/ (lowest in state was around 3.20)

http://www.floridastategasprices.com/ (lowest in state was around 3.40)