Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Just a Matter of Time



The moment I've been dreading finally happened. The price of cheap gas in Elmhurst is now over $4.00. I hate to mislead people, but this photo was taken on Wednesday morning. The price did drop on Saturday to $3.99, but this morning, it shot up to $4.09. This is the same Shell station I mentioned in a blog from late March.

I generally am not someone who attempts to place things in proper perspective, but I did mention in yesterday's blog that we spent most of Saturday in Lincoln Park. For the out-of-towners, that's in Chicago. On the way to the park, our friend Lisa had to fill up. The station we stopped at had 87 octane for $4.39. There's nothing quite like dropping $80 at the pump.


Tags:  Chicago, Elmhurst, gas
15 Comments
reera
Takes my breath away! That motor scotter is looking better all the time.
dannie   Sunday, May 18, 2008
mrsshoo
I can't bike to work tomorrow because of the term papers I have to bring in, but Tuesday, I will be biking it...and for the rest of the week I have left.
Sarah S.   Sunday, May 18, 2008
billpearch
If I didn't work so far away, I'd love to bike. Unfortunately, it's just not a practical option.
Bill Pearch   Sunday, May 18, 2008
Leslie
$4.50 by July first was the prediction. I think it will be before that. I started changing my driving habits. I wanted to drive 30 minutes away for a hike yesterday but chose to hike closer to home to save money. My husband and I are going to start carpooling to work this week. I wish I could bike to work, but it's 11 miles of brutal hills.
Leslie   Sunday, May 18, 2008
reera
It is really depressing.
dannie   Sunday, May 18, 2008
mrsshoo
I don't have too far...seven miles or so on a bike path...straight shot. I'll lose weight (hopefully) and save money I can use for shoes.
Sarah S.   Sunday, May 18, 2008
Leslie
You'll be in great shape too. Don't you mean shoos?
Leslie   Sunday, May 18, 2008
ben
mrs shoo.....are there a bunch of teachers now biking to work? I know you said they talked about it.
Ben H   Sunday, May 18, 2008
mrsshoo
No...no more Shoos. I'm bad with kids :-) .

And, BB, a group of teachers was supposed to bike to work. I don't know if they're going to make it a regular thing or not. One of my colleagues in the English dept. bikes quite frequently. He had a cross country bike trip planned for this summer. He bikes from Rochester. Makes my seven mile trek look like peanuts.
Sarah S.   Sunday, May 18, 2008
moobi
I got my motorcycle license last year, but wasn't planning to get a bike for some months. With prices going where they are, and since I'm going to get one eventually anyways, I figure I might as well start saving on gas sooner rather than later. Bicycling to work isn't practical for me (plus, my last two bikes have been stolen in this town). I'll most likely get a used Honda Shadow Aero that I've got my eye on, but I'm still looking around a bit.
Mark Almighty   Sunday, May 18, 2008
George
Sweet, I'm gonna buy a great big honking monster truck with the biggest, thickest and least aerodynamic wheels I can find.
LimeyGeorge   Sunday, May 18, 2008
billpearch
A tank perhaps?
Bill Pearch   Monday, May 19, 2008
George
I wonder how many gallons per mile they run?
LimeyGeorge   Monday, May 19, 2008
betsyradish
Limey George, here's a truck I would love to sell you. It's not really mine, but I am sure we can work something out. The owner is gone for long periods of time.
http://www.humzoo.com/betsyradish/photos/23/
Betsy   Monday, May 19, 2008
billpearch
Breaking news! The price at this station jumped from $4.099 to $4.239 on Wednesday.
Bill Pearch   Thursday, May 22, 2008
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