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Classical Gas?


Because of my general fatigue and busy-ness, I'm going to "cop out" and post a mainly pictorial iv. I've received three different e-mails lately about gasoline, a subject on the minds of many right now. This post is a look at the issue from several angles....

It's not news that gasoline prices have gone up dramatically and are not likely to return to levels we'd like. Here's a sobering reality...

gas price compared to Coke price

At least the prices aren't yet as high as the sign below!

sky high gas prices

It's often good to laugh at things that could otherwise make you weep. Here a few funny things about gas prices....

you would cry if you did not laugh

you would cry if you did not laugh

One e-mail I received showed things that people may end up doing to cope with high gas prices. Here are some of those....

coping with high gas prices

coping with high gas prices

coping with high gas prices

coping with high gas prices

coping with high gas prices

Another e-mail was a nostalgic look at old time service stations.

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

old timey gas station

Ah, gone are the days....

I was able to complete my semester grades before leaving my office yesterday. Phew! Graduation is this Saturday morning. It's always a joy and a sorrow to see my former students graduate - a joy because they're moving on to what they've been preparing for and a sorrow because I hate to see the departure of people I've grown to love.

The picture I posted Monday afternoon was the last picture of this nest of chickadees. When I got home Tuesday afternoon, I saw that the bird house was empy and the old nest had been cleaned out and was all over the red raspberry bushes under the bird house.

Chickadee nest remains on raspberries below

The bird house had four sticks in it, and we saw house wrens coming and going from the bird house that evening. Below is a picture of the results of their work in the past two days of nest building...

house wren nest started

More updates as the process continues....

quotation...

"Every one of us is passionate about something." - John Daulton

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Rob

A pessimist is a man who looks both ways before crossing a one-way street.


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The High Price of Gasoline


After spending this past week back at home, my wife is heading back up to Michigan this Thursday. 8-D Our daughter Nora wanted to go see Megan, Jim, and Drew since she has a long weekend and invited Becka to ride up with her. Becka graciously accepted. I envy her the visit, but I don't envy her the highway time so soon, having done almost the same thing myself in March! Ugh!

Part of the downside of Becka and Nora's trip later this week, besides 22+ hours in a car, is the price of gasoline. With that in mind, I share the following....

If you think the price of gas (petrol) is too high, check out these prices per gallon. (Prices came from the internet, so they may or may not be accurate.)

Product Unit Cost Price per Gallon
Lipton Ice Tea $1.19/16 oz $9.52 per gallon
Ocean Spray $1.25/16 oz $10.00 per gallon
Gatorade $1.59 /20 oz $10.17 per gallon
Diet Snapple $1.29/16 oz $10.32 per gallon
Evian water $1.49 /9 oz $21.19 per gallon
Witeout $1.39 /7 oz $25.42 per gallon
Brake Fluid $3.15/12 oz $33.60 per gallon
Scope $0.99/1.5 oz $84.48 per gallon
Vick's Nyquil $8.35/6 oz $178.13 per gallon
Pepto Bismol $3.85/4 oz $123.20 per gallon
Visine Advanced Eye Drops $92.64/1 oz $741.12 per gallon
Revlon Nail Enamel $54.61/1 oz $983.04 per gallon
Chanel No. 5 Parfum $352.00/1 oz $45,056.00 per gallon

I know that the analogies are not exactly the same since we get a lot more "mileage" out of some of the products above, but it does highlight how overpriced some things may actually be. The following picture might bring a wry smile.

picture of gas gauge

Here's a little family news - Megan has to have outpatient surgery tomorrow (Tuesday) to repair something that didn't heal correctly from the C-section. Nora loves teaching pre-school and would be a worthy candidate for the "Best Aunt of the Year" award, if there were such a thing. Mark and Katie have about two weeks of school left and will wed in 40 days, but who's counting?

quotation...

"Godly disciple-makers will encounter opposition and persecution." - Dr. Drew Conley

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Rob

Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?


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