Saturday, June 21, 2008

gas and prices


june 21 2008



Summer Movies and Oil

1. The other day I purchased gas for $3.96, which was less than the $4.37 my local station charges per gallon. What is the current gas price in your area for regular?

Gas. You mean for cooking? Or gasoline for the car?

We don't have a car, so I don't know whow much it costs to get and keep it moving.
Cookinggas isn't very expensive. In the north of the country we have our own gasreserve.

2. Will your vacation plans be altered by the price of gas?

No.
We always stay at home, because autism has decided that for us.

3. Is there any movie this summer that you're looking forward to seeing?

No. The cinema is too expensive, and I can hardly leave the house for any relaxation.
I'll just wait for what's on TV. The BBC ususally has some wonderful movies.

4. Gas prices aside, what is your favorite vacation destination?

Scotland.
It's not too far away, I speak the language, I play the bagpipes, and I would love to go there and see the little piece of land I've inherited.

5. Will you watch more film on DVD than in theaters this summer?

Well, I guess I've answered that one already.

6. Will you fly anywhere this summer?

Yea...up the closet, as a saying states, picturing someone really mad.
I wish I could fly somewhere.

7. Guess: How high will a gallon of gas peak at?

It depends on so many influences, I just don't dare to give a serious estimate.

8. Will gas prices effect who you vote for in this fall's election?

I'm not american, bit if I was it wouldn't.
I'm all for Obama, because he's good for international relationships, and because most of the americans here have voted for him.

9. How much will the price of home heating oil effect you?

We don't use oil to heat our homes here.
It's electricity and gas.

The whole world economy will influence matters here negatively.
We already see that support to the handicapped will be diminished.
That means I don't dare to ask for more support for my autistic son and the others, because I'm afraid we'll be halfway and have to stop or even have to pay back.

The problem is not so much that gasprices cause economical unbalance, but that people in the USA with a bad credit history or who were a bad risk were able to loan money for cars and houses. Living on credit has become a way to lead a live, and matters were bound to implode one day or another.

I've grown up with the lesson that one never should get in debt to buy things.
So we don't have a car, and we don't spend money we don't have.
It means our lives are rather sober, but so be it.

We don't live on air and pretend.
What we have is ours and we try to recycle as much as possible, to be friendly for the earth.

When we can't heat our home well enough in the winter, we just put on our cardigans and thick socks.


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4 comments:

  1. Really well more written and an easily understandable contribution. I look regularly here by and would like to leave here greetings from Germany!

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  2. You make some interesting points about life in the US. Have a great weekend!

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  3. interesting! scotland is a nice place for sure, would love to visit there...i'm new to this meme, hope you can check out my late saturday 9 here!

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  4. Some good thoughts here - thanks for sharing! We have been fortunate to access some respite services for our son and actually get out of the house a bit, which has been wonderful.

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