Surprised no one's brought this up, but notice what's been happening at the pump since a day or two after the elections? Lowest price I'd seen prior to Nov. 7 was $2.05 for regular. Now it's back up in the high $2.20's and $2.30's and climbing! <br><br>From Sept. to the week before Thanksgiving, I had an onsite gig that required a daily 27-mi. r/t commute, so the low prices were a small blessing. Since TG, my assignments have either been telecommuting or accessible by public transportation, so gas hasn't been an issue. In fact, I haven't had to fill up for the last 3 weeks! But I'm starting a new onsite gig next week that will be another 26 or 27-mi r/t every day for the next month or two. Maybe by the time I'm done, it'll be more than $2.50. Blech! <br><br>On a similar note, for those of you who need to track your mileage for tax purposes, you should check out MileageSaver. Nice little shareware app ($5) that keeps track of your mileage and the related tax allowance. Even has a drop-down that let's you select the rate for any year between 1999 and 2007. <br><br>
Our gas has been relatively cheap compared to this summer. Right now it's around $2.28, down from $2.36.<br><br>I have noticed a cycle in our prices...Goes up to $2.25 or so, then creeps down to $2.05, then back up. So I just wait till it goes downward and then fill up. Until then I usually only put $20 in at a time.<br><br>
It's been climbing steadily here. There's one station down the street that's really skanky. His sign displays "Econo", "Regular" and "Premium". But most people are accustomed to "Regular", "Plus", and "Premium". So if you're not paying attention to the sign and ask for regular, you wind up paying $2.48 instead of the $2.29 posted under "Econo". He fooled me once, and now I avoid him like the plague, because the octane rating of "Econo" is barely enough to keep a lawn mower running.<br><br>
Yeah, I've noticed.<br>Although I don't normally obcess on money,<br>it's been rather difficult not keep an eye on<br>the almost daily climb as I pass along Rt 46.<br><br>I just filled up for the week a few hours ago<br>and was coming here to see if anyone had <br>brought the subject up, I guess someone has.<br><br>
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