Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Soaring Gas Prices Lead To Desperation

I don't know about your family, but the price of gasoline is putting a real strain on my family.

We live about twenty minutes "from town" so to speak, so just driving to the store uses up quite a bit of gas.

We thought about making our own moonshine fuel, but that is an awful lot of trouble. (Not to mention illegal dangerous.)

So instead of risking the law being on our tails being blown to bits, we thought of some different methods of gasoline conservation.

For example, I try to run my errands all at the same time so that I do not have to make unnecessary trips in to town.

We split the driving with other parents when our boys go to various activities at church or to spend the night with friends.

I've even started ordering some things we need over the Internet, because it is cheaper to pay the shipping and handling costs than it is to pay for the gas to drive to the nearest stores.

Shannon bought a car that gets right at thirty-two miles to the gallon to help keep our gas costs down, but we still spend a fortune in gasoline every month.

It's starting to look like Shannon and I are going to have to get our boys to help us get around.

Pretty soon we might have to park the cars and dust off the bicycles and the roller blades.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

(Of course, I am only kidding. Shannon and I would definitely never make our children pull us into town this way. We don't even have any roller blades yet.)


Sandra said...

That's hysterical!!!
Love you!
MOM :)

valerie said...

Hi Amy,
I just read your comment on Lelia's blog. I'm so thankful you chose to obey God in your marriage situation. He is faithful....that is one of my favorite words to describe my Father. He has always been faithful to me.
You have a lovely family!

Michele said...

Well one must do what one has to, to economize! You're boys will just have to adapt and obey, right!

Beandip71 said...

I paid $3.77 a gallon for gas yesterday. OUCH!! I feel your pain.


Joyful said...

Hi Amy,
Thanks for visiting my blog. As soon as I clicked into yours I loved it! Daisies are my favourite flower. I have a collector's plate with a picture of a little girl sitting in the middle of a field of daises, picking the petals off. On the back of the plate it reads, "He loves me, He loves me, He loves me...." I always think of daisies as God's "I love you" flower. It's never, "I love you, I love you not", but always, "I love you."

I totally understand your comment on my blog. It is hard when other "Christians" are the ones that are causing your hurt. I think often, at least in my life, they are well-intentioned comments, but they are the 'pat answer', 'Christianese', if you will, and not the caring, loving understanding of a Christ follower. Ofen, I just want someone to listen and know that they are praying, yet so often, we feel we must offer some form of advice.

I like 'water walking' because that's where Jesus is - and I'm trusting Him.

Have a good day,

My Goodness said...

SO funny!! I heart Napoleon!! hee hee

And about you comment on my blog today...Yes!! U is for Udders!! Great guessing!!

Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

You are just too funny girl! I have had the best time reading your posts. This one had me laughing and then I really got hysterical when I read your last one. I am going to have to visit you a LOT more often. Laughter, after all, is good for the soul!!


The Laundress~JJ! said...

Hi Amy, so nice to meet you. Thanks for coming over today...

Anyone with Napoleon Dynamite on their blog MUST be cool!

I saw your pictures in your sidebar and you are so gorgeous...what a beautiful family.

Thanks again for your comments....

Anonymous said...

LOL! Works for us! We are going to be like the Flinstones next!

MrsJoeB said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! You liftted my spirits even in the painful truth of our failing economy. Now that I have relaxed I can go to bed. Laughter does that-relaxes one from their tension!

In His Graces~Pamela