Have you ever heard of a city running out of it’s entire supply of gas? This is INSANE! I’m a pretty laid back person so when the first wave of gas shortages hit last week after Hurricane Ike, I did not panic. I had plenty of gas to get our essentials so a I avoided the gas lines. Here I am, over a week later and I’m almost on “E”. Again, I thought about riding it out or biking to our next event, but with four young kids, I quickly realized that this would not get us very far! My husband encouraged me to go out and find gas from somewhere. Not a very good idea. I drove around to 8 different gas stations relatively close to my daily world and quickly realized that there is no gas to be found. So I decided to bring my Smarty-mobile home and ride it out some more. However, en route, one of the gas stations miraculously got a new stash of gas. After waiting for an hour or so and with only three cars in front of me, the gas station ran out again. Just my luck as I burned another 1/8 of a tank waiting for the gas (not Smarty at all!!).
I’m saving my last 1/8 of a tank for my carpool duties today. Lucky for me, I am in a 3-way carpool at both of my schools (very Smarty, I would highly recommend this!) and I only have to drive one way to either school 3 times per week. So today is my carpool day. I’m thinking Ansley is going to have to skip out on her birthday party because well, I just don’t have enough petrol to get her there. We’ll be walking to our soccer game on Saturday and the only other place we have to go is church on Sunday. Let’s hope this city gets some fuel by then! So I’m wondering…why is Charlotte, NC on the pipeline all the way from Texas? You’d think we would have learned from Katrina and other gulf hurricanes that we might want to get in on the pipelines closer to home on the East Coast??
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