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    Lisa Gas situation ??

    Lisa, again on the TODAY show we've seen clips of gas lines in atlanta. How are you making out? For the past 2 days rob and I wonder if you have been successful at gettting any.

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    Thanks for asking...

    We still, for all purposes, have no gasoline. Our biggest challenge, unlike downtown Atlanta and it's more urban neighbors, we are in a somewhat rural area. Our nearest grocery store is 20 minutes away, so our gas stations as you can imagine aree further and fewer apart than an urban area.

    The best thing, like I think I mentioned in a previous post, was that when I heard on the news last Saturday this was going to happen, dh immediately went out and filled up at our nearest station. LOL, the general store: gas, beer, groceries, live bait and post office! So we had two full tanks to start the week. I've only been out 3 times so am still above 3/4. As of Friday though, his tank was down.

    Dh went out in search of gasoline on Saturday passing 12 stations before finding one with gas. He waited on line and of course the pump ran out after the guy in front of him filled his boat. He took it MUCH better than I would have. Sunday at 7:30 a.m. he headed out again passing another 20 gas stations in the opposite direction and NO GAS.

    Our gasoline stations are not open 24 hours. People in urban areas at least have the option of going out in the wee hours, 3 - 4 a.m., to find a station with gas and filling up with relatively short lines.

    Yesterday morning he left for work 10 minutes early and found one station with no line and a $30 minimum. So now he is back at 3/4 tank.

    Unbelievable though I went to the chiropractor yesterday a.m. and passed a BP station with gasoline and lines. Less than an hour later, they were out of gas, the lines were gone and the place was eerily like a ghost town.

    The scary part though is that our governor took a few days last week to ask for a waiver from the DEP on the formulation of our gasoline at the same time getting on TV and telling us there was NO supply problems. He is NOT up for relection. Good thing for him. It took him until yesterday to write a letter to President Bush requesting assistance.

    Depending which news here you listen to, we will be in this situation for up to six weeks, or at least October 13. One of the Atlanta radio stations reported yesterday that our gasoline flows in the same pipeline as the gas which goes to Washington, D.C. Their Washington reporter said they have NO problems whatsoever getting gasoline there.

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    such bureaucratic nonsense re: the gasoline.

    remember in the 70's when the gas stations hung red or green flags?
    when according to the number in your license plate (odd or even) that told you what day one could get gas?

    i am so disgusted:

    wall street/economy in the crapper

    401s and iras also in the crapper

    gasoline shortages and the feds have not yet released the reserves for our friends in the south greatly inconvenienced and stressed

    andrea

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    i feel sorry for those up for retirement....imagine the fear of knowing that you're be hanging it up with 20% less in your 401ks? hopefully those prospective retirees are only holding bonds in their portfolios.

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    you hit that nail on the head arubaness/fattypatty!
    we recently retired and it is very scary watching the IRAs drop.

    saw a blurb on the news earlier that someone in an atlanta suburb was selling gas at $8.40 per gallon. obscene!
    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by fattypatty View Post
    i feel sorry for those up for retirement....imagine the fear of knowing that you're be hanging it up with 20% less in your 401ks? hopefully those prospective retirees are only holding bonds in their portfolios.

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    Well...we actually were able to fill up today and travel the 40 minutes to the nearest shopping mall. Many more stations have gas, mostly just regular un-leaded which is all we use anyway. Still strange though to be traveling down the road and see stations that have bags over the pumps and no prices on the signs which is the big "sign" they are "out" of gas. In our travels we saw gas ranging in price from $3.49 on up to $4.19 pretty wide variation if you ask me.

    Now...if ya'll could send some rain. We haven't had a drop in 17 days. Total of less than a quarter of inch all of September. They are saying "maybe" we will see rain next Thursday or Friday.

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    RI gas is at 3.25...so glad to hear you were able to tank up Lisa. It gives you somewhat of a "safe" feeling. cindyo

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    paid $3.35 for regular unleaded this morning

    feeling kinda punk today

    had a riding lesson this morning and partway thru the lesson i HAD to stop........stomach bug

    back to bed

    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    RI gas is at 3.25...so glad to hear you were able to tank up Lisa. It gives you somewhat of a "safe" feeling. cindyo

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    Feel better!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    paid $3.35 for regular unleaded this morning

    feeling kinda punk today

    had a riding lesson this morning and partway thru the lesson i HAD to stop........stomach bug

    back to bed

    andrea

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    THANKS

    way better this morning
    me thinks it is from the multivitamin Centrum Silver
    Have never taken a multi vitamin before........so i am going to rethink how i am taking it.

    Will now take it AFTER breakfast instead of first thing in morning.

    Now to catch up on everything i missed yesterday.
    andrea

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