Saturday, September 13, 2008

Running On Empty

No, that's not my coronary artery. It's Hurricane Ike tearing up the gulf. Which means the last truckload of gas was delivered to western N.C. on Thursday. The Hooterville Times-News announced this on their front page Friday morning causing a stampede of senior citizens in their Town Cars to the pumps. I'm lucky I filled up on Wed. for $ 3.57/gal before the price started going up 30 cents/hr. At least it has improved the traffic situation around Asheville. Tonight CP and I are going to stay home and play cards.

Monday the condo association has its quarterly meeting. They will vote on which bid to accept to fix our bedroom after the Hurricane Fay roof leak. I'm sure they will take the lowest bid. Thursday the contractors Chico and Fernando came by to take measurements. They assured CP that when they were done the room would look the same as it did before the leak.

I need to go, it's getting late. I have to go sit outside with my gun and make sure no one siphons my gas!


M- said...

Hey. You took a picture of my gas gauge.

u.f. said...

Hey Babba, have your tried the Obama energy plan yet? I inflated my tires to their full recommended pressure (as noted on the inside of the driver's side door--not on the tires), and it appears to be getting me about 1-2 extra MPG.

Babba-Gi said...

I always inflate my tires about 5 lbs. above the recommended pressure. That is still about 10 lbs. below the maximum for the tire. It's a little harder ride but I don't mind if it saves the planet.

I did listen to Obama and replaced my aluminum foil hat with a "beanie with a propeller." So far I haven't seen any increase in mileage, but I feel better about myself.

jondale said...

I guess it's a good thing I didn't come out to visit you guys this weekend. You'd have had to put up with me until I could fill the tank of the borrowed truck I'm driving.

Babba-Gi said...

Babba always has gas!