10 cents more today than yesterday

I’ve been deep in the Family Health Care Time-Space Continuum. Getting there and back is a hundred miles, round trip.

My last fill-up: Tuesday, May 27. Price: $4.059/gallon. (For Regular)
This’ll get me nearly 270 miles, or around two-and-a-half round trips to and from the Health Care Time Space continuum. I go down Tuesday and return two or more days later.

By Saturday afternoon, it becomes clear I need to make a trip down for the day Sunday. Just before I get on the freeway to make the trek, I note the prices at the gas station at the corner.

Sunday, June 1: Single-day, round trip. $4.229/gallon

Monday night, June 2: Urgent, unscheduled trip. $4.379/gallon

Wednesday night, June 4: Homebound leg. (Conditions improved, I’m happy to say) I’m running on empty, so gas up at the other place. $4.465/gallon

In one week, I’ve seen gas prices jump up by over fifty cents per gallon. I can’t stop making trips to the Healthcare Time Space continuum. But I sure as heck am not driving anywhere else. And for both the healthcare part and the prices at the pump, I’m wondering, when will it stop?

One response to “10 cents more today than yesterday”

  1. Goinglikesixty

    Wow. just wow.