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Klutzy Yesterday 
23rd-May-2008 08:48 am
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Yes, I'm still alive. Still about a week behind in reading LJ.

The day started off with me getting up early so I could fill the tank, pulling into a gas station (only $3.98) and discovering that all the pumps were out of service. And once I managed to pull back onto the road I sat idling for about 20 minutes while the single lane road was co-opted for construction traffic. (Luckily I had my book. Had I realized it would take so long I'd have turned off the engine. Luckily I had enough gas remaining to get me through that. And the gas station I eventually filled at only cost $3.99.)

After I got home from work, I was doing dishes, and managed to give myself quite a cut just above the nail on one of my fingers. About 1/2 inch long. But since it stopped bleeding I decided not to take the time to take it to a doctor.

But I was tired, and I let reflexes take over, and just before going to bed I was flossing my teeth... and too late remembered that I'm not supposed to floss near the temporary crown. Oops. So I got up way too early (for me) this morning in order to show up at the dentist (and actually was so tired that I drove past the office and didn't even notice) as they opened. The dentist who shares an office with mine put me back together within half an hour, and I made it to work before 9.
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23rd-May-2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
Yesterday, I went out to run a couple of errands, and started by filling up for $3.99/gallon. (Well, $3.99 and nine tenths.) Passing that same gas station on my way home an hour later, it was up to $4.05.

Sometimes, those small victories just aren't that satisfying, y'know?
23rd-May-2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
I'm amazed at how fast the mind shifts. I found myself saying "$3.85... that's not bad" the other day. I used to spend $10 filling my tank, and now I'm only clinging to the notion that I've not yet spent $50.

And yes, the $3.99 I spent was really $3.999.
23rd-May-2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
I wondered what would happen when US gas prices breached $4.

Here, prices sat at £0-99.9 (per litre) for an extended time as the cost of crude climbed. I was away for a week or so, when I came back, prices had leapt to well over a pound per litre, not just by a fraction of a penny or even just a couple of pence, but by 7 or 8.

I assume no-one wanted to be the first to generate the sticker-shock of one pound per litre for gas, and then the dam broke...

Up at £1.30.9 this afternoon - I've scarcely used the car this last few weeks, fortunately, the tank is still full from when it was £1-16 some weeks back.

Going to break the bank and use the car twice today! Thought we might see the new Indy movie - the best and newest multiplex cinema is on the outskirts of town - one of the few places without a really decent bus service.

So, how are you planning to spend *your* holiday weekend??
23rd-May-2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Heh. Spouse is travelling off to the east coast -- and I'm just swamped with Stuff To Do, so I'll be staying home and getting lots of work done. (You wouldn't think a quarterly APA contribution would be that difficult!) I hope. I've offered crash space in October to a friend and am hoping I can shovel a path to the room, within the room shovel a path to the bed, and clear the bed off. Gravy would be if the door closes. Not everybody's definition of "fun", but gosh ... I'd love to be able to get the house into enough shape that I'm not stressed at the idea of going to a movie.
23rd-May-2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
Oh Margaret! Some days you really are the absent minded techie, aren't you?! Good luck with your shoveling this weekend, and -- dare I say? -- be careful! xo
24th-May-2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Heh. That's the polite way to say it.

Thanks.
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