how in the heck are we supposed to live these days

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Bi0sC0mp, May 21, 2008.

  1. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    well with gas so high and everything rising like crazy how are we supposed to make it.. now just heard on the local news that by next yr gas price will be up to $7 a gallon this is pure insane...
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    I am worried about the same thing. I think we need to revive the electric car.
  3. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    yeah you figure for alot that travel a pretty long ways to work and back each week will be more then a house payment est around $800 in gas if it goes to $7 a gallon alot will be screwed they wont be able to afford prices like that
  4. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    We are going on a 1400 mile trip this weekend in a 15 pass van, the cost is going to kill us. The rental alone is over $400.
  5. hazelton farms

    hazelton farms Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    OMG! $7 a gallon?! Fact or estimatation on the part of an enthusiastic person trying to sell 'news'? UGGH!

  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    It is scary!!!
    I used to commute at least an hour a day if not two!

    My family moved, and I managed to get my job PAPERLESS - with a few software programs and some policy changes, I now work from home. We save a small fortune!
  7. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Honestly I don't know what we're gonna do if gas gets up that high....we spent $200 on groceries just the other day, and didn't even get milk, cheese, or bread! This is so ridiculous! If gas gets up that high my hubby is gonna be leaving for work 5 hours beforehand so he has enough time to bike in! He works 35 miles away from home, I figure if he pedals hard he'll make it.....LOL!!!
  8. texasreb

    texasreb Songster

    May 18, 2008
    It gas went to $7.00/gal it would force most of us to re-set our priorities. We (collectively) would have to decide how much we really needed our cars, our luxuries and our conveniences. I am moving my life that way now so that when/if it happens, I will be less impacted than others.

    Things I do now: carpool to work; plan my trips to save the most fuel; bicycle for exercise instead of going to the gym; raise chickens; grow a garden; recycle, re-use, and reduce; buy clean and green; call ahead first; etc.

    What I plan to do: raise more livestock (goats and/or sheep); form a cooperative with my neighbors to share resources; continue to lower my dependency on non-renewable fuels; etc...

    We and our neighbors already share resources to an extent. We bought a nice tractor that the whole neighborhood uses. We supply the eggs to several neighbors. Our neighbor Dave had a large 12 stall barn that we use for our horse; our neighbors the Johnson's collect all of the used oil from the neighborhood and recycle it. Glenn is an electrician and he helps all of us keep our current flowing. Old Paul mows everyone's ditches. Bobby raises beef that we all buy in on. The other Dave has a license to spray chemicals and fertilizers. We all buy hay in bulk and store it in Dave's barn.
  9. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    My "dream car" is a 150 mpg Plug-in Hybrid Prius and a bunch of solar panels on the roof to power it! [​IMG]

    For now, I drive a Suburban. [​IMG]
  10. pattee

    pattee Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    I live in the Pacific NW and our gas is over 4$ for regular. I drive a turbo VW bug (I love it and hate it) I am paying almost 4.50 a gallon! [​IMG] I would love to own a hybrid someday...

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