Thursday, October 23, 2008

GASp Prices...

Ugh! I hate when I look down and I see the GAS light blinking at me. I used to never let it get to this point. I know I know, I have heard it all before.. Letting your gas get this low is bad for your fuel pump. To be honest with you I just hate that it has been costing me nearly $50 bucks to fill up my Element. I also know that many of you wish that it only cost you $50 bucks to fill up... My job is 15 minutes down the highway. I have to fill up once a week. With the gas prices here lately my gas budget has went from $120 a month to $200 plus. Folks, that is $80 more dollars then I want to spend..That is $80 dollars that could be put in a purse fund, a perfume fund, a something sparkly for me fund. But No!! Now it is all burnt up driving down the highway....

But wait! What is this? What is happening. Are my eyes playing tricks on me? Is this a cruel joke? When I last went to the gas station.. I couldn't believe my eyes. Gas had went down tremendously. It was like I had ran on to a big sale. I was actually excited to pump gas to see how much I would save... I know, I am a nerd. But I think like this. Seriously.
Gas was only $2.34 a gallon. I was crazy excited! Yeah, so not much has happened this week. Squeal in delight with me. I took out my cell phone, not heeding the warnings of talking on the cell when pumping gas. Which, if it is so important not to do that then why is the warning written in such tiny print? Anyway, back to my previous story...I took these pictures with my phone. That explains the poor quality.. I took them and actually sent them to people. Apparently, it is not this cheap everywhere..
After standing there at the pump. Taking pictures and texting. The pump clicked and I looked up to see that I filled my tank up and it was under $30 bucks. It stopped before this but I pumped it even more. I tried to stop at $28.50 but it went to .52 so I had to pump it up to the next increment of 25..okay, so I am a bit OCD but that is also an entirely different post. Now that I am saving money at the gas pump. I can blow it somewhere else! Whoo Hoo!

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83 comments:

Elle said...

oh wow - gas is 3:25 in my town and that is down alot - The price of gas drives me crazy

Elle said...

oh wow - gas is 3:25 in my town and that is down alot - The price of gas drives me crazy

Elaine said...

Wow, that is great. It has gone down a bit here, not that much...

Cecily R said...

I can't quite squeal with you...yet. It's still over three bucks here, but I'll take any decrease they'll give me!!!

latree said...

you should have brought a tank and save more gas for next filling :D

Jessica said...

Wow that is PSF worthy..I haven't seen anything start with a 2 in a long time around here. Ahh the feeling one can get from saving money:)..Happy Friday!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

When we moved to our town 7 years ago gas was .99 a gallon. Now it's around 3.40!!! I totally get your excitement.

I sound so old. "Back in my day a loaf of bread was a nickel!"

Wendy said...

Yeah the prices have dropped here in the UK too, I don't drive, but Frank went and got a full tank just in case they shot up again!!
I cannot believe you took pictures of the Gas pump!!! You are tooooo funny!!!!
:-)
Your Blog brightens my day,gaurenteed you always make me chuckle :-)

My home - My life said...

I think it is so sad that I went to the gas station yesterday and was excited that gas was $2.65. That is great and all considering it was $4 but $2.65 is still a lot of money for gas. I remember when it was $.99!!! Hopefully it will keep going down...

Indrani said...

I like your blogging spirit!

Kimber said...

I'm also excited, ours was $2.32 yesterday when I was out and about. I can't believe it. I seriously thought it would never go down.

Becky K. said...

Hey Becky... So nice to "meet" you! I am glad you came by Hospitality Lane!

This is such a fun post. I can't wait to come back and read more.

Blessings!

Becky K.

April said...

Same thing with me yesterday. I drive a big Ford truck and it was costing us about $110 to fill it up. I never fill up and only put in $50, which was giving me less than half a tank. Yesterday it gave me 3/4 of a tank. And I too used my phone to call my Mom with excitement. The sad part is, our "gas saver" is a Nissan Pathfinder. Not very green of us.:(

Stu Pidasso said...

This is what I love about blogging. ORDINARY people just like me. The fact that we get a kick out of how much gas costs is a testament to our "down to earth" nature. Keep up the good stuff. GB!!

SondreLyn said...

I love that you took pictures with your cell phone to send to people! Really very cute!

I once shut down an entire gas station talking on my cell phone. Apparently, there was some sort of automatic shut off sensitive to cell phone transmission. Incredibly embarrassing!

Amy said...

Purse, perfume, and things that sparkle funds...here Becky comes!;)

You go girl with all of that savings!

And a only a true, dedicated blogger takes pictures even when there are warning signs (in very small print) that speak against using your "picture taking device."

Your dedication to us is so touching.;)

Now, one more thing, just make sure you share with us any purse, perfume, or sparkly related purchases from all of this gas savings.;)

Have a great weekend!
Amy:)

valerie said...

I know....isn't it great?!!!
The other day I had a quarter of a tank and I was going to OKC and I just decided to put $20 and it almost filled up the tank. I think I paid around $2.35! Yay!!!

My husband drives 80 miles each day and the high gas prices were killing us!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

we are still at around $3.20 - some less, some more . . . those gas companies are crying foul right now - can you believe it?

Rebecca Taylor said...

YAY!!!! It's $2.59 here which is much better than it was!

Rachel said...

Gas here is $2.75...my hubby said he saw it at $2.65...I love your price better....but since the demand is down the price of oil is down...so I am sure it will go up soon...let's all relish in it for a while!

I too have to stop on a round number...not my hubby though...it's always .01 or .06 something like that and drives me crazy!

Jennie said...

I have to pump it up to the next 25 cents too!!! I thought I was just weird, glad to know that someone else is in the boat with me....

Kacey Randolph said...

LOVE this! I called my BF yesterday who lives in NC because she ALWAYS knows where to get the cheapest gas wherever she lives. Here in TN it was 2.61 which is the cheapest I have seen and she said it is still over $3 there. Good for you for fillign up your Element - hey - its the little things that make us happy right? Now I would go shopping with the money I "saved." Ha! Ha!

Christy said...

Gas is dropping to I believe it's $3.12 here in Germany ON POST, I haven't looked to see what it is off post, I know I heard it's dropping there too, but of course they still pay insanely way more than us American's ever have and I'm thankful for that!

I am driving a minivan with a big gas tank (I think it's a 25 gallon tank) and I was almost on empty and I put $40.00 in and it's at 3/4 a tank just a few weeks ago that would have clost me at least $60.00! I'm anxious for the prices to drop below $3.00 here!

Amy said...

I think you read my mind! Gas here less than a month ago was over $4.00!!! I paid $92 to fill up my Explorer and then two days ago I filled it up my SAME tank for 52. Wow, what a difference a few cents a gallon make!

Heather said...

You are so lucky that gas is this cheep. Yesterday it was 2.72 here. I haven't been out yet today to see what it is. $25 gave me just over 1/2 almost 3/4 of a tank. (I drive and OLD blazer)

Bren said...

Same here! I was thrilled to fill up my SUV for $50 yesterday.

photomommy said...

Gas is $2.68 here! It's getting there! Congrats on the cheap fill up.

Kim said...

I totally understand your enthusiasm for lower gas prices. Ours if down to 2.77 in some places and still 2.96 in others. Hubby was telling me this morning that the midwest gas was cheaper. He's out there working this week and I miss him so much.

Oh and apparently you threw caution to the wind and used a cell phone while pumping gas, you've got extra money to burn, and it's Friday! See it doesn't take much to get me excited these days! Happy Weekend!

Kelly said...

Ours has gone down too. I paid $2.45 the other day. This helps tremendously with my long commute to work. I'm the same way with having to stop at an even number. I'm only like that with gas though, does that make me weird?

Lindsey said...

GASP! I thought our gas was cheap at $2.59. Lucky duck!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Gas. Can't live with it. Can't live without it.

lmerie said...

LOL - love the post and oh can I relate!

Ours is finally down to 2.67.It hasn't been below 2.85 here in probably a year. We leave town tomorrow and I bet I can find it cheaper 30 miles down the road.

About the sale part- I have not needed to gas up in over a week(I don't have far to drive to work)but I keep wanting to go buy gas cuz it is a deal baby! I have not, but oh am I going to have fun when I do!

LazyCrazyMama said...

I know! Ours was down to 2.69 yesterday!! Yippee!!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Well glad that it has dropped so well in your area... here we are down to 2.79. That's better, but I long for the days when it was right around 1$ say about 7-8 yrs ago! When you drive huge vehicles like I do you'd be happy to pay under 100 on a fill-up! 42 gals a whack adds up WAY to fast for me ... needless to say, I'm always only feeding the bottom half of my tank!

koopermom said...

I know! I got so excited when I got gas the other day too! Fun post!

tommie said...

It is still $2.59 here,but that is down almost a dollar a gallon. I try to fill up when it is on half a tank so I don't have to cringe as much!

angie said...

WHAT? $2.37. I was thinking....what's the big deal.....that's not down THAT much. Then I realized $2. $2......that's $1 per gallon LESS than here. I'm offically jealous!

"J" said...

I'm soooooooooooooooooo with you on the gas thing!!! I was sooo excited when it started going down! I think I blogged about it two or three days in a row!!! It means a lot to us because Mr. "S" and I car-pool to work!!! We drive 160 miles round trip each day! We leave the house at 6am - he drops me off at work at 7am and he gets to work around 7:40 - then we start all over again at the end of the day....he gets off at 5pm picks me up around 5:30-5:40 and then we are home by 6:30-6:40!!! It makes for a long day but we own our house and we aren't renting a high dollar apartment like before!!!! So we feel sooooooooooooooo BLESSED that the gas prices have dropped!!!!!

"J" said...

PS - Gas at the local store this morning was $2.38!!!!

Michelle said...

Gas prices are dropping everywhere and it's just in time! I hate spending money on gas! Least favorite things......for sure.

Melissa said...

Amen to lower gas prices... we are down to $2.59 around my house... and I'm loving it since I drive a big gas-guzzling Durango!!! AAAARRRGGGHHH (no, I love my vehicle)

sassy stephanie said...

Thank goodness our prices are coming down too. I'm tired of topping the tank at $85 and only filling 3/4ths of my tank!

Grand Pooba said...

Gas is going down here too, whoo hoo!

Michelle said...

Holy cow.....gas is still around 3.25 and that is at Costco!!!!

Jientje said...

So what perfume do you want to buy now?

Solei said...

you made me lol!!! Too funny and my same thoughts as well!

i missed you too, believe me! it's been rough without my bloggy buddies, but i'm coming bk, slowly but surely!
=0D

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Ha! I share your sentiments exactly sista! Where else can we blow the money! :)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

When I fill up-it is around 100 dollars, and I usually do each week. This gas thing is a pain-I watch the dollars go up fast, and the gallons slowly, and think-DANG! There goes an outfit, a pair of shoes, babysitter money, a pedicure!!!!

Rebecca Jo said...

I'm jealous!!!! Ours is still $2.67!

Jennifer said...

I know! Gas is actually $2.26 by my house. So exciting. (o: More money for shoes now. All that gas was cutting into my shopping budget!!!

Katie said...

I don't think Dallas will ever get to be that low. It's around $2.70 a gallon. I thought that was awesome! haha! :)

Jaime Ann said...

great story...I am excited it is 3.25 here!

Faith said...

Praise the Lord we are starting to see some relief! In our town, it's around $2.89.

Oh, and I totally do the same thing with the increments!

New Girl on Post said...

I miss the gas prices in Oklahoma! IT's still 2.69 here, much better, but I'd love for it to get under $2.00.

I got my clogs at Payless, I think they were about $20, they are made by Airwalk. I highly recommend them!

MomOf3 said...

We are down to 2.85 or so. I am guessing that this is just until the election and then the prices will go back up again. I hope I am wrong though! Thank you for visiting my blog!!

Kellan said...

Yes - Thank goodness for the dropping gas prices!!

Have a good weekend - Kellan

Sandy Toes said...

Great post..I filled my car yesterday...2.28...yeah!! BUT, I remember just about year and half ago..thinking 2.30???that is an outrage!!!
Yes, now I can go to Hobby Lobby...hee hee!
-Sandy Toes

Lisa said...

That is real pathetic when we think that gas price is good - ya know? I remember when I was fresh out of high school and I would often get gas for 99 cents a gallon. Geesh, what ever happened to those days? I miss it when the gas prices were low, the economy was up and life was good. It is strange because I get pretty excited about the gas prices going lower too. gotta love it!!

Deb said...

i feel ya, sister! if i park my yukon downhill overnight, all the fumes will collect closest to the sensor and i can get my low fuel light to go off, buying me just a little more time.

now, if the prices will just stay down, maybe we can all get our perfume and smell pretty.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Did you finish "The Lucy One" yet???!!!!
I just finished it and my heart is pounding!!..It had a slow begining, but by the end, I was speed reading, just to know what happened....
BTW-I also lost a follower!!! There should be an explanation!!
I hope it wasn't you. LOL
Have a good weekend-I am starting Twilight's second book-I don't remember the title!!

Laura said...

We are loving that with our company trucks!

PS- love the smile quote above!

Midwest Mom said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. I came here from Fordy Days and Nights. :)

I had the same moment of "Whaaa?" when I last pulled in to fill up. Could it be? I may not have to skateboard to the store to afford my groceries?

Enjoy it while you can.... and I say, go for something sparkly!
-MM

Maggie May said...

Guess they've got us over a barrel! They can charge what they like!
Good post!

Jennifer said...

I can't help but get excited about the gas prices going down too! It's sad, though, when we get excited about over 2 dollars a gallon for gas!!

Robyn said...

ours isn't that low but I was so very happy to see it drop almost a dollar these past weeks.

Annikke said...

YIPPEE! I loved the title of this post! It cracked me up!

I see craft project in your future with all that extra moo-laa floating around!

sunnyaquarian said...

Haha! It is super exciting!!

Lindsay said...

Isn't it LOVELY?! It's down to $2.29 here now - cheaper than LAST year! Woohoo! I still remember the days in the not-so-distant past that I could fill my car up for $13.00...yes, back in 2000 when it was $.99/gal!! Remember that?! Okay...that really dates me.

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

I know it is so great to spend a little less at the tank, but I don't know if it's a good thing that it's taking the economy to completely tank to get gas prices down!!

Crazy times!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

I'm leaving my cheesey smile! :) Thanks for coming by my place not once but twice and commenting. My hubby and I have been thrilled with the drop in gas prices too. We're in CA so it's still a bit high. Yesterday, with Safeway savings I paid $2.89 vs $2.99. We were over $4.00 here so yes I too am thrilled and really confused. Who am I to question their reasons for dropping the prices? I'm not complaining!

Chris said...

It's not that cheap here -- we're still hovering around 3.00 -- and the refinery is only 5 miles away!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Isn't it GREAT!?! I drove through OKC for work the other day and it was $2.19 at Love's! I couldn't believe it. I was so excited and had to text people about it!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Yes, like you I had to get gas just a day or two ago and it didn't hurt so much. It was nice to not spend $60 something filling up. Instead it was only $45 I believe. It felt so good. And I never ever thought I would say that with gas being over $2.00. I believe I paid $2.69.

lisaschaos said...

Cool! Our's isn't that lopw yet, but we have made it down to $2.65. :) It was $3.99 just not that long ago.

Susie said...

Whoohoo for cheap gas! Are you going to buy something sparkly now?

Honey Mommy said...

That is amazing!
We are getting close to dipping below $3.00 a gallon, and we are happy about that. Isn't that sad? I remember when that seemed like a LOT!

Supercool Hotmama said...

I noticed it was $2.86 here the other day. I drive a suburban. I think it's been full (40+ gallons) twice this year.

Straight to Your Hart said...

It is out of control still where I live..sad!! If they would keep lowering the price I would spend more somewhere else...hmm so many options!! It's the simple things that bring us the most pleasure..Giddy even!!

Katy Lin :) said...

isn't it great! loving the new lower prices (not necessarily loving what it means for the economy, but i'm a glass half-full kind of girl) :)

oh, and tag, you're it :)

Jen said...

I know right, that is crazy. I hope it doesn't end. (I think we are good until next summer that is)

Pleasant Drive said...

Yay for cheaper gas! Yep, my Tahoe's just a guzzlin' the old petrol!

Mamarazzi said...

i was excited to see gas for 2.89 here...

but 2.34 i think i might cry if it ever gets that low again.

Joy said...

I do that same thing I like my pump price to be a nice even number:)