Wednesday, August 17, 2005

First Day of School

Today marks the first day of kindergarten for the twins, J & L.

L was quite excited and we thought J was doing ok with it. We forgot to tell him that, although they're in the same class, they probably wouldn't be sitting next to each other. And, of course, they aren't.

So he had a major scowl on his face as we left them for their first day of school while L was already busy chatting with one of her new neighbors. I'm just glad he didn't burst into tears.

K started 4th grade yesterday and she seems pretty excited about all that. It's going to be a challenging year though as the work gets harder, the teacher is known for having lots of projects for homework AND she's doing the "competitive" soccer league which is way more serious than we've ever been. We're really keeping our fingers crossed for a good year.

You may have read about FTB's recent Beer Trip. My question is, did he have to take a second mortgage out to pay for the gas???

Two days ago, gas at the 7-11 across the street was $2.49 for the cheap stuff. Last night, I stopped for some Gatorade and noticed the price had gone up to $2.59.

This morning, stopped there again to get a Diet Coke for the wife and realized we needed gas in the van.

Check the price to make sure it's still $2.59...NOPE!

$2.69.9 per gallon...FOR THE "CHEAP" STUFF!

We still had almost a 1/4 tank left and it still cost $43.35 to fill up. Before long, I'm gonna be dropping $65-$70 every time I fill up!

To make it worse, I was talking to the clerk at the store and "they" are telling him that the cheap stuff will be $3.10 by Labor Day.

Holy crap people...makes me VERY glad I work from home.

Until Next Time...