Well, I love being wrong occasionally. A little while ago, I posted about how utter delight had filled my soul at the sight of a 2 perched in the first place up on the gas sign. And I mentioned that I hoped that the numbers after the 2 would continue to fall. I really didn’t dare to hope that gas would fall below $2 a gallon, and yet, just a few weeks later, the unthinkable has happened! I saw $1.99 on Sunday, and then today the gas near my grocery store was $1.91!!! I’m so used to seeing a 2 or a 3 in front of the gas prices, it’s really kind of shocking to be seeing a 1 again.
I am so, so happy about this. When gas prices were at their height, it was costing my husband $50 to fill up his truck every week. Now it only takes half that, saving us $25 a week, or $100 a month. I usually only fill up once or twice a month, so the new prices will save us $20-$40 a month on our van gas.
I’ll have to chat with my husband so that we can decide what exactly we want to do with the $120-$140 we’re saving. Off the top of my head, I’m kind of thinking we should save it up for auto maintenance. My van is going to need some work done on it at 90,000 miles and I’m currently sitting somewhere around 88,000 miles. I don’t know exactly how long it will take me to drive 2000 more miles, but I’m trying to make it take as long as possible so that we can save for the maintenance. Over the course of a normal week, I usually just drive to church(a 5 minute drive) and to the grocery store(a 10 minute drive), which means that it will probably take me a couple of months to hit 90K.
So, even though gas prices have fallen in a delightful way, I still have plenty of motivation to keep my driving to a minimum.
How much are you paying for gas?
Photo by mrkumm.