a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Milestones--literally

Friday, March 04, 2011


SUMMARY: Odometer, gas prices
Since we went two weeks without agility class or agility of any kind, maybe I'm not driving as much. Although I am doing a little commuting lately.

Thursday sometime, MUTT MVR went past this nice round milestone, and I wasn't doing anything related to dogs, unlike most other significant odometerifications.

It's been two whole weeks since I've needed to buy gas. Back then, at the discount station nearby, I was shocked--shocked!-- to see what prices had gone up to:

Yesterday--same station, 14 days later, brand new shock:
Those drives out to agility trials are looking less and less appealing again.  And bad timing for me to decide that commuting to my client's site instead of mostly working at home is a good idea. Ah, well.


  1. Wow, and I was going into sticker shock yesterday when I saw the cheap station selling gas at $3.24. I buy gas more like every 3-4 weeks so last time I bought it it was under $3.

  2. California does tend to run higher than most of the rest of the country, curse it all.

  3. Yeah, everything is pointing to less trialing and more hiking. Yay!

  4. LOL! Of course the off-leash hiking is still 30+ miles from home.

  5. I know. $51 to fill the tank last week, then prices went up 25 cents in one day. We're at $3.55 a gallon and expecting to go past $4 before Memorial Day. I think they said you guys were already at $4.00 heading toward $5.00.

    Road trips I was thinking about for this summer? Not going to happen. Two years ago when I was working for minimum wage, 4 hours a day, 5 days a week I realized I was just working to pay for gas to go to work. I wonder how people earning $7.00 an hour are going to survive.