There's an old humorous saying that applies to what is about to happen to gas prices at the pump:
"Bend over and grab your a@@ and kiss it goodbye."
Folks, you ain't seen nothing yet. I sure hope a few of you explored those links I posted yesterday. If not, just scroll down and read more about the future we're about to inherit.
Yesterday I mentioned returning to the city, but forget it. We're in much better shape HERE to deal with rising gas prices: we have 5 acres of land at our disposal. We can have food from a garden, transportation by bike or horse (for necessary supplies), install a wood burning heater if push comes to shove, and devise other ways and means of survival. Laugh if you must, but if you thought the 70s oil scare was bad, you better get ready for a worse version coming soon to the pumps near you.
Here's a good link for credible information on the oil situation during this time of Hurricane Katrina damage:
The Oil Drum
And dontcha know this all must be truly bad if Bushie is cutting his loooong vacation short. Really, he IS.
Oh, there's this one excerpt that might interest some of us:
Some 6,000 National Guard personnel from Louisiana and Mississippi who would otherwise be available to help deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are in Iraq.
IF there should be ANOTHER hurricane spawned and head toward the same Gulf Coast region, I would suggest you head for the hills...walking or on bike or horseback, cause buying gas is going to drain your wallet quickly.
And I really have no confidence that our inept and fearless leader will save the day! Nor do I have any faith in our U.S. "oil reserves" reversing what has started to occur: we're about to head down the downslope of the oil peak, and bandaids and quick fixes will not work in the long run.
By the way, we had a lot of hard wind and rain last night. I was surprised to see some downed tree limbs this morning, various debris in the yard, and took some photos I'll try to post soon. However, since we needed the rain, I'm NOT complaining. The folks in Louisiana, Mississippi and coastal Alabama DO have my sympathy; it will be quite a long time before they recover from this disaster.
On a lighter note (because, after all, how long can you dwell on the apocalypse and not go insane?) you must check out this link if you have a cat and it has ever enjoyed your sink. Cats in Sinks