Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wow! How Scary!

HOUSTON -- A trip to the pump may make you want to scream.
"It'll be like $80, something like that. It's ridiculous,” yelled a frustrated motorist as he filled his tank.
Hope he saved his vocal cords. Get this:
"Probably about $4.20 by summer. And prices continue to escalate,” said global oil analyst Jeff Rubin.
He is the chief economist for CIBC World Markets. In 2000, he predicted oil would be $50 a barrel by 2005.
That proved true.
He predicted $100 a barrel by the end of 2007. Once again, true.
Rubin's take on the future of oil?
"About $225 a barrel by 2012,” he said.
That would mean gas as high as $10 dollars a gallon within four years.
Cade Bernsen thought his $85 for a tank on Friday was bad. Try $230.
"Dude. That is crazy! I mean that is wild,” said Bernsen. “That's getting close to like monthly rent."
Pump prices pushed that high would likely have far-reaching impacts, such as increases in price for anything that has to be transported -- Virtually all goods.
So what can we do?
"It's going to take the American people to stand up and say enough is enough,” suggested driver Rodney Randle.
"We've got to find another way of living. That is the hardest part of the whole thing,” said motorist Carmen Wong. “And nobody understands that."
That's a start, but the current problems are something Americans are not used to -- problems that are out of their control.
"What is driving the bus is consumption in oil producing countries themselves because of the massive price subsidies, and rapidly industrializing countries,” said Rubin.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Living Simply

How I want to live a simple life. But as I look around I have so much materialistic items. It frustrates me. I would love to have so much less. But it is so overwhelming as I look at it all. I have my things, my family's things, my parent's things, and my grandparent's things. I have my dad's huge collection of books. I'd say over 5000 books. I would love to list them all online to sell. That would be a nice way for me to stay home and take care of my mom and family. My mom has so many appointments anymore. My boss told me if I wanted anymore days off I pretty much needed to find a I am on a ledge should I stay? Should I put in my 2 weeks?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Praise the Lord

Heard a rumor that our house in Milton was sold. Hubby's grandma (mom) lives down the street so she takes a trip passed the house to see what she can see. So after hubby picked me up from work today we took a trip and lo and behold the house is sold. Thank God! Praise the Lord! I am so relieved. I'll miss it but we are living here and all is good.

Other goings on my mom goes in Friday to have her kidney stone removed. I can't wait for this all to be behind us. She started her Gleevec this past week. Novartis is paying the part medicare isn't paying. Thank you God! She fell right in the doughnut hole with that $3200 medicine. But the drug company is covering it all. Thank you Novartis! Thank you God!

I am looking into a way to be able to stay home. I want to raise Angora rabbits. I would love goats but with only an acre and nosey neighbors it's hard. And I am looking into windmills to generate our power. The power company will buy what you have leftover. And living on this hill we get lots of wind :) Any ideas on where to start researching that?

Monday, April 7, 2008

Count Your Blessings Monday

As I sit here listening to my oldest daughter typing away at her schoolwork I am thankful for being able to have her home to help take care of the baby (well not much of a baby anymore 3yo) and my mom during this trying time. I am thankful for my mom and her still being here with us. She has had so many times she could have gone onto heaven and she has pulled through them all. Huge infection from cellulitis in November, horrible pnuemonia in December, cancer surgery the end of January and now renal failure this past week. She could have gone at any of those times.
I am thankful for my wonderful husband who does more for me than anyone. And alot he doesn't even know he does. Mostly just being here for me through all this with my mom and when my dad got sick and went onto heaven. I love him so much.

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