The Friday gathering – No gas edition

By glblguy

Wow, this has really been an “interesting” week. First we started down the path of purchasing our new home, then the government announced the possible bailout package, and I turned 39 yesterday! Hard to believe I’m almost 40…wow, just writing that number is scary.

Things are bad enough right now with the falling markets, failing banks, and the overall economy tanking, but now we have no gas. No, not me personally, but many of the gas stations in our area are out of gas (4 out of 5 actually). It seems that for some reason we’ve been unable to get enough gas shipped to our area and many of the gas stations are out of gas. There were huge traffic issues yesterday due to long lines at gas stations. Some people have even been calling into work and saying they couldn’t make it due not having enough gas to drive into work. As I am typing this, the news just said people were camped out at a gas station waiting for a tanker truck to arrive that never showed! Some people waited for 4-5 hours, just to be told they had to leave. The situation is pretty bad and makes it very clear how dependent we are on oil.

What’s really weird is that all of the gas stations that have the new digital price displays are showing “0.00”/gallon. Now that’s cheap!

The good news is that we’re supposed to start seeing gas in stations in the next 24-48 hours along with the fact that I filled up earlier this week, so we have enough gas to do the things we need to do this weekend.


I participated in a a few blog carnivals this week.

The gathering

Lots of great articles this week, especially on the economy, the WaMu failure, and the government bailout. Here are my favorites from the week from the M-Network and from my Blog Roll.

Photo by: eschipul

9 Responses (including trackbacks) to “The Friday gathering – No gas edition”

  1. Patrick Says:

    Gas outages hit Nashville and Atlanta this week as well. Maybe it’s time to fill up when I get down to half a tank now? We certainly are going through interesting times right now!

    Happy birthday, and thanks for the mention. :)

  2. Pinyo Says:

    All the craziness aside…Happy Birthday Gibble. Happy Birthday To You. Happy Birthday To You. Happy Birthday Dear Gibble. Happy Birthday To You….

  3. That One Caveman Says:

    Happy birthday, man!

  4. David Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  5. castocreations Says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Hubby turned 39 this year too and is a little freaked about the big 40. =)

    I wonder why the gas shortages are hitting you. Hmmm…interesting.

  6. Randy Peterman Says:

    Wow. My birthday was yesterday, too! I turned 31, though. Happy Birthday, and thanks for writing so consistently.

  7. glblguy Says:

    Thanks everyone!

  8. rocketc Says:

    Thanks for the link!

  9. No Debt Plan Says:

    Saw a report earlier today that GA/NC shouldn’t expect a reprieve in gas availability until 2-4 weeks from now. Eek.