We've reached just over $4 a gallon here in the Seattle-Tacoma area this past weekend. And to add insult to injury.....gas pumped at several local Shell stations and also a few Safeway Stores apparently contained enough water to cause the vehicles that were filled with this gas to stall out and be in need of costly repairs. Most people could not even pull out of the gas stations...they were " dead in the water" ~ so to speak. Tow trucks had to be called and rental cars ordered so the drivers could get on with their holiday weekend plans or at least get back home. I heard that at a Shell station not too far from my house the person on duty said, "it's not my fault you're car won't run." There was an argument by a very frustrated driver, he eventually called 911 and about the time the police arrived, the station manager also arrived on the scene. The outcome~the station manager said that Shell would cover the towing, rental car and repair of the vehicle.
I hope this is only an isolated issue and doesn't become a wide spread problem. I'm afraid of the outcome if it were to happen all over the country. People are already fired up over the rising costs of gasoline and they certainly wouldn't be happy with costly repair bills on top of it.
The weather here this weekend was somewhat surprising. Usually Memorial Day weekend means a promise of non-stop rain. We had one day where it drizzled a little but all in all it's been quite pleasant. Today I think we topped out right at 70* with a light breeze. I've got nearly all my bedding plants planted now but at Fred Meyer Garden Center the other day, I found rhubarb starts. So I bought two of them ($1.29 each). I have to move some bulbs out of a big square planter and I'll put the rhubarb in there. Or I may just use two more of the recycle bins that I have stacked out behind my shed.
I did get the 5-shelf storage unit I was looking for. It's not the same color as the one I already have but it's close. It also wasn'ton sale but there was a 10% off coupon in the paper I was able to use. The cashier told me to keep my receipt in my wallet and if it goes on sale in the next 30 days, they'll reimburse the difference. I've started working in the smaller bedroom where I plan to use it. I'm running into a lot of stuff that needs to go. I've started a box for the thrift shop and have listed other items on eBay.
Tomorrow I'll be taking some time off. Barbara and I are going to see "Indiana Jones." The parking lot at the theater up the street was totally packed all weekend. It's a Regal Cinema 15 and they are showing it in 4 of their theaters. I'm thinking that the kids will all be back in school and people will be back to work tomorrow...so it shouldn't be too crowded.
I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe & restful weekend. Until next time, Linda
Oh my gosh...I just heard a big clap of thunder. It looks rain may be on the way.