Band Parents

Band Parents

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Public Transportation

Gas prices are outrageous. I don't want to pay them, so I have been taking the bus. So have a lot of the people in my area. Some days there are people standing the 30 minutes from the park and ride to dowtown.

I have to catch another bus downtown to go uptown to the University. Luckily there is an assortment of busses I can take. the one I usually catch is interesting. Full of interesting people. Fortunately, at 7:15 am, most are hard-working people going to or coming from work. Sometimes I feel like an imposter. But then again why should'nt I conserve my money to.

I have figured out that it takes me 2.2 gallons of gas to make the round trip to and from work. When gas is $3.95 a gallon, that is over $8 a day that I am saving. Oh yeah, bus fare costs me nothing with my University ID due to a deal between the University and the bus company.

I do hope I can continue to leave my car sit for at least 2 days a week once my boys start back to school. I think we will also not push the boys to sign up for wrestling this year unless they ask. The 13 miles to practice 4 days a week will really cost us in gas.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Water Skiing

And He's up! We spent the Independence Holiday at Grandma and Grandpa's lakehouse. His comfort level has really increased.I think it helps that he watched Dad ski and make a face plant in the water.

What Happens when

You leave park your bike behind Mom's car.

Dad decides you need a new bike.