Have you heard about this? Our region is out of gas. Our little town certainly, but now as far and as big as Asheville. Are you experiencing anything like this where you are?
They've even canceled classes at the community colleges for the rest of the week. It's the craziest thing I've ever seen.
Today I had a bit of cabin fever, tired of sticking at home to conserve what little gas I have. Itching to get out. So we took my mom's car (the one with the most gas in it) and went to the park, and Sonic, and the post office, and the antique store next to the post office, and then we indulged in a visit to the local independent bookstore (on the next block over from the post office). On our way home, we spotted a tanker truck making a delivery at a Shell station and were able to pull in right behind another guy at the pump. Immediately a line formed behind us, snaking down the road at least a half-mile. And we only needed about 5 gallons. Of course my car was at home with less than a half of a tank, but I couldn't have made it home and back before the line was hours long. Forget it. Classes are canceled tomorrow, we'll just keep my car parked.
The whole situation seems nutty. I cannot imagine how small business owners are surviving. Oh my and all the businesses and towns around here that live and die with tourists in the fall. What will they do?
On the up side, however, the weather is just about perfection: upper 60's temps, blue sky, sun. Fall.