Burning Liquid Gold

At the half-way mark, I took a break last night from report writing to have a pre-Father Day’s dinner at our favourite Chinese buffet in Gloucester. It’s a bit of a drive, but even with petrol prices what they are, we love it. It costs a bit more in the evening, but that’s when they bring out the good stuff.

And speaking of petrol prices, we needed a bit of fuel to get back home, so we pulled into a relatively reasonably priced BP garage. £20 bought 16.82 litres of petrol. To translate that for Stateside readers who are paying nearly $4.00 a gallon, we bought 4.44 gallons for a mere $42.60 (at yesterday’s tourist rate for buying sterling). Yes, your calculator is working correctly: that’s $9.59 a gallon. I’m just glad we were buying unleaded gasoline rather than diesel.  The same amount would have cost $49.04 or $11.05 a gallon.

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3 Responses to “Burning Liquid Gold”

  1. Philippa Says:

    Holy mackeral!!!!!!! That’s totally nuts!!!

    Okay, I will not complain about $4.05/gallon anymore.

  2. John of Indianat Says:

    Ouch!
    I noticed this weekend while outside that there SEEMED to be less “Gasoline toys” being roared past. I wonder if it’s finally biting Bubba Murrica?

    BTW, not that it’s germane or anything, but St. Alexis is building a new church just down the road in Battle Ground. I didn’t know there was an Orthodox community in the area…

  3. sol Says:

    There was a offshoot of the Joy of All Who Sorrow parish in Lafayette at one time, but I don’t know if they are still around.

    St Alexis started at Purdue and has been around in one form or another for years. It is part of the Carpatho-Russian diocese.


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