Thursday, May 29, 2008

Changes in Attitude instead of Changes in Latitude

Last Friday, we ran out of milk. This isn`t an unusual event. Between Christopher`s love of the chocolate-flavored version and Andrew`s preference for drinking it straight, my boys can, by themselves, handle a single cow`s production. They inherited this from the Dad, who used to ingest a gallon a day when he was a teenager.

What was strange, however, was our decision that evening: we didn`t rush out and get more. With current gas prices making every trip in the car seem expensive, we inserted it in our schedule to pick up more milk on Sunday. We knew our boys wouldn`t suffer. We had plenty of juice in the house. They could also drink water. However, gone are the days where we rush out to the store and pick up a single item like this. For example, if we have a specific dinner planned and we forget one ingredient, we used to drive down to Kroger or over to Wal-Mart to get it. These days, we change the meal.

How have current gas prices changed the way you do things? What are you doing to conserve? Please post your thoughts here. I`d love to hear them.


Devon Gray said...

Well, we just drove from Atlanta to Seaside, Florida, so that was about $90 in gas. When I'm at home, I try not to drive unless I have to. I do all my errands in one day, trying to have a method to my travel. Without having to drive carpool, I can make a tank of gas last. Once school starts again...well, that will be another story. I hope you are doing well! Stop by my blog if you get a chance.


Walt M said...

Gas costs are definitely a more important consideration than they use to be. I can't believe the amount of time I spend thinking about ways to save.