Friday, September 12, 2008

Just Stay Calm!

While listening to the news this morning, it seems as if Hurricane Ike is going to make a real mess. Incredible winds, storm surges, rain, floods... a lot of people are going to need our prayers and our help. What caught my attention though, was the mention that because of Ike, gas prices are already rising again. It is predicted that Ike is going to most likely cause severe damage to the oil rigs in the Gulf. This may very likely happen, but it hasn't happened yet...

So just stay calm.....for months, even more than a year now, we have been very aware of rising oil prices, thus rising gas prices. However, in the last 3 or 4 months, those same prices have been going down because we have started combining our trips, not making unecessary runs into town. We are staying at the speed limit and making sure our tires are inflated properly. We are carpooling and doing everything we know to do to conserve our gas and ease our finances. Just keep doing what you're doing.

If the oil rig is damaged, our continuing to do what we're doing will ease the strain felt by that. Panic isn't good in any situation. No, we can't stop what the oil companies are intending to do, but we can continue to do our part by staying calm and pressing forward.


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