When Would You Pass on Gas?

August 15, 2005 at 8:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I have a not-so-hypothetical question for you all. Gas prices are climbing, that’s no secret. How high will they have to climb before you make substantial changes to your lifestyle, either by force or by choice? What will those changes entail?

I don’t plan to make many changes, regardless of the price of gas. Being a Star Tran user I hardly drive my own vehicle, which can go well over a month on a single tank of gas. Driving around the region to officiate soccer and baseball games could get pricey. Colleges pay mileage, so their games aren’t a problem. For games at other levels I would just need to decide how far I’m willing to drive before demanding a raise. The Missus drives about 70 miles each weekday, so we’ll take a hit there. But fortunately her car gets reasonable gas mileage.

Beyond that, well, I suppose we’ll take vacations closer to home. But we don’t take very many vacations, so that is hardly an issue. Flights to the in-laws’ place in Albuquerque will likely become more expensive, but the in-laws pay for or subsidize The Missus’s tickets and I only go once per year (or less).

In short, we are situated pretty well. For now. Knock on wood.

Update: Prices could be worse!

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