We're In Big Doo Doo !
We have a gasoline shortage in T-Dot and it ain't pretty. Prices for gas are over a buck a litre (that's almost 4 bucks a galon), if you can get it. Today while I was out three out of four stations were closed in our neighbourhood and the one that was open had lineups. I know how it feels to run out of gas and get stuck somewhere.
During the big power outage in
That night my Mom had her first of many falls and I wasn't able to get her to the local hospital. I iced her back, fed her Tylenol and waited it out. It was not a pretty time. I called the local gas station every few hours and once drove 20 kilometres only to get there and find the tanks empty. I needed to get Mom to hospital and calculated my gas to see if I could make it to town and back. I got lucky, we had enough gas, my vehicle tells me how far I can drive on what's left in the tank. Mom was lucky, nothing was broken and the doctor just prescribed the same stuff I had been doing, ice and Tylenol. Finally after three days I was able to get gas and get back to Toronto. Mom did recover from that fall and from that time forward whenever my tank hits the halfway mark I fill it up again. At least then I know I won't get stuck anywhere ever again.
The Chinese stock market stumbled today wiping out almost 400 points off the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Dow hit was almost as big. Was this done intentionally in China, were they flexing their economic muscle.? They showed some superiority last month when they shot down one of their satellites to prove they could. Is this conspiracy theory on my part?
And then there is Kodak, sigh... I have been duly informed by the company that did my warranty repair in December, too bad, so sad, you loose, warranty is gone. Well guess what, I won't accept that, the camera is all of 14 months old, and tomorrow the battle continues as I write another letter to the Prez. Sooner or later someone will listen to me.
Meanwhile, this will be my new camera. It will be my birthday present in a couple of weeks and I went to look a it today. I liked what I saw so if anybody out there has a negative experience with this camera, let me know in the next little while. My pocket book would appreciate it, I hate buying stuff that breaks down. I know, I know...I'm not buying stuff this year, but hey, it is my birthday and someone else is paying, so technically I'm not buying, right?