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Sunday, November 16, 2008

A happy sight indeed!

It almost seems like a miracle! When gas prices hit the $4.50 mark this summer, I was sure we'd never see below $3.00 a gallon again in this lifetime.

I'm happy to say I was very wrong.

On Monday, I filled up the van for $2.45, which was the lowest price I'd seen in over a year. Then, I watched the prices steadily go down, down, down for the rest of the week. On Thursday I drove past this same marquee several times. I saw the gas price go from $2.21 in the morning to $2.13 in the afternoon to $2.07 in the evening. Crazy stuff.

Yesterday morning it was $1.87, but by the time I took this picture in the afternoon it had gone down yet another two cents.

Very thankful for this because it means we can go north for Thanksgiving. It means my Christmas budget might be a little fatter (if prices don't decide to shoot back up in the next week, anyway). It means we can go down to St. George to shop a bit more often. And finally, I think it just makes people smile a little more.

Now, let's see if the grocery store can do the same thing, eh?

19 comments :

  1. In the past few weeks since I posted about our gas prices, they have gone down to $1.79! I'm so glad to hear that you guys have gone below the $2 mark, too!

    I agree with you, this will make our holiday traveling plans so much more affordable.

    And I get giddy every time I drive past a gas station and the price is a few cents lower than yesterday! It makes my day.

    Today is your first day of tackling church (relatively) alone, isn't it? Good luck. Judging from you last post, it sounds like you should have your girls say a prayer for you! :)

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  2. YIPPIEE!! I was doing the happy dance when we filled up on Friday at $1.95 a gallon. Then yesterday it dropped to $1.89 a gallon and I was elated with pure joy!!

    And yes--grocery stores need to follow suit!!

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  3. wow, I thought $1.95 was good. Horray for cheap gas!

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  4. I know--I'm hoping that food prices descend again, too. But it's just nice to see that while as easily as the gas prices can go up, apparently, they can go DOWN, too!

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  5. I was thinking the same thing, that I need to do a post on gas. What a miracle. We can actually drive the Expedition again.

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  6. Whoo Hooo!! That's great. I already sold my Expedition because we couldn't afford to gas it up.

    Yeah I was a little scared by the price of instant oatmeal. I couldn't believe it!

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  7. I need to gas up both our vehicles- ASAP. Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of faith in our economy. I would not be surprised if it shot right back up in a week! I have been such a food hoarder when it comes to good deals on any staples. So sad to feel like I need to hide money under my mattresses like back in the depression.

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  8. holy cow- 1.85?? WOW!! I was excited that our gas was 2.08 here! I can't believe under a dollar! We haven't had that since 2004- I remember because we went to Hawaii for our honeymoon and couldn't believe gas there was 2.00!! I really hope it stays low! It gives me great hope that the world isn't so bad :)

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  9. I can't believe that gas prices are making me happy!

    Is that the gas station at the Springville exit? Did I tell you that I lived in Springville all during high school?

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  10. That Maverik is like 1/2 mile from my house. Seeing that sign makes me happy. When we moved from Iowa to Cedar, prices were $4.00 a gallon. $4.00 a gallon x 1800 miles = tons and tons of money.

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  11. I'm not holding my breath! I'm nervous that people are going to start getting too happy and start driving more often...then prices will go back up!

    I should be happy that I paid $2.13at Costco last week! This economy has made me a skeptic!

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  12. We were driving in the sticks yesterday and saw gas for $1.65! Nuts!

    Side-note: My dad wrote a jingle for Maverick way back when. He still gets residual checks once in a while.

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  13. Man, we are still over $2.00 a gallon here BUT we won't have to pull over and put snowchains on our car just to get a bite of turkey. Love your photography! Your girls are gorgeous!

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  14. Here we are down to $1.89 a gallon the last time I looked and all this stuff goes in cycles... if you hold on and don't get too upset about it...Wow, it would be nice if milk and other essentials would follow suit !

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  15. Matt has noticed that when the gas station closest to us gets lower than what he's been seeing in Orem and Provo, that prices are going down again! He filled up for 1.99 the other day and I was so excited. It's been about four years since we had that price.

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  16. Oh, the jealousy! We just barely got under $3 again.

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  17. Finally gas prices are falling. They started falling when I drove down to Texas. I made it from Provo to Dallas in just under $100. I was pretty thrilled at that! I saw gas as low as $1.79 and that was 2 weeks ago in New Mexico!

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  18. Not fair!!! I got gas yesterday for $2.15 per gallon and I had to use a $0.10 off coupon to get it!!! I'm AM glad it's finally under $3 again. I, also, never thought that would happen.

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