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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Uninspiring day...

I don't know about y'all (yes, I said y'all) but I had a pretty uninspiring day today. It all started with the builders who are replacing the roof on our condo building (there are 4 units to a building, townhouse style). The roof replacement is pretty controversial, at least to us. Had we known that they were going to attach $27,000 per unit to cover the roof replacement before we bought the house, we wouldn't have bought it. But, what's done is done. Of course, the builders start work PROMPTLY at 7 AM (I usually don't get out of bed until around 8 - one of the benefits of not having any kids at this point), so that's pretty early for me. They haven't gotten to my unit yet, but they are onto the one next to us and they have been traipsing around our roof today... so that irritated me.

Then I had to buy gas. I hope I'm not the only one who thinks it's wrong to have to pay $47 to top off a stupid little Ford Focus. I'm not sure where everyone else's gas prices are, but here in Juneau, we are still at $4.33/gallon.

I had a pretty busy day at work. People need to stop getting hurt at the police academy. I think I have, like, 10 claims just from the academy, all within the last 3 weeks or so...

I know, I'm complaining a lot today... It's just been one of those days.

3 comments:

partnerofapilot said...

Over here in the UK it would cost you in the region of $12.25 per gallon, so that same tank of fuel would have cost you in the region of $132 here!!!

Try getting your head around that!!!

It has got to a stage here where most people will avoid making unecessary car journeys. We have actively chosen to become a one car family, because running a vehicle here is too expensive to justify.

We also have to pay road tax on top of this, and also pay for MOT as well as servicing

Tripacerchick said...

That's insane!!! OK... you win... I'd hate to have to pay that much. Taking the fuel prices into account, we are a one car family at the moment, but we will have to get a second vehicle to keep in Anchorage once Aaron goes active on his new schedule, so that'll change. But at least I'm within walking distance to my job if things get too bad here in Juneau...

Mandy said...

down in north carolina its about $3.60 a gallon

also, enjoy your sleep ... b/c when you have kids THAT all changes (actually that all changes when your pregnant, but that is a whole other issue entirely)

PS I love blogs that have a list daily complaints ... makes me feel normal to know someone else "out there" has simple irritations too:)