We have been without internet since we returned home. It seemed like an eternity, but it's been about 13 days. Now we're back and I have important things to say.
#1. It is too cold in Ohio. The above picture was taken from my window looking into the courtyard of my apartment complex. It may also be of the indoor ski facility in Dubai. You be the judge.
#2. Gas is way too expensive. Today, most local stations that I saw were holding steady at $3.99 for regular. I expect one of them to make the jump over $4 any moment. By my estimation, that should put a gallon of gas at about $9.25 by the Fourth of July.
#3. There is far too little protesting against #2. I am thinking about making a sign and heading down to the Statehouse. The price of gas has quadrupled in the last five years. I even remember 79 cent gas back in 96 or so. While I understand that the price of oil is at record highs and that demand is at all time highs, I have trouble wrapping my head around record profits for oil companies while truck drivers pay $1000 to fill up - and I pay $54 in a single trip to the Giant Eagle gas station where I saved 60 cents per gallon!
#4. My home is too far from the nearest bus stop. It's 1.8 mile to be exact; one mile with sidewalks and .8 without. While I could walk almost two miles to catch a bus, it's more difficult when you have a baby. She could stroll for the last mile, but the beginning part involves narrow shoulders, ditches and railroad tracks. It all feels very hobo.
That's all for now. Check ya later.