Photo above is my Great Great Grandfather, Civil War Veteran, Company C, First Kentucky Cavalry, U.S.

Mom and Dad had antecedents on both sides of that bloody conflict. Counties were split, towns were split, and families were split. It was never as simple as being the north versus the south.

The Preacherman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a gun and learn how to shoot." The Gunman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a Bible and learn how to pray."

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Entry for April 25, 2008

How high will gasoline go? No one knows for sure. $4.00 a gallon is getting real close, so let’s just look at that for now. Unless you have money to burn, the cost to you is quite a burden. Don’t expect much sympathy from your cheapskate employer. The biggest pay raise you may get for the foreseeable future would be to get a job that pays the same but is closer to your home, and / or to get a vehicle that gets better gasoline mileage.

Below is what $4.00 per gallon gasoline sucks from your annual budget, based on vehicle gasoline mileage and the distance you drive.


Miles Year...10 MPG...15 MPG...20 MPG...25 MPG...30 MPG
..5,000...........$2,000......$1,333.....$1,000.......$800.........$667
.10,000..........$4,000......$2,667.....$2,000....$1,600......$1,333
.15,000..........$6,000......$4,000.....$3,000....$2,400......$2,000
.20,000..........$8,000......$5,333.....$4,000....$3,200......$2,667
.25,000........$10,000......$6,667.....$5,000....$4,000......$3,333

That IRS rebate check does not look so big anymore, does it?

They say burning less fossil fuel may help save the world. Screw the world, burn less fuel to save or improve your own quality of life.

For what driving you can afford to do, Happy Motoring! I have brought my 30+ MPG Geo Metro back out of mothballs. I hope that it will help take me longer to reach the poorhouse.

James A. Zachary Jr.


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