Sunday, March 11, 2012

Carpe Diem and the price of gas

“Gas prices up another 12 cents in past two weeks.”  This was the headline on today’s MSN homepage.  Not exactly the news Ed and I would like to hear.  The rise in gas is not exactly news to us, it’s been the top news story for the last few weeks and it doesn’t look like it’s going to go down in the near future.    

Since we can’t control the world, how it operates, and the price of crude were taking this trip.  In other words this is not a game changer for us.  Ed and I have noticed that many people who take this trip tend to be older and of retirement age and have the time to meander up and back.  We however, aren’t 40 yet; all three of our kids are under 18 and live at home.  We’ve had to take a significant amount of vacation time from work and frankly it will take a lot for us to cancel and stay home. 

I recently traded emails with a blog reader and we talked about grabbing life by the horns, doing things when and while you can, and seizing the day!  For us this is our moment.  Sure we could wait until  we were older, retired, the kids are grown, but who is to say we’d be around, have the money, time or health to do it.  I don’t know what tomorrow will bring.  I have no crystal ball.  I do however have the time now, babysitter for the kids, and health to do it now. 

Ed and I will just have to pad our budget some more and hope for the best.  So here’s to grabbing life and taking an adventure.  In the meantime I'm going to try and be optimistic cross my fingers and hope things will somehow workout in the world.  

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