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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Going Out Hunting

Yes, I am going to go hunting. For gas that is.

 

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The gas shortage here in Georgia is bad. Really bad. People are following tanker trucks around to their destination to get gas. People are running out and are stranded on the Atlanta roads. The HERO units are out putting gas in peoples tanks to get them going again. If you can find gas, there are long lines out into the road to get it.

We live an hour from Atlanta. Hopefully, that is an advantage. I have to go out now and try and find premium and fill the five gallon gas can for Ians car. I will take the old truck as it drinks regular, which if I find, I will fill up the truck with. He may be having to use the old truck to get back and forth to work since regular is about all you can find now.

So far the schools are still in session, but for how long. News reports say that gas won't be coming in steady until October 13. That is a long time away.

We are supposed to go to the Georgia National Fair like we always love to do in October. Its coming up this coming week. I wonder how many will be able to make it. I am wondering if we will find the gas to go.

 

9 comments:

wwfbison said...

Are you serious that people are following the tankers??  Of course you are but that is unreal.  We aren't having any shortage here (yet) and the prices are still fairly low.  Good luck, that is awful you even have to do this today.
xx
Lisa

luvrte66 said...

Wow, that is awful, not to mention scary. I had no idea it was that bad. I think I'd be saving my gas for essential trips like work. I wonder if it will make its way up here soon....

Good luck with your hunt, Kelly!

Beth

deshelestraci said...

Good luck.  It is easing up around here.  Still crazy though.
Traci

nay0114 said...

I never really thought about it because we have gas, but you're right I wonder how long that will last. You're like people from Tenn they've been driving to Kentucky to get gas some said they drove over an hour one way just to find some. That is so crazy to me.
IF we run out here my son will be in trouble because he goes to college in the city. I guess he could sleep on the couch of someone up there IF he had to and walk to the school, but I don't see how some would be able to go.
Good luck on your adventure. You should take a camera and record where you have to go to find gas.
Take care, Chrissie

madcobug said...

The only grade of gas you can get here is regular and you are lucky if you find that. Ken says it looks odd to see cadillacs putting in regular. I hope you will be able to go to that fair. Hugs, Helen

mcknansmom said...

we are having the exact same problems here. it is so bad.  we wer given the same time for relief.  I will surprised if we make it much longer with the schools open..
take care and good luck
tina

plieck30 said...

I hope you are able to find your gas. Thngs are really weird now days. Paula

gen0507 said...

I know....this gas situation is soooo aggravating!!!  I just pray that it will be over soon!  Have fun if you get to go to the fair!

Hugs,
Hollie

bojgill4375 said...

Sorry about the gas where you are. Janie

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