6.11.2008

gas is out of control...

yesterday morning, i got gas at $4.71 a gallon. this morning, i drove by the same gas station and the price had gone up $0.10 to $4.81. then umm...this evening on my way home, it had jumped up another 10 cents to $4.91! holy moly.

so i drive 50 miles a day (roundtrip) and fill up my tank almost every week. i also pay $275 a month for parking. gees --- that's $500 a month. =( however, driving gets my commute time to about 55 minutes a day. if i take bart, it takes 2 1/2 hours round trip but would only cost $236 a month. so i currently spend $25 a day to drive to work versus potentially spending only $12 on bart. so is the extra $13 worth the hour and a half of time that i save???


2 comments:

grant said...

aiya. i hear that. do you fill 91 still ? i'm sure it'd be nice to relax and read a magazine when taking bart.

joyce said...

holy cow!! can you find cheaper parking?? maybe you could take bart most days, and just drive like fridays or something, or days you know you need to go in early or stay a little late? i actually miss taking bart. not that i'm complaining about my 5 mile roundtrip commute to work. :)