The budget is getting tighter and tighter. Gas is $3.33 right now, the highest I have seen I think. I had a job a few years beck that paid for my gas. Boy, I wish I still had that job! I put in 16 gallons for $45. The pump was excruciatingly slow although the dollars still rang up quite quickly. I believe this is going to be another tight month.
I keep changing my mind about how to spend my tax rebate check. Now I think it will just go towards gas. I live in a rural area so I can't use public transportation. I should organize some sort of carpool. I could drive to a coworkers house and ride with him but he works longer hours and I don't want to give up 2 hours of sleep each day to same some gas money. Besides driving to work 5 times a week and short distances occasionally, I only make the drive in to town every other week to run errands and grocery shop. Someday there will be a grocery store nearby. Probably not for another year and a half. They keep running in to problems. I will just have to find other categories in my budget to borrow from. Who needs $100/month for food? I'm sure I could survive on rice, beans and ramen noodles. Gas is more important!