Do you know what I paid for gas today? $2.36/gallon. That is with my 10 cent gas discount from the grocery store. That is amazing. I didn't think it would ever get this low again. I wasn't going to spend another $20 at the grocery store to get my gas discount this month but then I had to buy the birthday cake for work and I decided to stock up on some things that were on sale. Turns out chocolate chips were on sale. Well, I won't have to buy chocolate chips for a while.
Tomorrow I am going on the Tucson Innovative Home Tour. It is a self-guided tour of homes around the city that use energy efficient building materials and systems like solar and wind power. I went on the tour about 5 years ago. It was very cool. There were some people with very little money who did lots of creative things to be energy self-sufficient like rainwater harvesting, solar hot water, a windmill, strawbale house, etc...And then there was an architect with a rammed-earth home. The walls showcased the different colors of soil used to make them. Very pretty, and a lot more costly. I hope I can get some good pictures. I am going on the tour with one of the women from work. She mentioned it in front of my boss and now he is going with us. He's going to drive and buy lunch so I only have to pay for my $7.50 ticket. It is supposed to be 90 degrees again tomorrow (Arizona refuses to believe that it isn't summer anymore) so I have to remember my sunscreen, hat and water. Hopefully it will be fun.