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Re: Nice day/or not

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Nice day/or not
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 10:22:31 -0600
  • References: <756656.1115367930511.JavaMail.root@Sniper29>

Melody, inflation is not the only factor to consider.  It's a fine benchmark
for those whose income has kept pace with inflation, but that's not the case
for a lot of people (this explanation has nothing to do with your choice of
a road trip - I'm bringing it up as an every day complaint that people have)
The minimum wage hasn't gone up in....how long?  At $5.15 an hour, less
taxes, a person can buy a gallon of gas for every half hour they work.  I
definitely make more than minimum but currently make 50c an hour more than I
made 25 years ago.  In general, I agree that gas prices aren't all that bad;
the problem is the ever-widening gap of rich vs poor.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody " <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 2:24 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Nice day/or not

> Lynda: I guess I'm looking at the gas prices this way: economists I've
> heard talking about this have used an adjustment tool for factoring in
> inflation. Gas prices are no where near comparable to the energy crises
> of the 70's once inflation is accounted for, otherwise gas would be way
> over $3.00 per gallon right now. So until that point comes, I'm trying
> not to worry about the price of gas...I'm not being frivolous but I'm
> not willing to put my vacation plans on hold...it's still way cheaper to
> drive 5 people anywhere in the US than to fly them round trip and rent a
> car for a week to 10 days. Besides, I'm not at that fond of
> flying...kind of scares me.
> Melody
> Hills, IA  zone 5
>  --- On Thu 05/05, Lynda Young < lyoung@grindertaber.com > wrote:
> From: Lynda Young [mailto: lyoung@grindertaber.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 08:13:33 -0500
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Nice day/or not
> You are so right, Melody. That's our favorite type of vacation -
> fly<br>into a selected area, rent a car and just take off to explore, no
> set<br>destination, no reservations dictating our time (always with an
> eye open<br>for nurseries and public gardens, of course). It's not
> unusual for us<br>to put 1,500 miles on the rental in a week. Gas prices
> might force us<br>to rethink that plan next time, tho.
> Sigh.<br><br>Lynda<br>Zone 7 - West TN<br><br>-----Original
> Message-----<br>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On<br>Behalf Of Melody <br>Sent:
> Thursday, May 05, 2005 4:05 AM<br>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject:
> Re: [CHAT] Nice day/or not<br><br><br>So, Jim...what is the weather
> usually like down there in Gulf Paradise<br>say around middle of August?
> Now that we have a reliable means of<br>transport, our trip south is
> definitely on. Now I know this might sound<br>silly, but since none of
> us have ever seen much of the Gulf Coast, we<br>are
> planning on a driving trip down the coast, stopping whenever
> and<br>wherever that takes our fancy. We did this a couple of years ago
> when we<br>went to visit Tony in Washington...drove up the coast as far
> as we could<br>in several hours, turned around and came back down the
> ocean highway,<br>stopping whenever one of us would go "Ooh...look at
> that, let's stop!"<br>We ended up somewhere in Oregon a day or so later.
> You get to see the<br>best darned places in this country that way...just
> driving wherever...<br><br><br><br>Melody <br>Hills, IA zone
> 5<br><br><br><br> --- On Wed 05/04, james singer <
> islandjim1@verizon.net > wrote:<br>From: james singer [mailto:
> islandjim1@verizon.net]<br>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Date: Wed, 04 May
> 2005 15:14:53 -0400<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Nice day/or not<br><br>1-3/4
> inches so far.<br><br><br>On May 4, 2005, at 2:13 PM, Pam
> Evans<br>wrote:<br><br>> No foolin' Jim - that doesn't look so
> hot!!<br>Hmmmm....<br>><br>> On 5/4/05, pdickson
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