Actually, this is no real surprise as the price of gasoline in Fort Langley has always been a bit more costlier than other places from just down the road, but we have being hitting well over the $1.40 mark for sometime now. Seeing the $1.50 price has brought home the notion that we Canadians are far from out of the deep end in the lingering economic cesspool from 2008/09. The impact of these prices are having a daily effect on myself, and I know for others as well.
I drive a whole lot less. Since I moved farther from the down town area, I think twice about my trips for groceries and causal trips in the vehicle. I now have to plan my trips and put them into my budget. The extra ten kilometres per day add up real quick. My driving costs are about $50.00 per week now, so cutting back on driving is a natural reflex in keeping with my fluctuating income.
With watching where and when I drive, such as getting my groceries and getting other items like hardware supplies, this now means deal-hunting has become an ever more vital practice for my every day budgetary needs. I primarily shop at big box store, and buy mostly in bulk, for the savings. Getting the best bang for my buck is the new code with inflation creeping up fast.
Doing more in less trips on the road is now a daily routine. I found myself the other day forgetting something that I needed when I left a particular store, but instead of doing a U-turn to go back, just kept on going home, fully aware that the extra trip back would put a dint in my gas budget.
All of a sudden an electric or solar power car sounds nice. Perhaps sooner than later these power systems in vehicles will be the norm? Enjoy your roads trips this summer!