Only In America: $3.999 isn’t $4.00. What I’m Doing to Reduce Gas Cost at Casa De BowWow

It takes a lot of gas to run the 42 mowers for the Mexicans I have pushing around mowing the yard. (We had to upgrade to power mowers this year because of the competition from the neighbors over the next hill.)

It was time for action.
This is before:

And this is after:

The front forty was done with a special non-petroleum based asphalt. A nice man, called himself a “traveler” stopped by Casa De BowWow last weekend. I was deforesting the back forty and he said he would pave the front forty for me. Didn’t take him long at all.

Yes, we left one tree, because we love our dogs. It is their favorite pee-pee tree.

Sure hope gas doesn’t reach $4.00 a gallon.

I’ll be ready.

But I would rather spend $4 on:

Classic PezHood Beanie

I wonder how they spend money at

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Only In America: $3.999 isn’t $4.00. What I’m Doing to Reduce Gas Cost at Casa De BowWow — 8 Comments

  1. Ha. I was going to blog gas prices today after paying $67 to fill up my small minivan. Your post is much funnier than mine would’ve been.

    I paid exactly $3.999 per gallon at Arco (absolutely the cheapest name brand gas you can find in these parts), and yeah, it did make me feel a little better that it wasn’t “actually” $4.00.

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  2. I am a serious, serious Diet Pepsi and Cokehead. (I know a lot of people insist on one or the other, but I buy what Target has on sale. No Diet Rite though; that shit is awful.) Over the course of one long hot day a while back I polished off nearly a 12-pack of Diet Coke. That is one serious habit.

    We are trying to find ways to trim our family budget right now and I’ve considered eliminating my cola fix, but I have concluded: No way. If we’re not buying wine, we are SO buying Diet Coke.

    Gretchen’s last blog post..Luuuuuc.

  3. @Gretchen: Do you Coke Zero? Not bad, but the caffeine in the other stuff is addictive of course and at 12 a day, that’s a bad habit. It IS hard to cut back/kick.
    You stopped buying wine? Learn to cut your boys hair and you can go back to booze.

  4. Ha. I almost never cut their hair. I let it grow until THEY start complaining, then I take them to Supercuts. Plus I completely suck at all traditional female skills including wrapping gifts, party and cake decorations, and doing anything presentable with hair. Oh, and housework.

    Coke Zero DOES have caffeine, I looked it up! The cherry stuff tastes okay, the regular stuff tastes like crap. And I can’t stand any caffeine-free cola. Not because of the lack of a buzz, but because it just tastes awful.

    Gretchen’s last blog post..Luuuuuc.