Photographic proof: Prices heating up
Driving around looking for photographs in early January, I noticed cars lined up three and four deep at a local gas station.
I stopped and took a photo of the scene, where a gallon of regular unleaded gas was selling for $2.99.
I thought, life is good.
The notion that I could fill up and visit my mother without having to mortgage my house didn't last long.
Now, just under two months since I shot that photo, the price at the same service station has risen to $3.65 a gallon, a 66-cent increase. And that's one of the lowest prices in Yuma. At other stations I've watched the price go up steadily, rapidly approaching $4.
Good thing the weather is starting to change, because I'm thinking my bicycle is going to get a good workout taking me to and from work. So, maybe higher gas prices will contribute to my better health.
Again, yeah, right.