Saturday, September 27, 2008

The gas shortage

In case you have been asleep or out of town for the past week, you realize we have had a severe gas shortage. On Wednesday, the 24th, it was reported that no station in Waynesville had gas by late afternoon.

Such a shortage does create hardships for many people, especially those who have to commute a distance, or shuffle the kids to school and activities, etc.

But, some good can come out of even really bad things. Maybe some people learned to consolidate their trips, or to realize they really didn't need to use the car so much.

The shortage proved to be a true blessing to me. On Thursday, I was planning to mow my yard, which was in dire need of some TLC. I realized I had no gas for the lawnmower, and there was probably no place in town to get some. Oh, golly gee! What am I to do?

This was the only time I have been able to use that excuse to not mow the lawn. Every cloud has a silver lining.

1 comment:

Glenda said...

We have to look really hard sometimes to find the good in a bad situation, but you only had to look in your own back yard.