I won't even begin to talk about all the taxes tacked on. I worked in the Auditor's-Controller's office and know exactly what the taxes are and where it goes. Believe me, it has absolutely nothing to do with repairing roads. It's all about Welfare!!
I won't go there this morning however ... it just makes me too mad and I'm liable to have a heart attack. Suffice to say the fuel prices are KILLING me ... AND my wallet!! By the way, the price of fuel is higher in my little corner of the world than it is in any neighboring County.
SO ... this isn't a picture of the pump when I filled up my rig, it was when I filled up my diesel truck. As you can see, it only took 25 gallons and it cost me $95.00. Imagine what it is when I have to fill the entire 50 gallon tank!
The sad news is I had to fill the motorhome with fuel yesterday too. My one station had so many trucks in line they went clear out to the street and around the corner. I went to TA Travel Center instead, where I managed to get in to an RV pump, taking up half the parking lot. $250 later, I had a full tank. That's almost $350 dollars of fuel in one day!!
I zeroed everything out, only to discover my fuel gauge says I'm only 3/4 full. What?? I know 60 gallons went in and that's what the computer said I used since my last fill up ... so how come the gauge is wrong?? I hate it when this happens because now I'll worry about it, worry wart that I am!!
Back home, it was time for the big wash. Up on the rooftop I climbed to scrub down the chalky white gunk. I would give just about anything for a solution to this problem.
The white paint oxidizes .... it rains ... and this mess appears all over the rig from top to bottom. I had the roof waxed last year, but it didn't help. I have two things at hand ... The Solution and Aero 303. Any hope either of those would help?
I wasn't looking forward to washing the rig, but it had to be done. The closest RV wash is over an hour away. I got about halfway done yesterday and will finish up today, only because I know by tomorrow (always the second day) I will be too sore to raise my arms!! Don't you just LOVE the RV life??
It is a tad foggy this morning, only getting worse until about 11:00 when the sun comes out. That's when I'll be back outside in 45 degree weather washing away. The up side is when I get done and come in the house, that 64 degrees feel pretty nice!!!
The New Year seems to be approaching at the speed of light. Why just yesterday, I had three months of nothing to do!! Now I'm scrambling as take-off day arrives faster than I expected.