Friday, June 24, 2022

Trying To Calm The Rant

 Boy that was a HOT one!!  We're getting closer to the summers of old when it was 113 in the shade at the ranch.  We were up every morning at 4:00 to get the work done so we could swelter in the house with our tiny water cooler.  The only thing that helped was the high ceilings and what little ice we could throw into the bottom of the cooler.  Unlike nowadays, that was PRE-air conditioning.  

It's not going to get better.  It's predicted to hit 105 each and every day for FIVE days!  Oh my aching wallet.  To get my mind off the heat, I headed out to the fabric shop to get two small pieces of fabric, in order to use up eight pieces of scraps.  

That's when I came across this truck.  I'm guessing maybe it was stolen and it ran out of gas so they destroyed it.  Either that or someone blasted the driver with two shotgun shells, along with one in the back just for good measure.  Gas is expensive.  Even the criminals can't afford it!


Which brings me to my rant of the day!!  I hope all you nice folks who voted for Biden have learned the error or your ways.  This is not diesel, it's the cheapest gas within 30 miles for my Jeep Liberty.  WHY OH WHY are we not using our OWN oil resources to make fuel?  Anyone remember how much it was before?  $2.89 a gallon?  Well it has now MORE than doubled in price.  

This is the highest it's ever been in my entire lifetime!!  Yeah, you had to put up with a few mean tweets because Trump wasn't politically correct.  So you think it's politically correct for Biden to say "sorry your family member dropped dead"??  It's on video.

If I go to Arizona mid July, it's going to cost me $375 in diesel fuel ... and another $375 to return!  All the while, we are NOT helping the people of countries that produce fuel oil, we are helping their GOVERNMENTS become richer and more powerful so they can create (or make more) nuclear weapons. I'm not even going to mention the kickbacks.

The old saying "move to Arizona" doesn't work any more either because it's more than doubled there too!!  Quartzsite who has always had the cheapest gas is now $5.89 a gallon.

I hope people remember this when it's time to vote again!!!!!  I would get down off my soapbox, but to be honest, I'm just too darn mad.  Even I was surprised to hear the really really bad words that came out of my mouth (some I've never even HEARD before) when I saw what I had to pay!!!  


Fast food restaurants are also off my go-to list.  I was starving when I happened to drive right by a Taco Bell.  I'm rather partial to their Crunchwraps (I've no idea why), so I pulled in at 12:00 to find not a sole in line.  Now I know why.  This and the smallest of small Pepsi cost me $8.67.  I really should have become something other than an accountant.  

Maybe a theatre attendant.  Oh wait, I did that already.  I was an usher in our local theater for $25.00 a week in order to earn money to buy my first car.  We got to eat all the popcorn we wanted, which wasn't all that much because it came in a huge stale bag stashed behind the stage.  I went from ushering people to their seats, to working the snack bar, to the coveted job of selling tickets.  


I digress ... so I hit the fabric shop and got what I needed before heading out another few miles to a craft store for these cheap plastic containers.  I got a total discount of 75%.  I should have bought more.  My biggest sewing room problem is losing parts and pieces, most importantly the patterns.  I end up with fabric and no idea what I was going to do with it.


I spent the next four hours trying to calm down the rant.  Sorting through fabric thinking how I have WAY TOO MUCH, gets my mind off fuel prices.  I went through all the stashes, found every piece of fabric for a project and placed it in the box with the pattern.  It's called being organized, something that would behoove me to become.


I feel much better now.  When I'm ready for the next project, I just grab a box and it's all there.  Once that box is empty, I'll go through the huge shelf that I'm NOT going to show you, to fill it up with the next project.  I will admit there are 15 quilts in that stack of boxes.  Some have two quilt projects inside.  I am NOT BUYING ANY MORE FABRIC!!!!


That big red bag is one of three Christmas presents for quilter Cindy.  As I went through the stacks, I pulled out everything I knew I would never use.  She makes amazing quilts with scraps.

At long last the screaming in my head about fuel prices stopped as I sat down to watch the latest edition of Reno Rodeo, eating chocolate chip cookies without the cookie part.  It's too hot to bake anything.  Maybe this morning I'll whip some up if I have any chips left.

31 comments:

  1. i agree with you i wish more people would also , iwas watching reno rodeo when when some cadets were swaring in when president was said the crowd booed wwm

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    1. I've heard him booed several times, especially by the rodeo crowd.

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  2. We have been under a brutal heat wave too which, honey I hear ya, makes it exceedingly difficult to deal calmly with all the preposterous excuses coming out of this WH blaming everyone & everything but the energy policies this Administration has been imposing across the board since the President was inaugurated for the spiraling prices of fuel. Those price hikes began long before the Ukraine War - as anyone who has been filling their own tanks since Jan 2021 can confirm - & are a direct consequence of this administration's fulfillment of its campaign promises to shut down the oil & gas industry by blocking the Keystone pipeline, cancelling federal leases, imposing onerous (& uber-expensive) regulations on refiners & even penalizing lenders for making loans to fossil fuel producers! If anything, by cutting the US export capacity to zilch, Biden's policies strengthened Putin's hand over oil-import dependent Europe & empowered Russia to invade Ukraine in the 1st place! Now he's blaming "greedy" Mom & Pop gas station owners? GTFO! (scuse my salty language but it's HOT!)
    On the bright side - that rabbit & butterfly quilt is so freaking adorable, it'd be hard to stay angry about anything with that on the wall.

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    1. Tell me again why we need to keystone pipeline
      Mr Ed. A network of 71 pipelines moves oil and natural gas across the 5,525-mile border, according to the Canadian embassy, 50 of which flow from Canada to the U.S. That infrastructure shipped 4.1 million barrels a day of crude oil and petroleum products from Canada to the U.S. in 2020.

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    2. I couldn't have said it better Leilani!!!

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  3. It sure is funny listening to Republicans bitch….. When all They watch is Fox News / MSNBC
    And listen to.Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Ben Shapiro, Sean Hannity, Charlie Larry Elder, Bill O'Reilly, Oliver North, You sure would scare the crap out of yourself if you ever listen to NPR CNN PBS or The guardian
    Either that or spent/ Research 15 minutes on the Internet and look Your question up,.
    If you dare to Google
    Who controls the gas prices in the United States
    Don’t look right don’t look left go to center. >Newsweek (a center thinking news media)
    That’s my Two cents on a soapbox. …… Now look up why we have high inflation

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    1. Sorry, but you'll never convince me. For one, I don't watch ANY news stations. I do research on my own. You cannot explain away how this country was doing extremely well under Trump, and now we have the highest fuel prices in history, the highest inflation we've had in years, the highest food prices ... I know, it's just a coincidence.

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  4. Finally found the work around to get Blogger to recognize me for me. Get on that soapbox anytime you want to Nancy, it is your blog after all...love it when you do. And YES, it is so very HOT!

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    1. Glad you're back Dave. I'm not sure why that is happening.

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  5. Mr Ed said There’s nothing wrong with the soapbox But please let me ask you..
    If you say that the US president Joe Biden controls the price of gas gasoline an diesel
    My very simple question how does one US president control the price of gasoline throughout the world. When We the United States imported about 8.47 million barrels per day (b/d) of petroleum from 73 countries That control the price of crude oil Along with world speculators
    Please back up the information as to what you saying . No conspiracy theories
    facts only
    👉You didn’t think I was gonna pass this up did you 👍

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    1. I never said he controlled the price of gas and diesel. I said why are we not using our OWN oil resources which would produce much cheaper fuel, instead of buying oil from other nations? No one has answered that question yet, other than he's getting kickbacks.

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  6. You go girl! We agree with everything you're saying!

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    1. Thank you Shirley!!! Not that we can do anything about it, other than don't buy fuel.

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  7. I love you cowgirl, but I totally disagree that Biden is the cause of the high gas prices. If Trump was president, gas would be $10 a gallon and he would be getting a $2 per gallon kickback from our US based oil companies and his buddy Putin in Russia. Sorry, but I find it a bit ironic that someone that owns a big truck, a fifth wheel RV, two homes in two states that she orbits between, and makes daily excursions to buy fabric complains about the cost of maintaining that lifestyle.

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    1. Well said. Ironic indeed.

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    2. I've worked extremely hard all my life for everything I have, and I will not apologize for that. So I should give up my lifestyle because of Biden's policies? Again, if we were using our own oil reserves, we wouldn't be paying this much for fuel. No one has answered that question.

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    3. I love anyone who loves rodeo, but It's actually very interesting that you would make such judgements about me when you know nothing about my history. I bet you've complained a time or two about the high price of fuel. Ironic indeed, since no one has answered the question "why are we not using our OWN oil". No high prices and no kickbacks there, just jobs for our own citizens.

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  8. Rant away, it's your blog and you can do what you want. Don't let those Karen's dissuade you!

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    1. It's funny how it was okay for people to rant against Trump, but don't dare say anything against Biden.

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  9. You go lady, and well said .

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    1. I just needed to rant a bit. Thank you for listening!!

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  10. Well said is right. Great job with the organizing!

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    1. Thanks Patsy!! I do rather hate a messy room.

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  11. Well said. Keep it up.

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  12. You go girl! Totally agree.

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  13. Yes, well said.....rant on!!!
    Linda a.

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