Ordinary Household Objects: Day 5

Ordinary Household Objects: Computer Mouse

Kathy & I made one of those “essential errands” today with a jaunt to one of our favorite destinations on the other side of the SC border.  Yes, it was a liquor store. 😉

On the way there we took I-485, which circumnavigates the city of Charlotte and is the most efficient way to our destination.  On our return, we made an intentional “wrong turn” and took the rest of the loop which results in about a 65-mile journey.  But what else is there to do? 🙂

Along the way, we were excited to see the green popping in the trees, white and pink Dogwood in their spring splendour, and relatively empty roads.  A reminder that, for Mother Nature, life goes on with or without all the pandemonium that we mere mortals are dealing with.

To top it off, I used “Fuelpoints” from our local grocery store and filled up the gas tank for $.80 a gallon!

5 thoughts on “Ordinary Household Objects: Day 5”

    1. Thanks, the mouse is one I really like and I’ve had several like it. Our grocery store has a really generous rewards program, the problem is we aren’t using any gas these days and we need to figure out how to use the points!

  1. Man, if fuel was that cheap over here, I would empty out our rain water tanks and fill them up with fuel, That would be almost 3200 gallons of fuel. That would see me through a few post COVID-19 day trips 🙂

    1. Yes, our “regular” gas, 87 octane, is $1.80 per US gallon, and I got $1.00 off per gallon using my rewards points from the grocery store (the same company owns both). Pretty sweet deal.

      As you are aware, the fossil fuel – especially petroleum – lobby is very influential here. So the taxes are low and there is little incentive to conserve. I for one would favor a $1 (or more) per gallon tax to support the alternative energy industry, but that will never happen. Meanwhile we roll back fuel economy standards for cars….

      1. In Australia it’s the Coal lobby that has all the power. Australia could easily be a totally green country when it comes to energy—loads of spare land for wind and solar farms and a small, concentrated population, not to mention that we also have tons of thorium and could easily build those thorium reactors that Bill Gates and others are looking at—but there is so much money in coal and so much coal in the ground that I don’t see that changing in my future.
        My next car will likely be my last car and will hopefully be electric, or at the very least a hybrid, though in Australia many of these tend to be priced in the same league as luxury cars so it makes it a questionable buy for a lot of people.

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