Gas, after being "down" to $3.02, shot back up to $3.15 here in Ohio. Of course, I missed the $3.02 window and ended up paying $3.15 a gallon - or a total of $47.87 - to fill my tank. There is talk about it hitting $4.00 a gallon by summer. Do you believe that will happen?
There is not a lot I can do to cut my gas expenses down. I live a half hour from my job but what I pay in gas and wear and tear on the car I more than make up for in property tax savings. Also, property values are much more affordable where I live vs. where I work.
I have looked into public transportation... aka, "the bus." I am not opposed to this at all. Rather, I would enjoy that option occasionally as it would give me time to relax on my way to and from work. However, for me to take the bus would require riding on two separate bus services (two different counties). This drives up the cost to where is it cheaper to just buy gas and drive myself. Also, because the two counties do not coordinate their services well, the entire process, with transfers, would take well over two hours ONE WAY. Sigh....
I wish Ohio would step up their game with public transportation. I am just thankful it is not something I have to rely on, because life as I know it would be very different. Do you have good public transportation where you live?
In other spending news... I paid my $22.00 sewer bill today. Isn't this literally "money down the drain?" Hehehehe! :)