Thursday, April 4, 2013


I'm at a gas station putting air in my tires. (Gone are the days when you were able to get free air. Gone are the days when a gas station attendant checked your tire air pressure as part of the complementary service you received when you bought gas. I had to go into the convenience store to buy something to get 4 quarters for the air machine.) Anyway, a gas truck arrived waiting to fill the underground storage tanks with petroleum. The truck was partially in the street and partially turned into the gas station as he waited.

The fill ports for the tanks were located next to where I was parked. After I filled my tires and was checking the pressure, the petroleum truck pulls all the way into the gas station, blocking me into the space. I ask the driver if I can get out and how long it would take. His response was, "I tried to wait. But you were taking your time. It'll take 30 minutes." I said,  "It takes time to put air in my tires which I had to pay for."

He did not move to let me out. He hadn't even dropped and connected the fill pipes to the tanks. I am stuck for at least 1/2 hour, maybe longer before I can go.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Making Reusable Shopping Bags

I'm making reusable shopping bags using the loads of fabric I have on hand and a super easy and FREE pattern from the Green Bag Lady. She even has a video showing how to make one. Both of these resources are located on the right side bar on her blog.

4/5/2013 update: This is also posted at Small Footprint Fridays.Small Footprint Fridays - A sustainable living link-up

I'm blessed with compassionate children

My older daughter decided to buy clothes from Old Navy and donate them to a local organization. I was blown away by her generosity and compassion. I am blessed. Thank you Lord.