Post 627: I get a white Christmas, kind of…!

There’s still some snow on the ground, with a 40% chance of more this morning and tonight, but as the Italian proverb states, “A thousand probabilities don’t make one fact.” In the meantime, we have old snow from an earlier storm, and it’s a bit melted. 

Snow where I park my car.

Snow where I park my car. One of these days, I may fall on my caboose in the drift along my car. 

Snow down by the Central Park. (Not New York City...we have one, too!)

Snow across the street from the Central Park. (Not in New York City…we have one, too! Nice but much smaller….)

Snow toward the football stadium. )(Go Dawgs! Go Big Blue!)

Snow, looking toward the high school football stadium. (Go Dawgs! Go Big Blue!) Must be Christmas. There’s Santa! And a tank’s aimed at the brick house in the photo above. Peace on Earth, Good Will to All!

Looking pretty good, what with all that snow covering the Canada goose poop for which Laing Park is notorious is, well,  Laing Park!

Looking pretty good, what with all that snow covering the Canada goose poop for which Laing Park is notorious. Yes, this is snow at Laing Park! It’s safe for your children to play here at the moment because the thousand resident geese are west of town terrorizing some guy’s farm for whatever they find to eat there. Just stay off the spots where the snow’s melted! Ew! May you have a Blessed White Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Post 626: supply and demand (photos)

Three blocks from the Fresh Start there’s another place to buy gasoline. Cheaper?

I still have difficulty believing the low gasoline prices here in town. Of course, even the low prices here don’t match what the woman who runs the local military museum says she saw in Chadron, a town north of here about 58 miles: gasoline at $1.70 a gallon! It’s almost cheap enough to drive up there for gasoline. Certainly, if I had to drive up that way for any reason, I’d keep that price in mind and refuel there instead of here.

I get gasoline here, mostly because it's a block away from me, just around the corner.

I get gasoline here, mostly because it’s a block away from me, just around the corner.

Last summer, this sign read 3.569.

Last summer, this sign read 3.569.

Four blocks away from where I buy gas, this mini-mart sells gasoline for less.

Four blocks away from where I buy gas, this mini-mart sells gasoline for less.

Quite a bit less, it seems!

Quite a bit less, it seems!

Three blocks from the Fresh Start there's another place to buy gasoline. Cheaper?

Three blocks from the Fresh Start there’s another place to buy gasoline. Cheaper?

No, but it's still cheaper than where I buy gasoline. Diesel users get a break here, though.

No, but it’s still cheaper than where I buy gasoline. Diesel users get a break here, though.

Clear on the other side of town (and past another station   I'll come back to when I'm on the right side of the road for photos) is the new Maverik station, the one I thought might be behind this little price deflation....

Clear on the other side of town (and past another station I’ll come back to when I’m on the right side of the road for photos) is the new Maverik station, the one I thought might be behind this little price deflation….

It's cheaper than where I buy gasoline, but not the cheapest place in town. It sits across from a sister station to the one where I buy gasoline. The sister station's price sign was, um, "not working".

It’s cheaper than where I buy gasoline, but not the cheapest place in town. It sits across from a sister station to the one where I buy gasoline. The sister station’s price sign was, um, “not working”.

Well, I doubled back to the Git and Split (sic), which is open 24 hours a day, and is about two-thirds of the way across town from me. If I drive somehwere before the sun comes up, I often buy gasoline here.

Well, I doubled back to the Git N Split (sic), which is open 24 hours a day, and is about two-thirds of the way across town from me. If I drive somewhere before the sun comes up, I often buy gasoline here. It’s the only branded gasoline in town, though Cenex is a Co-Op station, one of three along this street operated by them.

And it is the price winner fro my town since you get a 10¢ a gallon break for paying cash. That's why you Git N Split: you are robbing the owner every time you pump gasoline into your car! :)

And it is the price winner for my town since you get a 10¢ a gallon break for paying cash. That’s why you “Git N Split”: you are robbing the owner every time you pump gasoline into your car! 🙂