S.D. Watch, featuring the previously-retired South Dakota Blog Watch Man, has been using the horrible gas prices as a subject for thier last two posts (here, and here). It’s fitting — I’ve never seen gas so high in my life. In fact…(cue hazy flashback scene)…I remember when I first bought my 1969 Volkwagen Beetle back in 1996. Gas was $0.99 a gallon.

Yes. You read that right.

In fact, gas prices were as low as $1.19 back in December of 2002 — only a few months into this war we’re waging on “terrah.”

According to SDBWM the prices in Sturgis are up to $2.89 a gallon now. And I believe it — we just drove through the Black Hills twice in the span of a week and were amazed at the gas prices all across the state. We spent nearly $200 on gas alone to drive across South Dakota and Wyoming — that’s filling up six times at over $30 a pop.

We need a Prius.

Anyway, S.D. Watch brings us a nifty little link that you can use to find the cheapest gas in the state. Here in Sioux Falls it’s currently at Sam’s Club (as long as you have a membership) but the Gas Stop by the IHOP is just as cheap.


Now, completely off subject, I’m happy to report that I didn’t have to write a long lament on how our dog ran away or was stolen or dead and how sad I was about it. We have a gate that, for some reason, our tenants downstairs never seem to be able to latch correctly. Becket got out and was lost — that is until 12:45 am when some nice family realized that they had shut him inside thier garage for the night.

We were both a mess worrying about him, but all’s well that ends well, I guess.

This was lovingly handwritten on August 18th, 2005