Holy Crap.

I’m really struggling not to freak out over the economy, housing crisis, ongoing war in Iraq, and now the gas shortage that is currently hitting my city. As of this morning, 85% of Nashville gas stations are out of gas. We saw crazy lines of cars at gas stations yesterday and when I tried to get gas at 2 other stations without lines I quickly saw why there weren’t lines: there were plastic bags on ever single handle, indicating NO GAS. Both of our cars are at or below 1/4 tank and we’re driving an hour and a half away this afternoon for a friend’s wedding so not having any gas is a big problem. Huz went out first thing this morning and found a station that still had gas. He waited in line for an hour and 15 minutes just to fill up. This is crazy. What is this world coming to? Are we in a recession? A depression? Do I need to stop buying anything and save every cent I earn? (I actually had a religious co-worker corner me in the break room the other day and say that all these hurricanes reminded her of the Bible and that the world is ending. I quickly made an exit not really wanting to get into that kind of conversation.)

I don’t want to be a giraffe with my head in the sand and I don’t want to join the panic parade, but WTF people!?