We had our first frost of the season this morning.
Tomorrow we can vote. I don’t want to be the one who stayed home and might have made the difference in a close race. And you?
I was driving home on the Beltline tonight in the dark now that the time has changed. I got on at 64 expressway headed North and all the red taillights were backing up from the Fortify Project. I can think of another name for it if I could keep the letter F. The farther I drove past all the oncoming headlights, I kept thinking of lemmings rushing to their end.
I heard tell of a story about a young boy who was brought to a Wake County Court. The boy had had a terrible life so far. His parents beat him, then he went to live with an older brother and his brother got drunk and beat him. He was even placed into foster care and you guessed it, the woman beat him, too. The judge sat the boy down in front of him and asked him, kindly, who would you like to go and live with. The young boy replied,” Judge, I would like to go live with the Carolina Hurricanes. Judge, I have heard people say, they never beat anybody!”
Well, that joke is over. The Hurricanes beat Arizona on Saturday night and then on Sunday they beat no one less than last year’s Stanley Cup champs, LA Kings, 3-2. Maybe now that they broke that egg in the Win column, the monkey is off their back and the back of the new coach, new assistant coach, and new Manager. They have finally cured their back problems. Lots of backs can straighten up now.
Great news I bear to you today. Crude broke the $8o dollar support level and closed at $78.27/barrel. More good news, the dollar closed at 87.27 cents against a basket of the world’s eleven strongest currencies. I have always said that a dollar should be worth a dollar. That is the strongest the dollar has been since QE began. Not by luck did our price of crude, gasoline and diesel fuel go up at the same time and the dollar dropped. Crude is traded in dollars. Cheaper fuel are like a major tax incentive for everyone and every company. Our country is headed for prosperity and its best days to come. Countries like Venezuela are headed for riot and revolution.
Gasoline is down by 2.30 cents/gallon at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel is down a further 3.56/gallon. This is when our customers benefit, when prices are following. We go down next day. The street is following Hopkins Oil pricing by about two weeks. Prices are:
Have a great day,