I went down to the basement today to check to see how much fuel oil we had left in the tank. I knew it was getting low, but the arrow was pointing to EMTY (not sure what the weird spelling is about). From the note written in sharpie on the tank, we still have at least 10 gallons left, whatever that means. I have no idea how long 10 gallons would last, but I hate to take chances especially when we have tax refund money burning a hole in our pockets.
I called right away and the fuel man just dropped off 218 gallons of #2 heating oil for $1.89/gal. In December we filled the tank for $2.19/gal. and about a year ago it was $3.13/gal. At least for now heating our house isn't breaking the bank. Does that mean it's time to remove the "When Bush took office gas was $1.46" bumper sticker off of our old crappy truck?