|The view from the driver seat the last I gassed up before moving. I'm not normally one to spot inconsistencies in movies, but years ago when I watched Old Joy I noticed a thing that people from elsewhere probably didn't: the main character pumping his own gas at a rural station. The film takes place and is filmed in Oregon: GOTCHA!|
Almost everyone I know who has moved to Oregon from elsewhere dislikes it, but I love not pumping my own gas. Well, more like I truly dislike pumping it myself. Of course, I've done it before on road trips to other states or in other countries, but I always forget how to do it so I end up standing there at the pump looking confused and probably dumb and sometimes even failing to accomplish a complete filling.
|Or you can just put your completed ballot in your outgoing mail, but these are nice if you wait until the last minute. Photo from About.com|
In other news: Eric has taken sick (as per usual when traveling) so our area adventures are diminished by that and its effect on dog care. Also, I ordered our new washer and dryer yesterday from the local Sears store at the mall and they will arrive on October 6 and 26, respectively. I'm inordinately excited about new laundry appliances; I hope I don't end up missing the old ones we sold with the house in Portland.
UPDATE: I pumped my gas today! Almost all by myself, too! Baby steps.