When was the last time you saw this? Gasoline pumping for under $1.00. If you do the math using the figures displayed on the image of the pump I took today during a fuel stop in Surprise, AZ, you will find a dollar-per-gallon figure close to $0.939.
While the station was not actually advertizing this low price, I got a one-dollar-per-gallon discount using some about-to-expire gas rewards from the supermarket chain where we shop in cooperation with participating gas stations. It’s too bad that the tank was still ¾ full when we topped off today. It would have been nice to get 25 gallons at this price, but the points will expire at the end of January and we were only able to get a little more than eight gallons.
The reason for traveling to the valley was for a follow-up for the water works problems that are now mostly gone. The urologist took a look inside the plumbing and was a little annoyed that there was still a little scar tissue near the right inlet to the bladder. He ordered another CT scan to make absolutely certain that the minor plumbing constriction is not having an adverse effect on the right kidney.
Going forward, however, is pretty good news. He did not see anything in my bladder to warrant my returning in another three months which was his original follow-up plan, which is now extended to six months. He did not take a biopsy nor did he observe anything other than the narrow orifice. Moreover, there are no symptoms that would indicate any problems with the kidneys, so we seem to be good there.
Thanks again for the thoughts, prayers, karma, etc.