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What the Heck....

January 10th, 2010 at 05:03 pm

happened to the gas in the truck? We got into the truck to pick up my prescription today and no gas. Hubby had made sure it had at least half a tank when the freeze hit three days ago. And, we've only gone one place since. Last night, we went out to pick up a salad he wanted at the deli. I almost had a no spend day, but he wanted it and at this point in his stressful waiting period I wasn't arguing. And, we had half a tank of gas then. Last night, the alarm went off late, but I figured the black cat next door set it off again. But, today the gas tank is empty. Zip. On "E." The only thing we figure is that someone siphoned the gas out last night and set off the alarm. It has gone off several times lately, so I think they've been trying to figure out how much they can do before it goes off. It is usually pretty sensitive. We went down and filled it up. It would have been awful to find it empty in the early wee dark hours and 25 degrees tomorrow. But, we figure we lost at least 30 dollars of gas. We went down and bought some locking caps. We'll put them on tomorrow when we can see better. I guess I'll have to ask the elderly neighbor next door if we can put a light on that side of the garage. There isn't one because that's where her bedrooms are. Sigh, I guess this is better than the vandals that smashed our windshields or messed with the tires. We've also had the neighbor's car stolen. We've had egged cars and scratched paint. Sheesh. Well, it got rid of one of the things on my list for hurricane season. I've always had to put my car in the garage (which right now is full of stuff to work on the house) during hurricane season for the reason that gas is often hard to find or expensive if you've gotten several storms in a row. I've worried that someone would resort to taking what gas they can find...even out of our cars. I wanted to get these caps for awhile. I kept wondering why I seemed to have lost a few gallons lately in the car. I don't drive much in town so I couldn't figure out why my gas seemed to be lower than it should be. There are a bunch of kids renting across the street who have a ton of people coming and going and throwing stuff in the yard at times. Maybe, it isn't even someone from the neighborhood...just passing through as a guest. So, we'll try this. Punched a little hole in my gas budget, though.

5 Responses to “What the Heck....”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Yikes! That is terrible. I hope that the locking cap works - and that they don't then punch a hole in your tank to get to it. (I've heard that some do that.)

  2. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    That's bizarre. It's unbelievable what some people will do.

  3. boomeyers Says:

    What a bummer. It is never fun to be stolen from. Don't you wish you could put an electric zapper on there that would nail them when they tried to touch your car! Smile

  4. homebody Says:

    Ugh! We had this happen several years ago. On my car, you have to open the gas "door" from the inside. With gas going up this might become more frequent.

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I don't recommended this, but I don't think anyone can siphon our gas 'cause my son dropped a portion of a metal gas tank nozzle into the tank. Gasoline can go in, but I don't think a siphon hose would fit past it.

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