As promised earlier today on this blog, I made my contribution to the American Red Cross a few minutes ago. Mike, that was for you. I haven't forgotten the emergency candles and MRE's you (jokingly) sent me during the rolling blackouts of the energy crisis a couple years ago.
I also saw $3 a gallon gas here in Sacramento for the first time in my life today. $3.079, actually, at a Safeway gas station. Other places were in the $2.80's still.