I saw this on my friend Sarah’s blog. Sarah was/is in my sorority family at Clemson. I tweaked it a tad, so if you want the real deal, pop over to Sarah’s blog.
10 Years Ago~October 1998
I was in my first year of teaching second grade. This was one of the WORST classes I have ever taught. In fact, my first three years of teaching pretty much bit the BIG one. Anyway, BP and I were dating. Being a very traditional and conservative person, I was living with my parents. They made me pay “rent” to them–$600/month. I use the term “rent” lightly because my mom actaully stashed the cash in a money market for me. When BP and I were buying a house 2 years later, I had enough money to put down 10%.
Gas was totally under a dollar.
5 Years Ago ~ October 2003
BP and I just moved into The Money Pit that year. I started graduate school and had lost 30 pounds with Weight Watchers. I was teaching THE BEST second grade class I ever taught at a different school than in 1998. Great kids, awesome parents abound. We found our dog, Sophie, that summer in the school parking lot lapping up water stains on the concrete.
Gas was probably just over $2.
1 Year Ago ~ October 2007
Still in The Money Pit, watching rain fall into the house like a monsoon in two different places. I specifically remember looking at BP and saying, “Guess we need to get a new roof.” I obtained my Masters degree three years prior and was teaching at “The New School” in my county. Frick was about to turn 3 and Frack was one and a half.
It is absolutely baffling how much changed from 2003 to 2007.
Gas was almost $3, I think.
1 Year from Now ~ October 2009
I would love to continue to teach preschool and enjoy my new porch. Who knows what the future holds?
The price of gas is comparable to a yo-yo.