Yesterday I drove in toward Chicago for a lunch date
(Did you miss me?
) I will not go into the city itself for any
reason. Ever since I was a young man I have said
that you could not get far enough "out" to suit me.
I feel more that way now than ever before.
Anyway, similar real estate commands a huge premium
(over where I live) for similar property, as you move toward the city. Also, I noticed driving in
that the gas got progressively more expensive, and peaked at about .13/gallon over what I paid before I
started out. When I arrived, I paid $7.00 for a glass
of "house" Chardonnay (average in restaurants where I live would be $3.50). Okay, so it's only a little here and a little there................but, as Everitt Dirksen once said
"a billion here, a billion there and pretty soon you're
talking real money