How has the high gas prices changed your life?
"The gas prices have changed my life a lot since I own my own business. Fifteen years ago, it cost $4,000 a year in fuel for travel fees. Now it costs $35,000, and that comes from my profit. It hurts everything we do. Also, as state director of the North American Fast Pitch Softball Association, I have seen a lot of changes. Due to high fuel prices, we have had to lower prices for entry fees from $350 to $250. Plus, parents want to stay close to home because of fuel expenses, and teams don't want to travel. It goes in a circle."
-- Jeff Sanders
"I don't go to Terre Haute nearly as much as I used to, and I try to do errands in one stop. Also, when our family gets together to go to a restaurant, we try to share a car. I try to fill my car where I find the cheapest gas."
-- Kay Hart
"I have a daughter in high school, and I used to drive her friends home from school activities. I can't do that anymore. I also try to consolidate my errands."
-- Lisa Dickerson
"I don't drive as much. I think about where I'm going and try to plan it out. I can't just go out and run around. I have to have a specific idea where I'm going to save gas."
-- Leslie Borders
"Our kids live four hours away, and we can't visit them as often with these gas prices. We used to visit them every two weeks, and now that we only go every six weeks, it causes us to miss out on many of our grandchildren's special events. We also try to schedule doctor appointments in Indianapolis on the same day, and that is difficult. We thought when we retired we could take drives and visit antique shops, but that isn't happening either."
-- Dian and Bob Martin