Here’s the scene as we arrive back in Canada on March 30, 2009. Prices are per liter, multiply by 3.8 to equal a US gallon. We’ve been out of the country since October 28, 2008.
On the way out of Canada I posted this:
When we left Grimsby this morning the Canadian dollar was about .77 US,
our TSX had lost about 14% yesterday to get down to about 8500 points,
gas was about .93 per litre and there were only 2 items on the news: The
upcoming US election (7 days til) and the Economy. Did I mention the
Economy? They spend at least 90 % of every news program discussing the
“upcoming Global Recession”. I will be interesting to see how this
compares to what we see when we return to reality 5 months from now.
So, you can see the prices of fuel, that’s good eh? Look at the price of diesel on the signboard. It was $1.20 when we left, that’s great!
The TSX is at 8,969, that’s good too.
The news is still about the Global recession, but all of a sudden mixed in with the bad news are little glimmers of hope. Things are starting to move again, it is not all black.
I’ve been back at work for 3 days and RV sales, in spite of all the doom and gloom on our national media, are doing just fine.
Looks like we might all live through this one after all.