things seemed a little . . . different. odd. sparse. Then it hit me, I was about the only car on the road. It was eerie in a way. Usually this road is hopping with cars, and the intersection I was approaching is usually much busier.
As I crossed Highway 52 --- empty. Was it the second coming and I'd been left behind? This just isn't normal.
Here's a flashback to 1981 (the year I was married)
Cost of a new home: $83,000.00
Median Household Income: $19,074.00
Interest Rate: 18% on a conventional loan
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.15 ($0.18 as of 3/22/81; $0.20 as of 11/1/81)
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.38
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.90
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.22