In PFD mourning

It has taken me days to be able to write about the horrible news Alaskans received last week. But now I must face reality. Our dearly beloved PFD check… that which got us all to Hawaii or Mexico or Costco in the fall… is expected to shrink to as little as $68 by 2013.  By 2013, I’m thinking that will barely buy a tank of gas… hell, it already barely buys a tank of gas. And at the rate the price of stamps is increasing, it could cost the state more to send the checks than they are worth.

Excuse me while I go find my black pajamas and sit by my fireplace heaving emotional sighs.  PFD, goodbye.  It seems as though we hardly had the time to get to really know you.