There is a storm brewing in the Gulf and apparently our national oil reserves are all kept in one small basket. It will be another two days before Hurricane Isaac hits, but there are already media reports of rising gas prices. That means heating oil, gasoline, propane are all going up just in time for the onset of winter. If you have any money set aside, I would recommend filling your tanks today. If you are not a reactive type person,you could wait it out to see if we have another mild Northeastern winter which drove the oil prices down last year (One can only hope)
Speaking of mild weather in the Hudson Valley, the September crops are available now. Apples here are abundant. Tomatoes can be purchased by the bushel and as seconds so they can be canned or frozen for the winter. I would stock up the freezer and pantry because I have a feeling that we may be in for a bumpy ride after the 2012 election. Regardless of the outcome.