Week of February 5 to February 11 (Nat’l Avg $2.605)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Nice!! Is it in the house with you or do you have a baby monitor set up?
     
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  2. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    41 - 4 mi. this morning. 7*F, 12 mph head/crosswind and light snow.
    54 - 4.7 mi. this afternoon. 5*F and snowing.

    45.7 - 378 mi. for tank. F_____I__/__E
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 7 deg F , wind SW4. There is a railroad crossing that I cross every day on the way to work. I get stopped by a train there about five times a year.
    Today , I got stopped by......... the gate and flashing lights. No train. After about 30 seconds , I turned around and took an alternate route , which
    wasn't too bad except for higher speeds , more acceleration to reach those speeds , and two extra miles. 37.1 miles , 52.17 MPG. No gliding on those extra two miles , either.
     
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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    *deep breath*

    30 mpg / 5.0 mi - yesterday with a trailer from work to the shop to pick up my mower.
    34.9 / 3.8 - home

    52.4 / 2.0 - out to pick up kids from youth group
    44.7 / 2.0 - home

    45.9 / 9.7 - early this morning to a donut shop, happy birthday to my kid
    50.7 / 6.9 - to school dropoff, then to work

    Then at lunch
    42.1 / 2.5 - to feed store for more lamb milk mix
    52.1 / 5.2 - home to feed lamb
    70.2 / 5.2 - work. :D Warm car, sunny day.

    Tank is down to 49.7 / 354 and below 1/2.
    F____|/___E
     
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    In the house, baby-gated in the laundry room. It's too cold outside for a new baby. The other babies could snuggle up to mother, and now at a month old they're super-fuzzy and keep themselves warm. We'll be phasing it out there as the weather allows, and in a couple weeks it'll live in the barn.
     
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  6. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Winter storm blew through yesterday and today. Roughly 6" of snow over the past couple of days has made the roads pretty bad.
    34.5 - 4 mi. to work. 1*F
    40 - 5.1 mi. work to grocery store. -5*F My normal back road home was probably a mistake today.
    34 - 1 mi. home.
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 23 deg F , wind NE7. This is a headwind for me , but today it was not a factor. We got about six inches of snow last night , and at the time I'm driving to work , the plows have not done their job yet.
    I stayed at Linda's last night because I knew the roads would be bad today. I still took the tollway (I-355) as it would be safer ( no traffic signals or fire engines). The secondary roads were miserable.
    16.6 miles , 33.7 MPG. Ouch.
     
  8. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Good job, Edwin. Stay safe.
     
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  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    In conditions like that, just arriving is an accomplishment.
    It was nice here, up to the 50's.
    Baby lamb is in the barn today.

    42.7 / 2.5 - from work to dinner with the family
    48.3 / 1.7 - to a church board meeting
    52.5 / 5.4 - home

    53 / 11.5 - school and work this morning.

    Tank is steady at 49.7 / 375 mi.
    F____|/___E
     
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  10. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    out to lunch with the lunch bunch again:
    61.7 / 5.6 miles (49F S@9) out
    39.8 / 5.6 miels (59F S@10) back

    can you tell which way is down hill to town. it also helps to have some long EOC's at the start from home. I could not do that in town.

    tank:
    10.9 gals converted
    529.5 miles
    F_____|_____E (needle pretty much covering the E line now.)
     
  11. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    I feel for you, these big dumps of snow are really terrible to drive through. It's been a tough week for us both mileage wise.

    Snow's ended here but most of where I drive hasn't been plowed yet. It's all packed down now but so lumpy it feels like it's going to shake the car apart.
    Even worse, the temp. dropped when it cleared off. Coldest morning yet this winter. The car almost stalled three times in the first mile or so. Scared me a bit, it's never done that before. Engine was plugged in so not sure why, maybe a bit of ice in the fuel pump or something electrical. Anyway, it was fine this afternoon.
    28.9 - 4 mi. to work. -31*F (wind chill -51*F) Brrrr!
    47.4 - 6.5 mi. from work to drug store, then home. Warmed up to -6*F.
    Tank down to 45.2 - 399 mi.
     
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Take care in the snow you guys!
    Glad the baby lamb is progressing Andrew :)

    Just the one drive this weekend, took youngest's friend back this evening in the Jazz/Fit Si, 4UP, 35°F:

    48.6 / 34.1 mi
     
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  13. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Did a fair bit of running around today but mileage was mediocre. Still cold, -4*F this afternoon but fell to -19*F this evening with -38*F windchill.
    36.7 - 21 mi. total for 8 trips today.
    What's worse is the car started missing/stumbling badly again on the way home from church this evening. Barely made it home. It stalled about a half block from home and I just managed to coast to the edge of the driveway. It didn't want to start again and took quite a bit to get it running. I'm really thankful we made it home. With my son being in a wheelchair and the bitter cold tonight, being stalled even a short distance away would have been bad. Not sure how tomorrows commute is going to go or what's causing the problem.
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    It's been a while since I've even thought of potentially bad gas issues (e.g. water). I hope that's all it was. Good luck, Kevin!
     
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  15. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    57.3 home Friday

    Saturday to a beekeeping class in the next town
    41.6 / 33 mi out
    50.1 / 33 back home

    Sunday evening to youth group, back home, back to pick them up, back home. Icy slush.
    43.6 / 2.0
    41.6 / 2.1
    48.6 / 2.1
    40.4 / 2.0
     
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  16. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Cool!
     
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  17. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    We got the hive boxes this time. Need to bring them back painted next month. The month after that we pick them up full of bees.
     
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  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Friday took a trip to Dallas with my son for an academic event. Temps were cool (50's) and misty. Traffic was the worst I've ever seen for the in-city part, and I used to live there.
    45.1 / 132 mi - to Dallas
    57.4 / 25 - to dinner after
    50.3 / 113 mi - back home

    That burned up half a tank of gas. The oil change minder also turned on (7500 miles).
     
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