Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Feb 5, 2018.
Nice!! Is it in the house with you or do you have a baby monitor set up?
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
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.
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. Warm car, sunny day.
Tank is down to 49.7 / 354 and below 1/2.
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.
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.
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.
Good job, Edwin. Stay safe.
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.
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.
10.9 gals converted
F_____|_____E (needle pretty much covering the E line now.)
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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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