Week of February 12 to February 18 (Nat’l Avg $2.580)

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  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has dropped 2.5¢ since last week to $2.580 - this time last year it was $2.279 so it's 13.2% (+30.1¢) dearer.
    Diesel is down 0.6¢ to $2.992. It's 19.4% (+48.2¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a 15.1% premium to regular.
    E85 up to $2.117 - a year ago it was $1.994.

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    This morning, 2UP, some snow, 34°F, 8mph headwind W:
    43.4 / 22.6

    Tank up 0.1 at 42.7 (FCD 45.0) / 204.8 / Range 390 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 45.2 / DTE 407

    Lost 2nd pip @ 200 miles
     
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  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Lamb is definitely growing. Somehow it's limping in one front leg, and I can't see anything wrong. Just watch and wait I guess.

    53.2 / 11.5 - school and work this morning

    With the weekend's driving the tank is down 0.5 to 49.1 / 467 mi.
    F____|__/__E
     
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  3. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Hope the lamb is okay.

    Car ran fine today despite -19*F (-40* wind chill) this morning, although I didn't do as much EOC as usual. Since I don't know what caused my problem, I was a little paranoid. I did put in some gas line antifreeze last night when it wouldn't start. I wouldn't have thought water would be a problem with ethanol blend fuel, but it has been terribly cold for most of the last couple of months and I never went this long between fillups during the cold months last winter, so maybe.
    31.4 - 4 mi. this morning to work. Traffic was bad on top of the cold.
    45.6 - 5 mi., 3*F from work to mom's to pick up my wife. Battery was dead in her car today. Not a good way to start the week.
    40.4 - 2.1 mi. to the store/ gas station. Decided to go ahead and fill up just in case.
    40 - 1 mi. store to home.

    Tank: 45.23 mpg - 9.52 gal. - 430.9 mi. 95% city, avg. speed 18.6 mph.
    Considering the weather we've had lately, I'm pleased with that.
     
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  4. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2012 Pip and 2017 Prime

    Good point about the ethanol blend...
    ...and good idea!
    ...and excellent stats!
     
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Glad it worked this time Puddleglum.
    Lamb is *maybe* putting a little weight on the leg, but not much. Certainly hopping around more though.

    51.5 / 5.3 - home last night
    52.1 / 11.5 - school and work this morning

    Tank is up a tick to 49.2 / 484 mi.
    F____|__/__E
     
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  6. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    What a difference between yesterday and today. 51*F rise in 24 hours. It won't last but hopefully the extreme cold is over.
    45 - 4 mi., 32*F to work this morning.
    56.4 - 4.7 mi., 38*F home this afternoon.
     
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Warmer here, upper 40's. Everything is dripping wet, foggy, damp. Haven't seen the sun in a week and probably won't for a while.

    47.3 / 5.3 - home last night
    55.1 / 7.3 - out to a parents' meeting at school
    43.1 / 3.3 - to a store after
    51.8 / 5.0 - home

    50.6 / 11.7 - school and work this morning.

    Tank is up a tick to 49.3 / 528 and the low fuel light just came on.
    F____|___/E
     
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  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Forgot to put yesterday’s post on!

    Mon night, 2UP, motorway route, busy, needed down and up the junction trick, 39°F, 7mph crosswind S:
    40.6 / 22.4

    Tues morning, much better run, 37°F, 11mph crosswind S:
    47.8 (FCD 50.4) / 22.5 - First commute since early Jan where fuel consumption display was showing over 50mpg

    Tank up 0.2 at 42.9 (FCD 45.2) / 249.7 / Range 340 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 54.3 / DTE 363
     
  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, 2UP, motorway route, very busy, down and up the junction trick again, 37°F, 6mph tailwind W:
    40.5 / 22.4

    This morning, was a bit late, needed extra right foot and it showed in the numbers, detoured the traffic light section, frosty 30°F, no wind:
    40.7 / 23.0

    Tank down 0.4 at 42.5 (FCD 44.8) / 295.1 / Range 275 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG down 0.3 at 45.0 / DTE 313
     
  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I got gas. And a load from the feed store. Still misty drizzly.

    50.6 / 4.9 mi - to the store, load up 200 lb
    56.0 / 3.3 - to gas
    44 / 2.2 - back to work

    Fillup report:
    537 miles
    11.198 gallons
    47.96 mpg
     
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  11. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    45.2 - 4 mi. to work this morning. 32*F
    38.1 - 2.4 mi. work to restaurant to pick up supper. Lost 7 trip mpg in the last .1 mi. trying to get into the place.
    57.8 - 1.8 mi. home. 6*F
     
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  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Ugh. Parking lots. :rolleyes::confused::mad:

    Warmer still, 60's, and drippy wet here. Broken clouds with a little sun coming through!
    49.8 / 6.3 - from work to a friend's house to help move
    53 / 11 - home

    51.6 / 11.8 - school and work this morning

    Tank is at 51.3 / 35 mi, still F+.

    I've got a highway trip to Dallas tomorrow, so my mpg will be taking a major hit.
     
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  13. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Lunch trip home to feed the lamb. Temps up near 70!

    51.6 / 5.3 - home
    65.9 / 5.1 - back to work
     
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  14. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    I know it says "Thou shall not covet", but is it okay to covet thy neighbors weather, LOL.
    Off topic but, Andrew, with all your farming activities plus raising kids and church involvement, it sounds like you have an incredibly busy life.

    It's back to below normal winter temps here.
    36.5 - 4 mi. to work, -6*F. 12 mph crosswind (-24*F wind chill)
    51 - 4.7 mi. home, 8*F. 9 mph headwind.
     
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  15. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Ha ha Kevin!

    Wednesday night, 2UP, couldn't make it to motorway so rubbish detour #2, extremely busy, 43°F:
    35.6 / 21.0
    Thursday morning, 40°F:
    43.1 / 22.5
    Going home Thursday, 43°F:
    39.4 / 21.3

    After something to eat went for first physio session on shoulder, turns out it’s a trapped nerve in the neck area!
    48.7 / 8.1
    47.2 / 8.1

    On holiday Friday - drop daughter off at school then take dog to vets for annual booster, visit mum:
    39.4 / 7.3
    59.3 / 6.0 - Favorite hill back from vets
    53.5 / 4.4
    37.9 / 4.3
    Tank down 0.3 at 42.2 (FCD 44.5) / 398.1 / Range 160 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG down 0.1 at 44.9 / DTE 209
    Off to North Yorkshire tomorrow for a few nights - ready for a break!
     
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  16. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Are they optimistic that they can correct the nerve issue Gord? Hope you enjoy your weekend away.

    A bit warmer today and they finally plowed my worst section of road. Highways get plowed right away but residential streets are an entirely different matter.
    44.4 - 4 mi. to work. 6*F
    57.8 - 4.7 mi. home. 19*F
     
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  17. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    I had surgery to correct trouble of that sort a couple of years ago; a spacer was installed between C6 and C7 to untrap the nerve. Let's hope your issue is more easily resolved!
     
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  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Hoping for the best, Gord! :eek:
    Yes, Puddleglum, I am busy! I could really use a rest.

    No school today, thank you George Washington for having a birthday.
    59.6 / 5.2 - straight to work.

    Tank is at 49.4 / 386 mi.
    F____|/___E
     
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