Week of July 4 to July 10 (Nat'l Avg price $2.272)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    The national average gas price is down again this week, down 3.5¢ to $2.272 - it's now 49.5¢ cheaper than this time last year.
    Diesel remained steady -0.002¢ at $2.372 no longer cheaper than gas and 46.7¢ cheaper than this time last year.
  2. Dash on the truck is holding at 25.1 since purchase. A couple of short trailer tows in there.

    Staged my 12 foot sailboat at the GFs place for a trip up north (Higgins lake). Couldn't see it or feel the little thing back there. I'll be loaded up with 5 days of supplies, boat, kids, dog, etc.

    Fwiw. Kinda sucks pulling the 4-5000 pound cargo trailer with this 1/2 ton . I went from a one ton diesel with airbags, to a 3/4 ton van, to this 1/2 ton. Yes it can tow, but how in the name of all that's holy do people hook 10,000 pounds plus to a 1/2 ton and fly down the eway at psl and higher I'll never know
  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 34.9 miles , 72.5(67.42) MPG. Tank is at 643.1 miles , 76.1(70.77) MPG. Last pip started flashing on the way in today at 625 miles. Will be filling at approx. 673 miles tonight. I did drive 80-some miles Saturday , but zero miles Sunday and Monday. Not completely thrilled to be back at work ; still sore from riding the bike.
  4. Blackbelt

    Blackbelt Well-Known Member

    Not here in Pennsylvania, the land of taxes.
    Filled up the Fiat this morning, regular was $2.60/gal, MId grade was $2.76.
  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Our regular ( E10 87 ) is $2.35. Mid-grade = + .30. Premium = midgrade + .40
  6. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Thanks for starting the thread Gord. Good to have you posting again, and a pretty good take for last month to boot. :D

    Friday going home:
    - 68.1 / 13.0 miles (83F E@7)
    FCD = 61.9 (+4.4)

    this morning:
    - 57.6 / 13.0 miles (77F S@8)
    FCD = 61.1 (-0.8)

    This week will be a hot one in the mid west. Highs in the mid 90'sF and Heat indices in the mid to upper 100s - 110s F. Stay cool out there and hydrated.

    0.69 gals converted
    40.2 miles
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  7. ksstathead

    ksstathead Moderator

    2 good tanks to start the summer: 63.8/164.0 and 56.5/522.1 for a 58.1 seasonal average which is 1.5 mpg above my all-time seasonal best set last summer.

    Paid 1.899 at costco less 4% cash back for a net of 1.823
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  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Jason! :D I'm not driving this week - car pooler's turn :p
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , rain (thunderstorm) all the way in , 68 deg F, wind S3. 34.9 miles,68.2(63.42) MPG. Tank is at 39.3 miles , 69.3(64.45) MPG. I'm going to average my fill-up from yesterday with the tank before , which was suspicious. For whatever it's worth, my fcd for this last tank was 76.3. 1364.5miles /19.254 gallons = 70.87 MPG. I'll take it ! I have too many activities planned for this week after work. Some of them will help the tank , some won't. Hopefully it will stop raining so I can mow Kelly's lawn. It may reach 90 F today , but no matter what , it will be unbearably humid. Perfect for lawn-mowing.
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  10. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Yep, I had to do that when I got home last night. Eat a little something, then out and mow in 92F with the heat index of 106F. Needless to say Soaked by the time I was done. The grass was about twice as high as I like to cut it so it clogged up the mower a few times, so I just lifted it up to keep the motor running and spin the excess grass out. With all the rain in the last few weeks the grass is growing like it normally does in May. Usually this time of the year I am starting to mow only once every 2 weeks because it is so dry. I have been keeping up with it once a week, but I didn't want to do it over the weekend with company here so it had 2 extra days to grow, and did it.

    last night:
    - 61.6 / 12.9 miles (92F, h.i. 106F S@11 winds, wt started at 98F) tried one of those cooling towels that the kids bought me for Christmas, It was not a cool as I thought it would be but it was wrapped around my neck like a scarf, which helped some what. I unwrapped it and snapped it a couple of times on the way home. Still very warm in car. :oops:
    FCD = 62.0 (+0.9)

    this morning:
    - 47.1 / 13.1 miles (72F W@8 with T-storm and heavy rain with lots of standing water. The second round of storms started 5 minutes before I got to the car. I was hoping to get on the road before the skies opened up again, but it was not to be.:rolleyes: Thus 10 MPG departure from the normal I get in the mornings.:mad:
    FCD = 59.8 (-2.2) :eek:

    1.18 gals converted
    66.1 miles
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yesterday after work , went to Kelly's to mow her lawn , then to St Charles for a private screening of a new movie , then home to Aurora. 46.6 miles , 77.5(72.08) MPG. Today , PERFECT weather for a PR inbound commute ! 69.5 deg F , slight tailwind (S4). 34.9 miles , 76.5(71.14) MPG. Tank is at 120.8 miles , 74.5(69.28) MPG. Jason , our grass hasn't been growing really fast. Very little rain here. I tried to mow Monday , which would have been seven days , but I could scarcely see where to mow , so I waited a few days. Hopefully, rain today.
  12. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    that is the way it usually is here as well this time of year, except for the few patches of grass that seem to keep growing when all others have gotten crunchy and stop growing.

    last night: to dinner (kids and wife ate else where because of the oldest having youth at someone else house).
    - 62.4 / 7.7 miles (90F, h.i 103F with the dew point of 77F, man was it sticky SSW@7)
    FCD = 60.1 (+0.3)
    To the church building
    - 60.7 / 1.6 miles
    - 60.9 / 6.6 miles (85F, h.i. 95F SSE@6, but the temp at the house still said 90F)o_O
    FCD = 60.5 (+0.4)

    this morning:
    - 55.7 / 13.1 miles (79F SSW@13 with some wet roads from a passing T-Storm that crossed the area just before heading out.)
    FCD = 60.1 (-0.4)

    1.66 gals converted
    94.7 miles
  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I'm combining yesterday's trip to my friend's house and the trip back to work this morning. 24.7 miles , 74.0(68.82) MPG. Tank is now at 145.6 miles , 74.4(69.19) MPG.
  14. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Home last night:
    - 64.7 / 13.0 miles (88F H.i of 97F with SSW@8 head wind) about 1 hour late from normal leaving time. Water temp started at 92F
    FCD = 60.6 (+0.5)

    Wicked 60-70 MPH winds raked through at 12:30 AM last night (gust front was leading 10 miles in front of the leading edge of the T-storm, you could see it on radar), downing trees and tree limbs. We lost a few limbs. Lots on the ground coming to work (3-5 inches diameter limbs). It was the part of the complex that spawned the tornado that hit Eureka KS last night.

    this morning:
    - 57.0 / 13.1 miles (75F NNW@6 so another head wind)
    FCD = 60.3 (-0.2)

    2.10 gals converted
    120.2 miles
    ^F still
  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    3-5 inch diameter ? Serious wind damage, Jason. Today , 65 deg F m wind NW11. 34.9 miles , 69.7(64.82) MPG. Tank is at 218.4 miles , 74.5 (69.28) MPG.

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