Month of July 2024 (Nat’l Avg $3.491)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jun 30, 2024.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Post your daily exploits here :D

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  2. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Oh, a new thread we can mark up! Alright.
    Early & earlier in the day, I watched the Austrian Formula 1 race & later the Portland, Oregon Formula E(electric car) race. After close qualifying laps, still Max Verstappen & Redbull started in 1st place & Lando Norris & McLaren in 2nd place. At race start tho, Max put Lando in the arrears & was many seconds ahead. Later however, Max stopped for new tires, the hard compound. As with other race teams, the hard compound tires weren't performing well this race. Toward the end of the race, Norris got near Max. Lando couldn't pass Max, but was able to wreck both the Redbull & McLaren cars. George Russell, in 3rd place, inherited the win.
    As for the Formula E race, Antonio Felix Da Costa(Porsche) won the race, winning the last 3 races AND 4 of the last 5 races! Even Antonio has been over-whelmed by his good luck, skill &/or team engineering of late.

    Having some Penne Pasta with some canned Del Monte Tomato Sauce. The Del Monte may not be as good as Prego. But, I added some pepper & parsley flakes & it is pretty good.
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Gord, thanks for starting our thread.

    Today , it's 53 deg F in Naperville IL and 54 in Elk Grove.

    Wind N 3

    33.4 miles, fcd = 51.7 MPG.

    ( trip home ended at fcd = 54.9 MPG )
     
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  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    1PM.....Cloudy, but a nice warmish walk to the Senior Center today. Instead of eating the SC lunch tho, I came home & had one of the TV dinners the Senior Center distributes. The beef stew TV dinner is really really nice, considerably better than most store-bought TV dinners, including Swansen & Mariah Callender's. With the beef stew is mashed potatoes, on which you can put some of the beef stew gravy. Very very good. Finally, dessert is very tasty peach crisp.

    PS.....Now, there is lots of blue sky & puffy white clouds.
     
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  5. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    No problem Edwin :)

    To doctors for a consultation for my wife this morning then to holiday home until Thursday:

    3 Drives
    Total Miles Driven 104.78
    Rated Miles Used 98.73
    Efficiency 106.13 %
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today it's 66 deg F in Naperville and 67 in Elk Grove.

    Wind SE 9

    I took the scenic route today, which is shorter in distance, but
    takes more time. And it's pretty close to the way I go home on
    days that I work out in Naperville. 31.6 miles, fcd = 57.0 MPG

    I also filled up at my Shell in Naperville at Ogden and Raymond.
    $3.899 = they haven't jacked it up for the holiday yet.
    425.3 miles , 8.753 gallons. Fcd = 54.0 MPG (new record).

    I'm assuming (hoping) that the price of fuel will be lower than that
    when I fill up the Elantra Wednesday morning in Chesterton IN.
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I think my Michigan trip will include a lot of rain, both ways, so
    I'm not expecting any record fuel economy. It should be approx 650
    miles round trip. I just drive safely and do the best I can. Because most
    of the I-94 part is PSL 70, my target speed is 60 mph.
     
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  8. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Rain's a good excuse to go slower. ;)
     
  9. litesong

    litesong litesong

    7-1-24:
    The weather has clicked over. Looks like great weather for at least the first half of July, with temperatures into the the 80's AND as high as 94degF on Sunday.
    Tho I've reduced the lengths of my bottomland walks since my heart attack, the weather may encourage me to walk earlier in the bottomland more, if just to stay a little cooler.

    PS.....Now they say Sunday will be 92degF.
     
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  10. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Happy Independence Day!
     
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  11. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Happy Independence Day.

    Since my doctor separated me from all the "good" food, this Fourth of July has me eating canned Lakeside peas from Wisconsin, which are wonderful. Wow, don't tell my doctor, but I did add a trace (yes, just a trace) of butter.....& pepper too. I do have a can of Barq's Root Beer. Yeah, I have to drink that sometime today. What a celebration!
    Wow, now I will have to go for a walk to balance....."my celebration". Oh, yeah.....I'll get my protein by eating some peanut butter too. Just an excellent meal.....oh, well....

    PS, 1:40PM.....Walk was excellent! Blue sky & just the right temperature.
     
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  12. litesong

    litesong litesong

    10:40PM.....Fireworks are going off....big time! Now fireworks are banned in our apt complex, but fireworks are going off just outside the complex property lines. Of course, some works are so big, you can feel the percussion shockwaves. But now, one firework was so big, the shockwave even rocked our building! I thought some car ran into our bldg. Whoa!
    So I joined in with all this excitement. What did I do? Well, I took my evening's.....heart medications! Oh, yeah. Took another scoop of peanut butter. Such excitement!
     
  13. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Wednesday to Sandsend and a garden center - hilly:
    4 Drives
    Total Miles Driven 10.88
    Rated Miles Used 13.00
    Efficiency 83.69 %

    Thursday, home via an ice cream parlour for breakfast and a stop halfway:
    3 Drives
    Total Miles Driven 96.82
    Rated Miles Used 92.18
    Efficiency 105.03 %

    Charged up last night at new rate of 7p/8.9c per kWh
     
  14. litesong

    litesong litesong

    I love ice cream, but have had only one small cup of ice cream at the Senior Center, since my heart attack.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Wed July 3. When I arrived at Bloomfield Hills MI my fcd said
    73.7 MPG for 280 miles since leaving Chesterton Wednesday AM.
    Weather was mild , NO rain.
     
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  16. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Quite a bit of running about today! To hospital for x-ray for wife, then supermarket then home. Went to see a potential new house with eldest daughter then home. Finally, went to visit mom with my sister:
    7 Drives
    Total Miles Driven 71.01
    Rated Miles Used 69.72
    Efficiency 101.85 %
     
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  17. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Sorry to hear you ran over your wife! Hope the x-ray shows no bones broken. :confused::confused:
     
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  18. litesong

    litesong litesong

    5PM......Had veggies & canned soup earlier. Later, some pears. Now some pasta with some tomato sauce.
    Two days ago, I said the temperature would get to 94degF by Sunday. Later, I said the prediction was lowered to 92degF. Now, they say Sunday will be 90degF. Also, they say it will get to 94degF by Tuesday. See, see....the weather predictors ARE CORRECT.....if you don't pay attention to the days they predict.
     
  19. litesong

    litesong litesong

    7-5-24:
    The prediction of 94degF for Tuesday, is still on.
    Curious predictions later in the week. Wednesday will drop 9degF to 85degF & Thursday will drop 6degF to 79degF. However, Friday thru Sunday, will stabilize to a high of 81degF for all days. & the following Monday prediction will be a tight 82degF & Tuesday will also be tight at 80degF. I wonder if the stabilized temperature has anything to do, with the High Pressure zone over the Western United States becoming supposedly stationary? We’ll see. We’ll really really see.
     
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  20. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yesterday, went to youngest daughter’s house to go in tandem to a garage for an MOT test. Left her car there and went back to her house. Cut her grass, assembled some outdoor seating, put up an outdoor clock and then garage rang to say her car didn’t pass the test due to cracks in the sidewalls of her 3 year old tires :(. No time to change them as they only do a half day on a Saturday so left car there and will collect it Monday evening. Called in at a shop on the way home:
    5 Drives
    Total Miles Driven 25.56
    Rated Miles Used 23.81
    Efficiency 107.35 %
     

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