In this audio post, I talk about gasoline. I go off on a riff about getting increasing fuel economy from my car. I thought that as cars got older, fuel economy goes down, but apparently not. I also mention a couple of other things about how I’m accomplishing the increase and my technique for getting more gas from the pump per dollar spent.
On my drive home, I ponder what the price of gas will do the the will of the people to look for alternative sources of energy. You have to wonder, if gas is cheap again, will people be shortsighted enough to ignore looking for fuel alternatives? Will we start to see sales of SUVs start to pick up again?
I posted over the weekend that my gasoline budget has swollen to a very large portion of my take home pay. I figured out my projected expenses given what my projected driving pattern is going to be. Mainly, from home to work and back, plus going to get the chirren and take them home. Nothing extra beyond that. Not even adding trips to the gym, or to the store or anything like that.
Given these stats, my projected gasoline expenses are just over $400 a month. It’s actually $402 to be precise. There’s really only 1 solution to this problem, and that’s to use less gas. The question then becomes, how do I do that? Get a job closer to home, or drive a car that uses less gas. I’m not liking this one bit.
Last week, a friend of mine sent me this picture in an email. I had a hard time with it, given the state of things.